We are a diverse team of Consultants specialising in Software Delivery, Experience Design, and Digital Transformation, using design thinking, lean and agile methods. We create lasting experiences for our clients by demonstrating the principles that lead to better outcomes.
Leadership eXchange Forum
One day - Online Conference
Join us for the Leadership eXchange Forum — a half‑day of keynote speakers including Rosemarie Wilson, Heike Heemann, Cynthia Curtis, and more. Explore eye-opening topics such as imposter syndrome, changing habits, how to set up your environment and support system, as well as ESG transformation.... leadership imposter-syndrome esg enterprise-transformation corporate-transformation social-justice climate-crisis habits
How Frontend Platforms Are Helping Us Evolve realestate.com.au
Featuring Stewart Gleadow
As our realestate.com.au audience has grown, so have the teams that build it. In this talk, I’ll present how we’re building and adopting micro frontends, design systems, and tooling together in our frontend platform products to build web and native experiences at scale. I’ll present the drivers...
The Killer C's: Coupling, Cohesion, and Complexity
Featuring Michael Nygard
The Killer C’s are like cholesterol: there’s the good kind and the bad kind. When the bad kind gets out of control, it can destroy systems and even whole companies. What can we do to lower complexity and harmful coupling? How can we encourage cohesion and healthy coupling? In this talk, Michael...
What No-Code Teaches Us About Building Software
Featuring Katie Bell
As a developer I've been pretty skeptical of this whole ""no-code"" trend. Sure, maybe you can build a static website or a blog using a template builder but if you want to build a real application and you don't want to get boxed in you'll need to write code, right?...
Building Adaptive Systems with Wardley Mapping, DDD, and Team Topologies
Featuring Susanne Kaiser
In a world of rapid changes and increasing uncertainties, organizations have to continuously adapt and evolve to remain competitive and excel in the market.
In such a dynamic business landscape organizations need to design for adaptability. Designing for adaptability requires understanding the...
My Awful Ex-Datasystems
Featuring Jeffrey Theobald
We've all experienced heartbreak, spent long nights wallowing away in disappointment, entire weeks ruined by the smallest of mistakes, all the time wondering why on earth you keep trying when nothing seems to change. Data systems. They break your heart. In this session we'll dive into...
The Mindset That Kills Product Thinking
Featuring Jeff Patton
We all know what a product is. We buy and use them all the time. But, what does it mean where you work? Why is there so much resistance to creating great products where you work? This talk focuses on how to recognize the mindset that gets in the way of effective product design and development....
Computing Performance 2021: What's On the Horizon
Featuring Brendan Gregg
The pursuit of faster performance in computing is the driving reason for many new technologies and updates. This talk discusses performance improvements now underway that you will likely be adopting soon, for processors (including 3D stacking and cloud vendor CPUs), memory (including DDR5 and...
Keynote - Software design: Beyond Boxes and Lines.
Featuring Jessica Kerr
There are many paradigms and movements in software development, always something else to absorb. OO, Functional, Agile, DevOps, Product teams, what’s next? Or: what’s behind them all? Maybe a few core principles can get us the best of these movements, and beyond them.
In this keynote, Jess gets...
Sign O’ The Times: Iterative System Evolution at Hyperscale
Featuring Ines Sombra
All systems reflect the history and evolution of their designers, as well as their constraints in time, cost, team composition, and organizational factors. The architecture of our applications documents our attempts at making tradeoffs to balance our needs and limitations. If we get it right our...
Welcome to the Layouts of Tomorrow
Featuring Erin Zimmer
Historically, layout on the web has been quite difficult. We were basically limited to sizing elements either absolutely, or relative to their parent. And the positioning thing was even worse! As developers, we were forced to rely on hacks and third-party tools like Bootstrap to achieve the...