- We are in the midst of an unprecedented quantum leap of change. The rate, scope and complexity of transformation across business, technology and culture is so accelerated that the changes we experience in a decade are as profound as those our great-grandparents encountered over the course of a lifetime.
- We are inundated by so much speculative prediction via social network-fueled media that our mental models of reality are enmeshed within a sticky web of fictional pseudo-futures.
“Because inherent in the artist’s creative inspiration is the process of subliminally sniffing out environmental change. It’s always been the artist who perceives the alterations in man caused by a new medium, who recognizes that the future is the present, and uses his work to prepare the ground for it.” McLuhan, Eric (2007-03-14). Essential McLuhan (Kindle Locations 4595-4597). Taylor & Francis. Kindle Edition.So I’ve changed the way I present the cutting-edge agile software development work we do here. Instead of diving headfirst into processes, principles and projects, we begin by walking through the current impact of rapid change on business, technology, culture and even psychology. In addition to examining statistics and case studies, we also explore metaphors, including visualizing together using Gamestorming exercises. This sets the psychological stage to use agile development to incrementally create the unforeseeable future together and become confident and comfortable in the state of unknowing.