Pierre E. NEIS – NO SHOW
Associate, Lean Agile Coach, We&Co, Luxembourg
Comment from organizer: Pierre has cancelled presentation on very short notice (less than 2 weeks prior the event) for reason of “need to balance between business and community in my engagements”. We consider cancelling speaking engagement on such a short notice for any reason extremely unprofessional and violating speaking agreement. We advise other conference organizers to be careful when inviting Pierre for his event.
Senior Management Consultant with deep knowledge in Product Development and Operational Excellence: Finance, Government, E-Commerce, Global organizations, Offshore Maturity. Sets up operational excellence through lean and agile techniques increasing company readiness to change, close customer relationship and people behaviour. Co-creator of: #play14 (serious games gathering), Lean Kanban France, Agile4HR
During the last 15 years, Agile people thought that agile is only IT engineering related work and we discovered that we were wrong. Then, a portion went to improve management regards delivering the most value as fast as possible through close relationship with organisation, customer and user until they reached the level where « agile mind-set » challenged hardly the old way of doing things: command-and-control, opacity, bad communication, disengaged users, stop-and-go, etc.… And we discovered that stressing a system stress its health regards sustainable pace.
We thought that Lean was our new silver bullet. But we discovered that there is still variability in the process: it’s called human.
Filling the gaps between Operations (developers), Management (organisation), Business (customer) and Users (UX) changed completely the old factory like production flow to a more interactive organic approach that redefine both the work and the organisation. Functional silos blowed up for new work streams.
Agile coaches in their fieldwork do no more face project management or IT works, they are spreading out the boundaries to product development, service alignment to user centric deliveries with short feedback loops and constantly improving the work with management, users, customers and operations. Side effect is that nowadays we know that an agile transition starts with organisational change. We discovered that even born in IT, Agile isn’t related only to IT but embrace the whole.