It’s a small world after all

How thinking small is changing software development big time

The world is changing fast. More precisely, the world is changing at increasing speed. This means things that were not possible five years ago come into reach. Incumbent organizations need to adapt fast to keep up with new competitors that use new technologies easier, faster, and better than they do. As a result, every aspect of software changes towards smaller. Even smaller teams or even micro-teams, less management, flatter organizations, even shorter cycles, and smaller components.

During this energizing and high-paced talk, Sander discusses the Cynefin model, shows why software development goes so terribly wrong, how to move beyond Scrum and enterprise agile, why self-organization is not as easy as it looks, and why continuous delivery leads to not doing projects or estimates anymore and why microservices are hard but essential as the underlying foundation.

In short (<500 characters)

Our world changes at an increasing speed. Things that weren’t possible 5 years ago come into reach. Incumbents need to adapt to match start-ups. We evolve towards smaller, faster, and shorter. Think smaller teams or even micro-teams, flat organizations, no management, even shorter cycles, smaller components. During this inspiring talk, Sander discusses Cynefin, how development goes wrong, how to go beyond Scrum, why self-organization is hard, and why continuous delivery allows you to stop doing projects.