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Friday, May 5 • 1:55pm - 2:40pm
The Show Must Go On - Agile Leadership Lessons from the Theatre

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When creating a play or movie, what are the first three rules of directing? Casting, casting, and casting. How does Saturday Night Live produce sketch after sketch of comedy? By iterating. The principles of leadership and management in the worlds of theatre, TV and film offer a multitude of lessons for those who are leading high performing Agile teams. In this talk, John Krewson will walk through the journey of creating and delivering theatrical and film productions, then show how those principles can be used to improve the process of software delivery. He’ll dive into specific approaches and methods used by performers and directors that harness creativity, develop shared understanding, empower and motivate teams, and manage focus. The session will include multiple interactive demonstrations to further illustrate the application of these principles.

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John Krewson

President, Sketch Development
John Krewson is the founder and president of Sketch Development Services, a St. Louis based consultancy. Since 2015, Sketch has been helping companies get better at delivering value for their customers through the adoption of Agile, Lean and DevOps approaches. John is a frequent speaker... Read More →

Friday May 5, 2017 1:55pm - 2:40pm EDT
Conference Room A Seating 55: Theater