Eliminate waste..are we doing it all wrong? Ilan Kirschenbaum, Agile on the Beach 2018

We all want to eliminate waste, but are we doing it all wrong?

In this session from Agile On The Beach 2018 Ilan Kirschenbaum looks at real life stories that show how types of waste in a typical software project are irrational forms of behavior that unconsciously impair our desired quality and value. Ilan shows how types of waste are the result of irrational thinking, and not the root cause of failing projects and talks though the options to fight off behaviors that result in waste.

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.

Ilan is a co-founder and agile coach at Practical Agile, co-founder at Practical Software, graduate of POCD – Program of Organizational Consulting and Development in Psychoanalytical-Systemic Approach, and a member of OFEK – Israeli Association for the Study of Group and Organizational Processes.

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 over 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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