Agility at Scale: A Meeting of Mindsets • Anna Urbaniak & Daniel Terhorst-North • GOTO 2021

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This presentation was recorded at GOTOpia Chicago 2021. #GOTOcon #GOTOpia
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Anna Urbaniak - Agile coach and consultant managing organizational systems, coaching and consulting for over 10 years
Daniel Terhorst-North - Originator of Behavior Driven Development (BDD) & principal at Dan North & Associates

ABSTRACT
The shift from industrial thinking to digital product thinking is profound. Tools and structures designed to support one often work directly against the other. Great industrial leadership does not transfer to great digital product leadership. So we tend to think of them as being in conflict.
Agile-in-the-small - a single team with a single product - is all about digital product thinking. Agile-in-the-large is a very different thing. In this talk, Daniel and Anna show how combining industrial and digital thinking is the key to achieving autonomy with alignment, and they offer pragmatic advice and useful tools [...]

TIMECODES
00:00 Intro
02:06 Part 1: A tale of two mindsets
02:16 Digital product mindset vs. industrial mindset
06:53 Industrial habits clash with digital product principles
10:45 Agility at scale requires both mindsets
14:23 Part 2: Autonomy with alignment
14:34 Alignment
17:01 Autonomy
21:27 Autonomy liquidity
25:27 We need both autonomy and alignment
27:20 Getting started
32:46 Summary
34:50 Outro

Download slides and read the full abstract here:
https://gotochgo.com/2021/sessions/1768/agility-at-scale-a-meeting-of-mindsets

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