Creating High Performance Organisations

Implementing the Lean and Agile Paradigm at Scale



In recent month’s we have been working closely with expert thought leaders such as Barry O’Reilly to drive projects forward and upskill and retain technical teams.


In Barry’s upcoming training course we will look at how well your organisation respon to changing market conditions, customer needs, and emerging technologies when building software-based products. This practical guide presents Lean and Agile principles and patterns to help you move fast at scale and demonstrates why and how to apply these methodologies throughout your organisation, rather than with just one department or team.


Through case studies, you’ll learn how successful enterprises have rethought everything from governance and financial management to systems architecture and organisational culture in the pursuit of radically improved performance. Adopting Lean will take time and commitment, but it’s vital for harnessing the cultural and technical forces that are accelerating the rate of innovation.


Discover how Lean focuses on people and teamwork at every level, in contrast to traditional management practices:


  • Approach problem-solving experimentally, by exploring solutions, testing assumptions, and getting feedback from real users
  • Lead and manage large-scale programs in a way that empowers employees, increases the speed and quality of delivery, and lowers costs
  • Learn how to implement ideas from the DevOps and Lean Startup movements even in complex, regulated environments


This course is aimed at leaders and teams who want to build high performing organizations to develop digital products and services, and create a culture of experimentation and learning.



Your Instructor’s: 


Jez Humble is co-author of The DevOps Handbook, Lean Enterprise, and the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery. He has spent his career tinkering with code, infrastructure, and product development in companies of varying sizes across three continents, most recently working for the US Federal Government at 18F. He is currently researching how to build high performing teams at his startup, DevOps Research and Assessment LLC, and teaching at UC Berkeley.



Joanne Molesky is a Principal Associate at ThoughtWorks and is coauthor of The Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovated at Scale. She specializes in IT Governance, Risk and Compliance and has led our global practice team for Continuous Delivery and the internal Information Security team.


Since publishing the book with co-authors Jez Humble and Barry O’Reilly, she has been traveling the globe, presenting to executives how the principles behind the Lean movement can be applied to the use of information technology to improve their organization’s performance.


Joanne is recognised by HP Enterprise as one of the five women IT leaders to watch in 2016.



Barry O’Reilly is a business advisor, entrepreneur, and author who has pioneered the intersection of business model innovation, product development, organizational design, and culture transformation.


Barry works with business leaders and teams from global organizations that seek to invent the future, not fear it. Every day, Barry works with many of the world’s leading companies to break the vicious cycles that spiral businesses toward death by enabling experimentation and learning to unlock the insights required for better decision making and higher performance and results.


Barry is author of Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results, and co-author of the international bestseller Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale—included in the Eric Ries series, and a Harvard Business Review must read for CEOs and business leaders. He is an internationally sought-after speaker, frequent writer and contributor to The Economist, Strategy+Business, and MIT Sloan Management Review.


Barry is Faculty at Singularity University, advising and coaching on Singularity’s executive and accelerator programs based in San Francisco, and throughout the globe.


Barry is also founder and CEO of ExecCamp, the entrepreneurial experience for executives, and management consultancy Antennae.


His mission is to help purposeful technology-led businesses innovate at scale.