The Future of Work in Scotland

(Previously Scaling Agile and DevOps Scotland)

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be bringing you a session with Dr Suzanne Doyle-Morris. Suzanne will be talking about the lessons from her latest book: ‘The Con Job: Getting Ahead for Competence in a World Obsessed with Confidence’.

    In her work advising companies and individuals, she noticed that not progressing at work is often blamed on ‘lack of confidence’ but she felt this excuse was a total con job.

    It misses genuine competence, conveniently rewards the status quo and distracts us from understanding the context of what really drives confidence. This hoax means we fail to get the right people in the best jobs.

    In the session, Suzanne will be exploring:

    ● Capitalise on what you are doing well to silence the ‘imposter’.
    ● Convince others to value your hard-earned experience.
    ● Redefine confidence so it doesn’t continue to advantage the ‘status quo’.

    This event will also include a discussion with some fantastic panellists:

    Silka Patel is a strategic marketing e...

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be bringing you a session with the awesome Dan Vacanti.

    Whether we like it or not, our customers’ most important question is “When Will It Be Done?” Answering this question accurately requires a different approach than recommended by many Agile techniques. By means of example we shall explore weather forecasting—and in particular hurricane forecasting—to give us insights into how we might approach this problem. The increased accuracy of hurricane forecasting is mainly due to the rigorous application of proven techniques like Monte Carlo Simulation and Continuous Forecasting. In this talk we will explore some of those practices and discuss how you might employ them to make your projects more predictable. We will walk through some real-world examples that will explain how to get you up and running with methods immediately. You wouldn’t want a little thing like bad forecasting get in the way of you delivering your projects on time, would...

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be bringing you a session with the author's of the newly published 'The Curious Advantage'.

    In this session, Simon Brown, Chief Learning Officer at Novartis and Paul Ashcroft, founder of Ludic will be sharing insights from this Amazon hot new release ‘The Curious Advantage’.

    Learning Objectives:

    What can our attendees expect to take away from the session?

    ● Why is curiosity so important today more than ever
    ● How can you develop your curiosity using the 7C’s model
    ● What are the business benefits from having a curious workforce
    ● How has global medicines company Novartis, embraced curiosity as part of its culture

    Here's some background on our amazing guest speakers for this session:

    Simon is Chief Learning Officer at Novartis, a focused medicines company, and one of the leading companies in the world. He is a commercially-minded learning leader with experience across a range of the World’s top organisations. In 2000, Simon co-foun...

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be bringing you a session with our good friend and author of newly available "The New Normal: AO concepts and patterns of 21st Century Agile Organizations".

    "It took more than ten years for me to allow myself to put my ideas on paper. Behind the fantasy of writing “the game changer, my intention was handing over the relay stick to the community."

    What is Agile? What does it mean “Agile done”? Are there any indicators to get there?

    The new normal initiates the concept of paradigm shift. My session is about explaining how Agile might be part of the solution to design a better future.

    Learning Objectives:

    What can our attendees expect to take away from the session?

    * Get a different interpretation of the very meaning of Agile
    * Get a tool to design the alliance between management, customer and operations
    * Accept that Agile isn't the goal, it is the way to reach a goal
    * Open the door to Agile Organisational Design and continuous re-...