Agile + DevOps West 2020 Concurrent Session : Make New Mistakes: Leadership Lessons from an Agile Success

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Make New Mistakes: Leadership Lessons from an Agile Success

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Do you ever feel like the market moves faster than your marketing team? Could you imagine what’s possible if you’d be forgiven for making an honest mistake? Organizations introduce agile believing it will lead to greater responsiveness, resiliency, and resourcefulness, but agile is more than a process. Achieving agile’s full benefits comes from shifting the culture and mindset of a whole organization, sometimes as radically as leadership allowing teams to make mistakes. This philosophy was a driver in the fastest division in HP’s history to reach $1B, a hardware division focused on manufacturing operations with razor-thin margins and markets that changed three times faster than the development lead time. Through a series of short stories and exercises, we'll explore five practices from that business that led to roaring success. After briefly inspecting the state of your own organization, you will create a backlog you can use to lead in your “real world” beyond the conference. Learn how to help your organization shift from processes for "doing" agile into a flow of being agile.

Bernie Maloney
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Bernie Maloney’s career started with a flash and a bang. Literally. His first position was designing devices that protect telephone networks from lightning strikes. A few career pivots later, he had a flash of insight: it was possible to tap into latent potential in every person, every team, and every organization. The teams he’s worked with have grown businesses to beyond $100 million, delivering products from consumer electronics to network infrastructure to services & payments at firms including TiVo, Cisco, Wells Fargo and more. He’s also a Certified Scrum Trainer® teaching private and public workshops, including Agile Product Development at Stanford Continuing Studies. As an Agile Leadership Coach, Bernie helps his clients achieve performance breakthroughs with their teams, organizations and themselves. More, he believes that Accelerating Genius is possible in every person and business, and leads both to outrageous effectiveness, and a whole lot more fun.