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Andrew Knevitt
Works at Westpac
Attended Sydney University
Lives in Castle Hill, NSW
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This is the (long overdue) translation of my opening keynote at the Italian Agile Day. I just presented it for IASA Ireland (International Association Software Architects). The a3thinker.com iphone/ipad app I mentioned (on Lean problem solving, 5 Whys, etc) went on sale on the Apple store on Mar 18. The A3 Thinker's Action Deck (physical cards) is going to be on sale shortly...and it is just awesome ;-)
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It saddens me to too often see enterprise application strategies with a glaring omission...a Wiki.
A wiki is an important technology cog in any effective collaboration stack. It belongs alongside functionality like instant messaging, discussion threads, and a social platform.

A Wiki capability is a place where unstructured information can be collaboratively developed, shared and discovered. The ongoing fallacy that this is satisfied by sharepoint, or even worse that isn't a need, is disappointing. Absolutely sharepoint has a place for centralised web content, repositories and lists... however I challenge anyone in the world to give me a working example of sharepoint being used to support emergent, collaborative online content.

http://blogs.atlassian.com/2010/08/111_reasons_why_enterprise_wiki/
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"Eight in ten CEOs expect their environment to grow significantly more complex, and fewer than half believe they know how to deal with it successfully," says a recent IBM study of complexity in business. MIT Sloan School of management reports that agile organizations generate 30% higher earnings per share.
#digitaltransformation  
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#Agile Discovers a Solution 
#LeanStartup Discovers a Problem 
#DesignThinking Discovers Customers 
#Lean Discovers Efficiency

Great synthesis of methodology... http://secure.nordstrominnovationlab.com/pages/our_process_told_as_our_team_s_timeline

I would bundle the whole picture as what we are doing in #digitaltransformation
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Love the direction of this presentation on project management..."Managing risk, exploiting chaos"
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Maybe Caleb Ewan should be nicknamed maverick... seriously impressive 
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"How will you know when your enterprise social network hits critical mass? At the publishing giant Pearson, it happened sometime last year when their platform began to attract between 300 and 500 new pieces of content every day."

https://www.simply-communicate.com/case-studies/company-profile/pearson-uses-social-platform-drive-change
By Silvia Cambie. How will you know when your enterprise social network hits critical mass? At the publishing giant Pearson, it happened sometime last year when their platform began to attract between 300 and 500 new pieces of content every day. “Hearing that figure really blew my mind,” says ...
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It's called Plan A...cause there is no Plan B

We need to get it right...Great work Marks & Sparks
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#digitaltransformation The crazy thing about intel's vision is that its all current easily available technology...the only reason we aren't behaving like this is LEGACY...our current systems, structure, culture, practices and leadership get in the way. Creating new ideas, platforms, channels isn't the problem...its about our capability to shape legacy to foster adoption 
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"World's largest companies are now making advanced use of social tools in the way that they work"
... the tide is finally turning and big business is finally starting to understand social business. 
Summary:Case studies demonstrate that some of the world's largest companies are now making advanced use of social tools in the way that they work. Is Europe leading the way?
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Key observation by McKinsey... "transformation in systems enabled by digital technologies". Too much rhetoric about fancy digital channels, however I believe much of the value generation in the next decade will be about leveraging legacy.
Consumers around the world are quickly adopting digital banking. Incumbents only have a short period to adjust to this new reality or risk becoming obsolete. A McKinsey & Company article.
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There is clearly a misnomer that MVP means delivering a minimalist product. MVP is a starting point for a viable product and removes the need to spending months defining what it may look like. Endless planning, meetings, stakeholder engagement, requirements gathering, and powerpoint presentations are clearly not working... errors cannot be detected because it depends on the subtle interaction between products and customers. By building a product (MVP) we can learn much more and break free from analysis. The product can evolve and chase value.

+Eric Ries blog on MVPs and Excellence
http://bit.ly/1AKhRKA
Lately, I've been hearing from a lot of entrepreneurs experiencing pushback to the concept of minimum viable product. Their teams may disagree about what a product should look like, who the customer is, and which distributors to work with, but one thing they can all agree upon is: “We build ...
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  • Sydney University
    Master of Commerce with honours (Business Information Systems), 2009 - 2011
  • Sydney University
    Bachelor of Applied Science, 1998 - 2000
  • Sydney Boys High School
    1985 - 1990
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Business Analysis Practice Manager - Westpac
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Business Analyst by trade, currently BA Practice Manager at Westpac Also lecturer at University of Sydney Business School teaching practical insights to Business Analysis. A father of four, junior rugby coach, avid pro-cycling fan and listens to audio books at double speed. His wife is into Muay Thai kickboxing so tends to do what he’s told at home.
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Business Analyst Practice Manager
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Has extensive experience leading and coaching BAs in agile delivery environments and is a thought leader in modern BA concepts including Business Process Redesign, Requirements Management, Collaboration and Social Strategies.
Employment
  • Westpac
    BA Practice Manager, 2014 - present
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
    BA Manager, 2012 - 2014
  • CSC Australia Pty. Ltd
    BA Lead & Sydney Team Lead, 2009 - 2012
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