Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Reality Dysfunction - Presentation at Stop Starting, Start Finishing

The nice people running the Stop Starting, Start Finishing conference in Stockholm the 12-13 of Mars 2013 asked me if I was interested in holding a presentation.

Of course I am.

I am hard at work on my presentation. Here is what I am going to talk about:


Tempo!: The Reality Dysfunction
Henrik Mårtensson

Henrik Mårtensson
How did we end up with so many dysfunctional companies? To fix the problems we face today, we must understand the causes. Tempo!: The Reality Dysfunction is a romp through the wild side of management history: It starts with a bang, a train crash the 5th of October 1841, with consequences that cause companies to fail in 2013.
You will meet the unbeatable fighter pilot, who also figured out how to build an unbeatable organization. You will see what managers must know to lead an Agile development team. You will see how most companies are applying fundamental principles of strategy, psychology, and physics backwards, and hurt and disable themselves in the process. You will also find out what to do about it, and who has already succeeded.
There will be a practical demonstration, with members of the audience, showing how a simple restructuring of work can reduce lead times by 60 percent or more, while increasing quality. And, you will have fun!
Henrik Mårtensson is a business strategy coach, process developer, and project leader. He is also an author and presenter. Henrik began working with Extreme Programming, an agile software development method, in 2001. His interest in methodology quickly brought him to Lean, Theory Of Constraints, Statistical Process Control and Systems Thinking. Several years ago, Henrik got into contact with Strategic Navigation and a military strategic framework, Maneuver Conflict. Suddenly, all the pieces fit together.
Tempo!, Henrik's first book on business strategy, was published in 2010. His second book, LESS!, published in 2012, is a collaboration between twelve thought leaders in Agile, Lean, Beyond Budgeting, Strategic Navigation, Systems Thinking, and Complexity Science. 

4 comments:

Tobias Fors said...

Henrik, by the sound of it, this will be an awesome presentation. I won't be there to hear it, so I'm hoping there will be a recording made!

Henrik Mårtensson said...

Hi Tobias,

I will either make a video at the conference, or make a video of the same presentation later. Depends on which solution works best. :-)

Tobias Fors said...

How did the talk go? Is there a video? /T

Henrik Mårtensson said...

The presentation went very well. I haven't done a video yet. I will probably have to reshoot the whole thing, because I didn't have a camera operator available at the conference.