What are the keys to modernizing software development? Are we really engineers? And how can we practically use complex adaptive systems, Cynefin, sensemaking, and experimentation to improve organizations?
This fascinating conversation takes you through all these questions, and touches on semiotics and anthropology as keys to improving organizations.
Ken Power is a leading expert on the practical application of sensemaking and complex adaptive systems approaches to improving agility and product development flow in software engineering organizations. He has held multiple technical and leadership positions in organizations, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, leading global teams across the US, Canada, Europe, Middle East, India, and China. He holds patents in virtualization and network management. His focus is the intersection of product development, strategy, architecture, leadership, and software engineering culture. His Ph.D. research thesis “Improving flow in large software product development organizations: A sensemaking and complex adaptive systems perspective” explores how managers and leaders in organizations deal with the continuous challenges that impact how they deliver value to their customers. Find him on twitter https://twitter.com/ken_power, LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenpower/, or on his website https://kenpower.ie/.
Alex Bolboaca is a programmer, CTO, author, trainer and coach at Mozaic Works. He’s fascinated by the intersection between software development and other fields, and is eager to create positive change in the software development ecosystem.