June 2, 2023

Creating Change Makers with Karl Scotland

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Creating Change Makers with Karl Scotland
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Show Notes

In the first 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

  • Started his education with a passion with music and quickly found that he was enjoying the software part of the music over creative music
  • Karl has held several engineering and management positions in Neural technologies, BBC, Cisco, Yahoo and Rally software
  • Later on he moved to become a consultant in helping organizations transform themselves to writing clean code, good practices and happier people
  • Karl shares his thesis on why technology roles have become extremely complex – while we started writing C++ code, there were relatively less requirements and hence the need to change became less relevant. But as software and technology become ubiquitous, the roles also needed to be wider and deeper
  • Karl talks about curiosity and learning and how he has built it within himself. He talks about the story where the subject matter experts  
  • Approach from the perspective of what does organizations need to do to become change initiators themselves
  • Karl shares his model of Agenda Shift hypothesis
  • Karl loves the perspective of ‘Cynics will become your biggest supporters’ – as they want to share the obstacles that’s preventing them from making it happen
  • Hypothesis driven change creates a sense of ownership on their obstacle

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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