Nish Mahanty

The learning organisation

Rapid decision making and learning in startups

This talk is a case study of how irexchange launched their startup product into the market in seven months by building alignment on their product road-map, technical architecture, and prioritisation process.

Nish Mahanty will share how they applied Agile techniques such as User Journey Mapping, Impact Mapping, Product Canvases, and Experiment Cards to build shared learning and alignment and agree on what to deliver to customers. Nish will explore how irexchange built autonomous self-organising teams andensured teams had enough context to make decisions. He’ll discuss the importance of trust in ensuring teams can experiment, learn and fail as they deliver outcomes. Nish believes the best learning comes from mistakes – attend this talk to hear the mistakes they made and how they course-corrected from these situations.

About Nish Mahanty

Nish Mahanty has over 18 years’ experience working in IT, having worked in several startups and consultancies before long stints at MYOB, SEEK and nabCapital.

Nish is passionate about building high performing teams in order to deliver great business outcomes. Having experienced several ‘death march’ mega-projects, he was convinced that there had to be a better way of delivering software, based on valuing team members as individuals. Agile was a natural fit, and he has spent the last 15 years driving Agile and Lean adoption within companies.

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