ITx 2018 Speakers

Keynotes and Speakers for ITx 2018

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Clarke Ching

Author and One of the Socks at OddSocks Consulting

Clarke wrote Rolling Rocks Downhill, the Agile business novel, and The Bottleneck Rules. He has been doing Agile for over 15 years, and has been powered by ToC and Lean for over 20 years.

He recently returned to New Zealand after living in Ireland and Scotland for 20 years. He now lives in his home town Nelson.

Why the Worlds Third Richest Person Should be your Agile Role Model

Wednesday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, Agile Day (Agile Day 1 Room)

Forget Toyota. Forget Spotify. Forget Nokia (who?).

If you’re looking for an Agile role model that will last, choose Zara, the Spanish fast fashion retailer.

Once you see how their tightly integrated product-development, distribution, and retailing systems work, you’ll never look at Agile the same way again.

The U-shaped Agile Team

Thursday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, PMINZ (PMINZ 1 Room)

Lessons from a TOC expert on how to execute Agile projects much faster by CHOOSING your team’s bottleneck, rather than leaving it to fate.

Your Agile teams’ bottleneck determines their throughput, whether they know it or not. Some bottlenecks are good, some are bad, and some are stupid. Did you know that you can choose your bottleneck? This session will show you - by example - how to do that.

You’ll learn how to run faster than you ever thought possible ... by managing your bottleneck, rather than letting it manage you.