Lessons in Gravity: What keeps you down?
What keeps your best ideas from reaching escape velocity? Constraint come in many forms like process bloat, corporate hierarchies and bright shiny technologies are just a few gravity wells we face. If product and customer learning are the obvious target of uncertainty and value, why do we add baggage that inhibits learning and how does it keep sneaking in to our companies and teams? This talk will challenge you to examine which things you can jettison that allow for your innovations to lift off and move you towards your next best investment instead of being sucked down to planet old school, again.
David teaches and coaches product discovery through iterative delivery. He has spent the last 10 years coaching agility and producing products for companies of all sizes around the world. For each engagement, David’s coaching is non-dogmatic, well-grounded, challenging and pragmatic. By focusing on really getting to know a project community, David seeds self-discovery and avoids falling into the expert trap of simply telling people what they “should do”. David spends most of his time pairing around code and tests, creating product ideas and roadmaps, and helping leadership teams pragmatically introduce the type of agility that fosters innovation and creates a competitive edge. David owns and guides DevJam (www.devjam.com), a composition of mentors who blend technology, people, and processes to create better products in competitive cycles.