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Rob England & Dr Cherry Vu: How agile is changing how the world thinks

6 June 2019: 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm

85 Molesworth Street

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Hear internationally-recognised thought leader Rob England and enterprise agility expert Dr Cherry Vu share insights into where the world is going, and what part IT will play in it. Using examples from New Zealand and Vietnam, from software to shirts, to illustrate their findings.

Agile thinking is transforming IT, organisations, government, and society. Its impact is far reaching enough to talk of it as a renaissance in work, a refresh or step change that comes only once or twice a century. It is leading to new ways of working: iterative, incremental, experimenting, exploring complex systems. These are displacing the ideas of big-bang projects; zero risk; certainty and accuracy; plan once execute perfectly; failure is not an option. IT is the thought-leader for the wider organisation.

The core principle is "agility through quality". At its heart, agility is about changing faster by being better. We build this culture through attention to leadership, happiness, space, empowerment, community, and communications.

At least as important, though, is New Ways Of Managing. Too often, management views the transformation to new ways as something done to improve the practitioner workforce, not to management. This can't be. For an organisation to change, the management must change. So we combine the two into the phrase New Ways Of Working And Managing, NWOWAM. It is cumbersome but we leave it like that to make a point. This is one of the biggest issues facing organisations moving to agile ways of working. Managers must understand and focus on empowerment, collaboration, agility, and flow.

The presentation will be followed by an opportunity for networking over light refreshments.

About The Speakers:

image.pngRob England B.Sc., CITP is an independent management consultant, trainer, and commentator based in Wellington, New Zealand. Rob is an internationally-recognised thought leader in DevOps and IT Service Management (ITSM), and a life member of itSMFnz. He is a lead author of the VeriSM framework, and a recognised contributor to The DevOps Handbook and ITIL 2011 Service Strategy. He is a published author of seven books and many articles. He is best known for his controversial blog and alter-ego, the IT Skeptic. He speaks regularly at international conferences.
Rob is currently engaged by three government agencies as a strategic DevOps consultant.

image1.pngDr. Cherry Vu Ph.D. is an expert on enterprise agility and training leaders; and an experienced consultant to government and business on organisational change, change management, and culture change. She has worked and studied in New Zealand, Germany, and Vietnam.
Cherry is rapidly learning about the IT industry, and has certified in Agile Service Management and DevOps Foundations.


The ITP Wellington Branch Committee would like to thank BECA for kindly hosting this event


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Non-Members$21.74 + GST / $25.00 incl GST

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