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Keynote: Embracing Uncertainty

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Dan is a technology and organisational consultant helping businesses deliver quickly and successfully. He believes in putting people first and finding simple, pragmatic solutions, often using lean and agile techniques. He is deeply interested in organisational design, systems thinking and learning. He has been coding and coaching for over 20 years, and he blogs at http://dannorth.net/blog.

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Agile Cambridge is THE learning and collaborating conference for Agile and Lean practitioners in the East of England. The event also draws participants from across the country, mainland Europe and further afield. It is one of the most successful Agile conferences in the UK.

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Jan 22, 2013

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  • I don't wanna go on a "faith war", but Dan, you could've spared us...

    by Grzegorz Gałęzowski /

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    ...the part about inquisition. It's interesting how you first bash giving simplistic answers for complex questions and then present us with extremely simplistic answer to the question of dogma differences and inquisition.

    I won't put any arguments in here since I want this to be my personal opinion statement, not a beginning of any flame war, but Dan, what you have done is extremely dishonest. Please, next time try to follow your own advice.

    Other than this, very refreshing content and looking forward to your book! :-)

  • Re: I don't wanna go on a "faith war"

    by Dan North /

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    Hi Grzegorz,

    I agree and I apologise for over-simplifying. As with anything on this scale the actual context was way more complex, and I didn't even get into the bloodthirsty tit-for-tat by the many other religious factions over the next century or so. Sadly, no-one comes out of that period of history without blood on their hands.

  • Under uncertainty of scope

    by Quinton Anderson /

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    "Done" is also contextual. If you are doing a discovery task, you are done when you have validated/invalidated your hypothesis. To borrow from the Lean startup.

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