Dave West, CEO and Product Owner for Scrum.org will be at Agile Turkey Summit 2018.
Leaders have been misled; metaphors like “the organization works like a well-oiled machine” permeate much of management thinking, but organizations are nothing like machines, and thinking that they are prevents them from achieving higher levels of performance, from innovating, and from using adaptability to achieve strategic advantage. Whether the old industrial model ever worked is up for debate, but there is no doubt that it is unable to meet the challenge of shifting markets and empowered customers. The challenge modern leaders face is to leave behind the factory metaphor to create intelligent, dynamic, and energized organizations that are able to learn and adapt faster than their competitors to create and deliver value.
He will deliver a talk which describes what the new competency framework for leadership is in this agile age. He describes the choices that leaders need to make to create an environment where agility thrives.
Resources by Dave West:
Dave conducted an interview with Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland about 2017 Scrum Guide update:
In consideration of software is the most important commodity in 21st century, he specifically worked for improving the profession of software delivery. After studies on management, engineering and architecture, he became the Product Owner of Scrum.org. As the Product Owner of Scrum.org, he defines PO as an empowered , business knowledge savvy technologist. You can listen his attitudes and expectations from a PO at this fluent video:
As anybody who works on agile knows that scaling and staying agile is hard. As he said in his article https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/why-we-need-nexus “It is hard to deliver done software when you are dependent on components that is being worked on by the other team. And without done software it is very hard to get empirical feedback on that software.”. Taking into consideration that he founded at several roles through his career, Dave encountered many situations on scaling agile and this leads him to be the co-author of The Nexus Framework For Scaling Scrum.
You can also listen his recently published podcast on Product Ownership and Scrum’s Future: https://www.infoq.com/podcasts/Dave-West-scrum-agile.