The Lean Enterprise
YOW! 2014 Melbourne
Companies like Amazon, Google and Netflix have shown that software can provide a powerful competitive advantage to organizations experimenting with disruptive business models. However in more traditional organizations, where IT is “just a department”, it’s easy to be cynical about the transformative power of software development. The main barriers are cultural and architectural – and of course, these concerns are linked.
This talk will begin by presenting the principles that enable rapid software-driven innovation at scale. We will then spend the bulk of the talk discussing how to transform existing organizations, using case studies from several domains. By the end, you will be equipped with battle-tested approaches to better serve customers by harnessing your organization’s true competitive advantage – the ingenuity of its employees.
Jez Humble is a Principal at ThoughtWorks, and co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler's Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010). He has worked as a software developer, product manager, consultant and trainer across a wide variety of domains and technologies. His focus is on helping organisations deliver valuable, high-quality software frequently and reliably through implementing effective engineering practices.