Think anew, act anew

Dave Snowden

Director Cynefin Centre, CSO Cognitive Edge

The title of this talk is drawn from the concluding remarks in Lincoln’s address to Congress on the first of December 1862 in the second year of the Civil War that still culturally defines that country. He also states that the “dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present”. In a world still seeking to break our of the economic and social disruption of COVID and facing more extreme pressures from Climate Change technology has a vital role to play in providing connectivity and creativity in generating new ideas and solutions.

 

Within that space testing is too often see as an afterthought, something ideally fully automated with little or no human engagement. It is seen as something we have to do well, and if it works no one notices, but if it doesn’t all hell breaks loose. This presentation will look at how testing can be seen as a strategic element of design and as a means to gain insight and ideas for future developments. Drawing on key learnings from complexity and cognitive sciences it will mix theory (thinking anew) with practice (acting anew) to provide insight on current approaches and insight into the future. It will examine the boundaries between automation and the need for human insight and provide new insight into the growing opportunities and issues with hybrid working. That will include new approaches to creating a scaffolding for self-organising cross silo teams within orgaisations.

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