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Why our organisational leadership is still pretty sucky?

Why our organisational leadership is still pretty sucky? Key knowledge areas for every leader to understand.

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Why our organisational leadership is still pretty sucky?

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19 May 2020, 18:00

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Why our organisational leadership is still pretty sucky? Key knowledge areas for every leader to understand.

Systems theory is 80 years old, Deming's work is over 50 years old, the evolution at Toyota many decades old. XP, Scrum, Crystal clear and others are 25+ years, the Agile manifesto almost 20, User experience 25+, DevOps 10+, Lean startup almost 10, Psychological Safety from Project Aristotle and Dan Pink's Drive 10+.

So ... * Why do we seem to be making so little progress implementing decades-old truths? * What might be next if we've been stagnant for 10 years? and... * Why are organisations still such dysfunctional ecosystems? * Why are we still debating and worrying about how to write a Story? * Why are so many leaders struggling to create awesome organisations?

✅I've applied many of those practices and patterns listed above as I encountered them over a 15-year journey as a technology leader. I learnt to apply SCRUM and XP in a government department, Kanban and FDD in science technology, Portfolio management, Cynefin & Servant leadership in a Bank, Scaling Agile, Agile HR, Sociology and Psychology in eCommerce and the importance of Leadership throughout.

✅Through this process, I've documented my experience with these practices and patterns and have tried to combine the myriad of organisational dynamics into a unified theory of sorts. Leadership is such a key element in the success of any organisation, so I have focussed on identifying key enterprise practices I feel we as leaders and change agents in organisations should have on their priority list. I want to discuss the key dysfunctions we are still seeing in almost every organisation. I consider what we should do and why we haven't. I call on 15 years of experience as a leader attempting to get better at avoiding these pitfalls and consider the underlying and systemic causes that have made me fail many times. I hope to discuss with the audience full of smart brains ... Why are we not there yet? What is the next step?

✨About the speaker:

Doug Talbot is a passionate technologist. He has worked in technology forever, from coder to VP. He is most at home leading technology groups and has led tech in startups, science, banking, government, and retail. He has spent 15 years leading technology improvement through innovation, agility and culture. He is obsessed with organisational dysfunctions and how to create the most amazing organisations from technology teams to C-level. He has provided expertise to everyone from Science startups, to Ocado and International governments. He is an editor for InfoQ on Culture and Methods and spoken frequently on Agile and Organisation Dynamics. Doug is a New Zealander currently living in London and travels as much as possible to see the world the way other people see it and climb rock faces.

SEU: As a Scrum Alliance endorsed User group, you will earn 1 SEU's for this event towards renewing your Scrum Alliance Certifications.

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