If someone told me six months ago that my Lean Agile Scotland presentation would include Judy Hopps and Jack Fox stuffed animals, I would have fallen off my chair. Submitting talks to conferences six months in advance sometimes means the particulars of my presentation will deviate from the original abstract. My initial intent was to present LeanKit‘s journey to gain alignment across business and technology teams by looking at work prioritization, team metrics, and communication etiquette. But the talk evolved to how LeanKit’s Product Development team got executive buy-in to refactor a tightly coupled ball of muddy architecture. It’s a good example of hypothesis testing with actionable data.
Look for the video release soon. Until then please enjoy the slides below.