A contextual discussion of the underpinnings of Agile. We will explore the operational empirical foundations of Deming, Ohno's Toyota Production System, Goldratt's Theory of Constraints, Takeuchi & Nonaka's New New Product Development, and how they informed Sutherland & Schwaber's conceptual application into Agile Scrum.
Michael has been facilitating organizations at the intersection of people, process and technology for over 25 years. This includes coaching teams on intentional and methodical approaches to solution prioritization, particularly regarding problem refinement, iterative value delivery, breaking down desired functionality into actionable work. Michael has been a featured speaker at technical and business conferences in Europe, Australia, Asia, and throughout the United States. He has published several books and dozens of peer reviewed articles covering the intersection of people, process, and technology. Michael is also an adjunct professor at Boise State University in the College of Business and Economics.