7 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Teams Do – Ilan Kirschenbaum – Agile on the Beach 2017

In this Agile On The Beach session entitled ‘Seven Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Teams Do’ by Ilan Kirschenbaum.

Back in 2007 Gever Tulley wrote a book (and TED Talk) on 50 dangerous things you should let your kids do. Stuff like drive a car, or operate machines, etc. A “Do Try This At Home” kind of thing. That got me thinking on: What should leaders let their teams do? In this talk from Ilan he reviews some possible examples, and discusses what are the conditions that should exist in order to make this safe-to-fail. He then walk-throughs designing an experiment for one dangerous thing you can safely take away and try in your own team – if you dare!

Ilan Kirschenbaum, Agile Coach

Practical Agile Since he owned a Sinclair ZX81 Ilan knew he wants to be a programmer. Which he did with great enthusiasm. Until one day he found that the small company he was working for turned into a big, process-rich, document- hungry mammoth. Programming and software projects were not so much fun anymore. Then he found Agile (or rather Agile found him where he worked). The concept reminded him how much fun software development can be. Today Ilan loves helping hi-tech professionals fall in love with their workplace, so they can help their customers love the products that they make. You can read Ilan’s rumblings on Agile at http://practical- agile.com/theblog

Agile on the Beach is a leading annual conference in Falmouth, Cornwall UK. Since 2011 Agile on the Beach has been a two day agile conference, set on the Cornish coast with a beach party in between. The conference explores agile software, products, teams, business and practices. With 400 attending, the conference hosts 50 seminars and workshops to provide the ultimate agile learning experience, along with ample opportunities for networking at its 3 evening events.

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