June 6, 2023

Agenda Shifter with Karl Scotland

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Agenda Shifter with Karl Scotland
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Show Notes

In the second part of the podcast episode, Gayatri Kalyanaraman is in conversation with Karl Scotland, Agile Transformation Services Practice Manager at TEKsystems Global Services and a master facilitator, shares his career journey

  • Karl shares his journey of how he became a master facilitator and that started when  he was experiencing tremendous resistance with Scrum. (Karl moved to using Kanban and lean concepts 🙂 )
  • Later when he was designing for larger change, Karl came across using  X-matrix – with an agile transformation flavor embedded
  • Karl talks about his realisation that one should not think about just to implement scrum/kanban 
  • Agility needs to be baked is created my own sense of self discovery – Achieving flow 
  • And the next step was to start looking for evidence to look for and think about strategy as always about tough choices
  • Something similar to Agile manifesto – A even over B
  • Karl shares his views on Tool selection and it should not define process. Usage of tool should stay at the tactical side 
  • Choice of tool should always be to help us capture flow data and understand blockers on 
  • Interesting story on the balancing the speaking and consulting engagement 
  • Shares the passion on building community events 

Karl can be reached at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kjscotland/ 

Karl helps businesses become Learning Organisations. Karl has held several engineering and management positions in Neural technologies, BBC, Cisco, Yahoo and Rally software. 

Over the last 20 years Karl has been an advocate of Lean and Agile approaches to achieve this, working with companies including the BBC, Yahoo!, EMC Consulting, Rally Software, Cisco, SDL, Legal & General and Alegis. During this time, he has been a pioneer of using Kanban Systems and Strategy Deployment for product development, a founding member of both the Lean Systems Society and Limited WIP Society, as well as being active in the community and a regular conference speaker. Karl is a co-founder of the Lean Agile in Brighton.

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