Talk details

In schedule:
Orange Stage
May 31, 11:25 - 12:10 CET
Getting Unstuck. Strategies for Surviving in a Rapidly Changing Post-Agile World
Software Delivery Craft Matters
Level: General

This is the era of rapid and increasing change, adapting rapidly or perishing. Many organizations, big and small, struggle to survive. Their products and software have aged and become hard to maintain until they reach Technical Death, where all available effort goes into mere survival. At the same time, in our global economy, competition comes from anywhere, with better products built at lower costs. Organizations must jump the Innovators’ Dilemma and reinvent themselves to stay ahead of the competition.

Speed, agility, and adaptability are more crucial than ever. However, agile frameworks became both a solution and a source of uncertainty and rigidity. Organizations seek fresh perspectives and adaptable strategies and techniques. They are stuck.

This talk presents a battle-tested repertoire of practical strategies and techniques that serve as a compass for comprehending and continuously navigating between maintenance, renovation, and innovation, maintaining a solid focus on customer-centricity, reaching your dot on the horizon while instilling transparency, autonomy, and collaboration. These strategies involve leveraging proposed tools such as idea funnels, tech boards, collectives, and microteams. 

This talk empowers you to evolve from conventional agile and cultivate a culture of continuous growth. Of course, it offers a treasure trove of real-life stories from the trenches, providing an authentic glimpse into agile but redefined for the modern era. This talk will help your organization to get unstuck.

Key takeaways

  • How do you (or your company) recognize that you are stuck or in limbo?

  • What does it mean to be truly agile – without the bulky frameworks?

  • How do you innovate while keeping the store open?

  • How do you map the dot on the horizon – your goals – to actionable work?

  • What does working in collectives and microteams mean, and what does it offer?

  • How do you get unstuck?

Craft 2024 - Sander Hoogendoorn
Sander Hoogendoorn
Chief Technology Officer at

Meet Sander Hoogendoorn, an independent dad, and traveler. A seasoned developer with over four decades of experience and still daily writing code, Sander has survived in the tech world in various roles, from CTO of companies like iBOOD (currently), ANVA, and Klaverblad, to being Capgemini's global agile thought leader.Known for his post-agile mindset and provocative perspectives, Sander empowers o...