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Presentation: "Don't Optimize Team-level Performance! Don't Scale Team-level Approaches!"

Track: On the Boundaries of Agile / Time: Friday 14:30 - 15:20 / Location: Hall 2

Most Agile frameworks reach their limits when one wants to “agilize" more than a few teams, let alone one wants to achieve real agile collaboration of several hundert people across the organization.

The main problem is that most agile methods focus on team-level performance. In the best case, you don’t see any improvement, in most of the cases it is getting worse. Local optimization leads to global sub optimization! But what does this mean? And how can you increase agility beyond the team? In this talk Klaus will answer these questions. He will also present a case study where he improved agility of an organization without bothering teams in their daily work.

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Klaus Leopold, Managing Partner at LEANability GmbH

Klaus Leopold

Biography: Klaus Leopold

Klaus Leopold is computer scientist with many years of experience in helping organizations from different industries on their improvement journey with Lean and Kanban. He is co-author of the book “Kanban Change Leadership." Klaus is one of the first Lean Kanban trainers and coaches worldwide. He was awarded with the Brickell Key Award for “outstanding achievement and leadership” within the Lean Kanban community in San Francisco, 2014. His main interest is agility beyond team level, especially in contexts from 30 to 500 people. He publishes his current thoughts on his blog and you can follow him on Twitter.

Twitter: @klausleopold