Matthew Philip

Matthew Philip

Senior Agile Consultant at Accenture | SolutionsIQ

Matthew helps build the right teams to build the right things the right way. He is especially passionate about building learning organizations and creating humanizing and engaging work environments.

He tweets at @mattphilip and blogs at https://mattphilip.wordpress.com/. Matthew is one of the founding organizers of the Lean Kanban St. Louis meetup.

Area of Expertise

  • Business & Management
  • Information & Communications Technology

No (Lab) Jacket Required: Designing Experiments for Learning

Hypothesis-Driven Development is thinking about the development of new ideas, products and services – even organizational change – as a series of experiments to determine whether an expected outcome will be achieved, so we need to know how to design and run experiments properly.

This session helps participants understand the importance of using experiments to help teams and organizations learn and improve, while giving hands-on practice in designing experiments to yield measurable evidence for that learning.

More than Cards on a Wall: Introduction to the Kanban Method

Many people think of kanban simply as cards on a wall. However, the Kanban Method is a powerful framework for respectful, safe, outcome-oriented change involving much more than merely making work visible. This interactive workshop gives an overview of the method’s values, change-management principles, service-delivery principles and general practices. The workshop will also touch on topics like the kanban cadences and the kanban lens.

The Agile Leadership Team

Klaus Leopold states that if you have only one agile team in your organization, it should be the leadership team. But how do we do that? From limiting organizational WIP to sustainable pace and retrospection, this talk covers the challenges, hallmarks and outcomes of the “agile leadership team.”

From Andon to Yokoten: Japanese for Agilists

Kanban, Andon, Kaizen — we’re using these words in our English-speaking knowledge workplaces, but what do they mean? The fact that many of these Japanese terms originate in manufacturing complicates matters. We’ll discuss what they mean — and why they’re important — in knowledge work today and go beyond the simple buzzwords. To help us remember not only the words but — more importantly — the concepts, we’ll use our own version of the popular “Point It” traveler’s books so that participants can have a little fun learning. Proper Japanese pronunciation not guaranteed!

Matthew Philip

Senior Agile Consultant at Accenture | SolutionsIQ