Seven Changes to Improve Flow in your Software Development Process

Tuesday 25 November 2014

6.00pm - 9.00pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps



A joint event between the BCS CMSG and the London Continuous Delivery Meetup group

Bob MarshallOur speaker, Bob Marshall (@flowchainsensei), has dedicated his career to helping businesses dramatically improve the effectiveness of their software development and design engineering efforts. In the course of this career he has worked at the cutting edge of software and business systems development for the best part of thirty years.

He has for the past fourteen years headed Falling Blossoms – a Software Development Management Consultancy advising organisations how best to go about software-intensive product development in all its aspects. Bob is the co-founder of the RIghtshifting movement, and the creator of the Marshall Model (Dreyfus for the organisation), as well as Prod•gnosisEmotioneering and FlowChain; the enterprise-wide approach to developing software-intensive products and services.

In this presentation he will discuss seven ways in which your team or, preferably, your organisation as a whole, might go about improving flow. These range from adopting a small thing as the universal unit of work to eliminating - at least minimising - handoffs, with all their associated costs and delays.

Bob has pioneered the application of psychology and psychotherapy techniques to software development, and these days, he most often works under the title of “Organisational Psychotherapist”.