Agile + DevOps East 2020 Concurrent Session : Obeya 大部屋 : A Systems Thinking Approach to Business Agility

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Obeya 大部屋 : A Systems Thinking Approach to Business Agility

We believe that executives must practice what they preach. If they want teams to be transparent and agile, they need to practice themselves and lead by example. This talk will share some Agile & Lean techniques, applied in a new way, to help organizations understand their constraints so they can transparently carry forward their journey to business agility. “Seeing the Whole” includes organizational design, customers, products, demand and applications. Your journey to business agility has to start where you are today, so gaining a deep understanding of your current state is critical to create your change plan. We will share the techniques we use to help companies create their own plan and a pragmatic approach to scaling. As well as examples of companies that are on this journey.


Agile & Lean Coach, President and CEO @ LeanDog Jon Stahl is the President and CEO of LeanDog, a company that is focused on Lean-Agile coaching and training. Jon has been practicing and upholding the values of the Agile Manifesto and Lean Management for over 20 years. He takes an active role in coaching client organizations, helping to build cultures that deliver customer value faster with less waste. Throughout the last 11 years LeanDog has worked with over 250 companies coaching, training and software development services.

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Brian Link is an Agile Coach at LeanDog whose focus is on Business Agility and coaching companies through Transformations. After learning how to be agile hands-on in multiple startup CTO positions, most recently Brian has worked with and coached software teams through a series of agile transformations. Brian is the co-founder of the second Business Agility Conference in North America and calls himself a gentle instigator with a passion for building communities and connecting the dots for people and teams on their learning journey.