Hannah McGarty


Agile Practices (K) 2020
Agile Practices (K)
Friday 10.30 - 11.15

Session type: Lecture

We Need to Talk About Cynefin

Cynefin framework has been around for twenty years, but it has only been in the last few that I have truly appreciated the power of Cynefin. From understanding and determining my leadership style, to influencing the flow of work or adapting planning and estimation techniques, Cynefin has guided me to work more effectively and productively in a variety of situations. I will share my knowledge and framework to enable you to think differently about the teams you work with.

In this talk, I will cover

* What is Cynefin
* Examples of typical use of cynefin
* How I used to cynefin to
– Adapt my leadership style
– Influence the flow of work
– Adapt how I work with product teams and tech leadership to estimate and plan work


Hannah is an Agile Manager at Expedia, previously working as an Agile coach as part of a large scale transformation programme. She specialises in agile ways of working and thinking, business agility, leadership, team building, and motivation. She is passionate about people and likes to focus on principles and tools to coach, inspire and drive agility across the organisation. She encourages the appetite to experiment, making metric driven decisions. She believes that motivated, happy teams are the key to success.