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Ask Me Anything with Dan North

17 April 2018

Time: 15:00 - 16:00

Duration: 1 hour


There are not many people that would open themselves up to a live webinar with the title ‘Ask me Anything!’ but Dan North is one of them.

Dan lives and breathes Agile, agility and routes to making businesses more successful. When we asked him to introduce himself at the Agile Business Conference, he modestly described his role as helping organisations ‘to become the right shape. Helping them to figure out what they’re trying to do in terms of technology, in terms of structure, in terms of people, and helping them to become the right shape to do that more effectively.’

For Dan ‘Agility isn’t all that complicated. Agility is – work in small chunks, work with small teams, get feedback.’

In this webinar, he will help us all dig deep and understand what being Agile might mean for our organisations. One question we may ask is ‘How do we get all the teams focused on a shared goal?’

In the video interview above, he recommends us to be think less about activity and more about value. How does value flow through our organisations? How can we improve value?

Dan recognises the unpredictability of our current business environment and that ‘most of the management methods that we’ve had for the last fifty, sixty, seventy years like to believe that you can squeeze out all the uncertainty and know stuff.’

An Agile mindset accepts uncertainty and that it’s not possible to have all the information we would like. In today’s world, the key is to get better at adapting to change.

Join Jenny Bailey as she discusses these challenges with Dan North, and presents him with your questions and your challenges in this live ‘Ask me Anything’ webinar session.


Dan North Bio:

Dan North

Dan uses his deep technical and organisational knowledge to help CIOs, business and software teams to deliver quickly and successfully. He puts people first and finds simple, pragmatic solutions to business and technical problems, often using lean and Agile techniques. Primarily a technology and organisational change specialist, he has been coaching, coding and consulting for over 25 years. He applies systems thinking, lean and Agile principles to solving complex business and technical problems, enabling his clients to anticipate and respond to the challenges of changing business needs.

A valued contributor to our Consortium community, Dan is a loyal supporter of the Agile Business Conference. This is your opportunity to ask him those questions you really need an answer to.

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