Visualising Systems Archetypes
by Karl Scotland @ AgileIL11
Visualising System Archetypes – visualization and systems thinking
Many organizational challenges are a result of systemic issues, where cause and effect are not directly connected, but are separated by time and involve feedback loops and delays. Given that Kanban is a method for designing a software and systems development system, and systems thinking includes the idea of system archetypes that describe common patterns of behavior, we can use system archetypes to guide our visualizations and help us identify opportunities for improvement. This session will introduce how to understand system archetypes, describe a number of common and relevant archetypes, and discuss patterns that can visualize and thus help break those archetypes.
Lecturer’s short Bio:
Karl Scotland is a versatile software practitioner with over 15 years of experience covering development, project management, team leadership, coaching, and training. For the last 10 years, he has been successfully applying Agile methods and most recently has been a pioneer and advocate of using Kanban Systems for software development.
Currently an Agile Coach with Rally Software in the UK, Karl is a founding member of the Lean Software and Systems Consortium and the Limited WIP Society and has previously championed Agile and Lean Thinking with the BBC, Yahoo!, and EMC Consulting. Karl writes about his latest ideas on his blog.