Keynote: From Agile to Agility

Despite the Agile manifesto commitment to individuals and interactions over processes and tools, the reality too often is that it degenerates into certification schemes focused on structured methods or even worse it degrades into tool implementation in place of change. Approaches assume a manufacturing model (the engineering metaphor) rather than a network of relationships between individuals (the biological metaphor).  Requirements are fragmented, the bigger picture and wider opportunities are lost. Excessive focus on predetermined goals and KPIs fail to support continuous learning and adaptation through experimentation. In this presentation we will look at the next generation of organizational agility, creating real-time feedback loops, adaptive processes and fostering innovation – working out what is a minimal scaffolding or structure around which new and innovative market offerings can emerge.