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XP2016 Edinburgh

Ari Tikka
Ari Tikka
25.5.2016
Founding Partner

Wonderful conference in a wonderful city.

Today Microsoft laid off the last employees from the ex-Nokia mobile phone business. Co-incidentally Nokia is our case example demonstrating modern Taylorism as the cancer of the organization.

Fixed task or role specialization as the management DNA is the Taylorism 2.0. Our main emphasis is to show mechanisms and research about how and why the modern Taylorism fails. It inevitably leads to increasing Complexity, Coordination Chaos and Collapse. Related phenomena are Management by Fear, growth of Bureaucracy and non-value-adding elite.

We briefly touch the alternative, Agile Learning Organization, and it's leadership DNA.

Please download the slides.

We have experimented with a bit different versions also at Scan-Agile 2016 and Agile Saturday 2016.

Edit: Our next day session was about two LeSS case studies from Nokia Networks, which is still strong and alive. The bigger one started from scratch and finally contained over 20 development teams globally, using LeSS Huge. The slides crystallize our learnings. The larger case is also featuring at InfoQ.

Conference facilities

Thursday evening at Edinburgh Castle

Friday at the Royal Botanical Garden

Ari Tikka
Founding Partner

Before finding Agile, Ari made embedded distributed fault tolerant software for seven years and Organizational Development for ten years. Since 2006 he has contributed in Agile adoptions in telecom, medical, financial,  game and heavy metal sectors. He likes to share his analysis of what actually happens in organizations.

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