This workshop will provide delegates with an introduction to complexity theory in the wider context of software development, user requirements capture and project management. The session will include basic training in how to distinguish between complex and complicated systems as well as introducing ‘pre-SCRUM’ techniques within Agile. That will include radical new approaches to allowing high levels of interaction between technical capability and unarticulated user requirements.
By changing the dynamic by which user needs are articulated and tested we have the potential to make significant reductions in failure rates and reworking, as well as creating a fertile ecology in which existing capabilities can be rapidly repurposed to meet emerging business needs. By more closing linking organisational strategy with emerging technological capability we can truly scale Agile to the C level of organisations. Delegates will get early sight of a new multi-company programme shortly to be launched through Bangor University to Wales to create a formal complexity based approach to project management