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Monday, April 23 • 11:40 - 12:30
Worth a Thousand Words

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Data and its visualisation, pictures of data, are at the heart of lean and agile methods.  We use it to inform our judgements and decision making.   It can be a great help but handling it is not without its challenges.  It appears to present us with objective fact but is this really the case?
In small groups, we’ll look at some pictures of real life data from teams working across different organisations and see what sense we can make of them.
Where is it casting a light?  What is that light casting shadows over?  What stories are we telling?
This is a ‘standing on the shoulders of giants’ workshop.  We will draw on the work of Troy Magennis, Don Reinertsen and many others including the historians Yuval Noah Harari and E.H. Carr.  A lot of the ideas will doubtless be familiar and we will use the data to explore them.

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Chris Young

Chris has been leading engineering teams since 1999. He was pivotal in the BBC’s adoption of agile in 2000-2001. Since then, he has worked for broadcasters and platform owners including Dish Network in the US and Deutsche Telekom in Europe.He is currently Vice President, Engineering... Read More →

Monday April 23, 2018 11:40 - 12:30 BST
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