Anchovies, Sharks and Octopi: the Future of Management

Peter Leeson - Founder and CMMI Specialist @ Orchestrated Knowledge

Conference hall

11th November, 09:30-10:30

Management principles and needs have changed over the past couple of years. In the future, different things will need to be considered as we try to manage teams working from home, from the office, and at a partner or client site simultaneously. Managing people you only see on Zoom or Teams or some other communication tool requires a new set of skills and qualities that were not necessary when everyone saw each other daily. Peter will present some of the basics and the new or extended skills needed for the future, depending on whether you want to be an anchovy, a shark or an octopus business.

The 1980s were the decade in which the IT industry focused on acceptable Quality. The 1990s was mostly about reengineering and trying to fix the past. The 2000s were all about velocity, and the 2010s were focused on going agile and trying new approaches.

The 2020s needs to focus on taking care of your people; this is the decade of caring.

Peter Leeson

Orchestrated Knowledge

Peter Leeson is a free-lance consultant and coach focused in business effectiveness. With some 40 years’ experience in the software industry, he is a former process improvement appraiser and instructor for the CMMI Institute. He is an internationally renowned speaker, instructor, and consultant. After spending many years being a process improvement consultant, Peter has focused more and more on the need for job satisfaction and the feeling of achievement as the ultimate key to quality, which means lower time to market and lower costs. Peter has worked in nearly every continent (still missing South America and Antarctica), and believes that any change for the better in an organization has to be deeply rooted in the culture of the country, the organization and the team. Rather than pushing a standard, model or theory, Peter believes in identifying the most pragmatic approach to resolving quality related issues in the organisation by a clear alignment of top-down objectives, goals and strategies, with bottom-up practices and culture.