Abstract/Description

Steve Denning will discuss the dynamics of the ongoing transformation from the Traditional Economy of hierarchical bureaucracy to the radically different Agile management practices of the Creative Economy. He will review the challenges that lie ahead, including the difficulties of implementation, communicating Agile to general managers, the risk of fake Agile and a regression to bureaucracy, and resolving the pervasive tension between Agile teams at the working level and the way the organization at the top is run.

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About the Speaker(s)

Steve Denning writes about radical management, leadership, innovation and narrative. His most recent books are The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management (2010), The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling (2nd ed, 2011) and The Secret Language of Leadership (2007). He consults with organizations around the world on leadership, innovation, management and business narrative. At the World Bank, he held many management positions, including director of knowledge management (1996-2000). Steve is an Amazon Affiliate and a fellow of the Lean Software Society.