Giles Lindsay
CTO & Enterprise Agile Coach

Giles is a software engineer and enterprise agile coach with over 25 years’ industry experience. He is Chief Technology Officer at Digital Ventures. He is also a Fellow with the BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT) and a Fellow with the Institute of Analysts and Programmers. He’s a long-term Enterprise Agilist and Disciplined Agile Coach. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Disciplined Agile Consortium.

Paper Summary.

Paper Title: 9 Dysfunctions of Genuine Agile.

The purpose of the talk is to get the audience to think about whether what they are doing within their organisation, is genuine agile, or whether it is simply agile theatre. I pose the question “Is everything about agile, or is it only part of the whole picture?” I also ask “What must we do to make genuine agile succeed within the organisation?”. My talk revolves around 9 big challenges that we as agile champions may face in the workplace especially with transformations and what we should try to do to overcome them in allowing genuine agile to flourish. It also talks to the point of agile leadership being about behaviour and not just words.

What are your Agile Challenges?

As a part of Giles’ upcoming talk, we’re looking to gather some data around the Agile challenges that you and your companies commonly face.

If you have a spare minute, we’d love to get your experiences and thoughts via the survey below. Feel free to forward this to anyone else who may be interested as well!

Your response will help contribute towards a whitepaper that Giles will be published in Q2 2020.

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