Training: June 20–21, 2016
Tutorials: June 21, 2016
Keynotes & Sessions: June 22–23, 2016
Santa Clara, CA

Poised to deploy: The C-suite and adaptive capacity

Richard Cook (Ohio State University SNAFUcatchers)
9:30am–9:45am Wednesday, 06/22/2016
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 15 ratings)

The C-suite (continuous delivery, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and their enablers like agile, scrum, and so on) is an investment in future adaptive capacity. Richard Cook explains the value of adaptive capacity—being able to respond to new challenges and grasp new opportunities—and explores its far-reaching consequences.

Remaining poised to change is costly. It requires high-level commitment, disciplined effort, technical and organizational investments in a complicated platform, and a highly interactive manner of working. C-suite adoption generates new phenomena including a priority inversion in the workplace, critical organizational dependencies, and the late epsilon problem. Richard is trying to understand these reverberations and anticipates learning more from the Velocity attendees about how this all works.

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Richard Cook

Ohio State University SNAFUcatchers

Richard Cook is a research scientist in the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and emeritus professor of healthcare systems safety at Sweden’s KTH. A physician, researcher, and educator, Richard is an internationally recognized expert on safety, accidents, and human performance at the sharp end of complex, adaptive systems. His most often cited publication is “Going Solid: A Model of System Dynamics and Consequences for Patient Safety.”

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06/28/2016 4:07am PDT

Hi Scott & Amit: You can use the link below to get a PDF of the slide deck, 4 slides to a page.

Amit Behal
06/28/2016 3:37am PDT

Jason – what application/viewer do I use to view the BIN files (Richard’s presentation)

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Jason Perdue
06/22/2016 9:48am PDT

The slides are posted above. The video of the keynote should be posted in the next day or two.

06/22/2016 2:49am PDT

Where can I get Richard Cook’s presentation?