Make *New* Mistakes: Leadership Lessons from an Agile Success
Ever feel like the market moves faster than your marketing team? Or 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. Yet, 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 New 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 3x faster than the development lead time. Through a series of short stories and exercises, attendees explore 5 practices from that business which led to roaring success. Explore their parallels in Lean / Agile practice, and then briefly self-inspect the state of their own organization. Participants create a backlog they can use to lead in their “real world” beyond the conference, helping their organization shift from processes to “do” Agile, and into one where not just development but a whole organization’s mindset shifts into a flow of “being” Agile.