ITx Rutherford 2019 Programme

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How to be effective: Agile and the Bottleneck

Wednesday 10:00am - 10:40am, CITRENZ (Ara Room 3)

Ever find that no matter how hard you work or how long you work, things still don’t get done?

With a particular focus on Agile, international best-selling author Clarke Ching will show you how to overcome the top blockers hobbling most teams. They cause delays, force rework, and trap enormous amounts of business value inside your customer's backlogs.

Many teams give up trying to overcome them, and focus on being efficient not effective.

To be effective you also need to be able to get others onside with your ideas. Through stories and anecdotes, Clarke will also show you how to use humour and stories like trojan horses that sneak your “bloody good ideas” out of your head and into other people’s heads… without them fighting back.

The ideas from this talk will help you in your own teams, plus give you invaluable tools for your students to equip them for today’s agile tech sector.


Clarke Ching

Agile and Theory of Constraints guru

Clarke Ching is an international best-selling author, speaker and consultant on agile productivity. He has helped some of the world’s best-known brands understand Agile, Lean and the Theory of Constraints, including Dell, GE Energy, Royal London, BskyB and more.

Clarke is the author of "Rolling Rocks Downhill - The Agile Novel that never mentions Agile" and the bestseller "The Bottleneck Rules" recently featured in The Guardian newspaper and The Spectator magazine.

He's been powered by Eli Goldratt's Theory of Constraints and Lean for over 20 years, and Agile since 2003.