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Thursday, August 10 • 9:00am - 9:30am
Iterative Ethics: Can our moral compass be agile? (Will McNelis)

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Our moral and ethical landscape has changed greatly over the last 100 years. We used to be able to view the world very much in terms of right and wrong, black and white, but today we are constantly operating in shades of grey.
We have a recipe for disaster when this is coupled with the fact that everything in our life is now run by software. We must have a way to iterate on our values, morals, and ethics to ensure we are aware of the dilemmas we face daily and the impacts of our choices.
In this session, we will cover codifying a team's ethics to be in line with their companies’ values, and include this in their definition of done (project, feature, story). We will then discuss techniques to review and iterate on ethics in line with the usual feedback cycles.
Basically, let's make sure our work is something we would want to bring home to our mum.
Coming from experience in his current coaching role in the Australian Gambling industry coupled with a background of delivering agile marketing strategies and technology across the Asia Pacific region, Will is uniquely positioned to highlight ethical and moral success stories as well as failures.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Appreciation for the need to consider ethics as part of all of our work
  • A call to action to codify teams' moral compass in line with companies' values
  • Take away ideas to add ethics and morals to story, feature, and project level definition of done


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Will McNelis

Agile Coach, Tatts Group
Agile, Lean, Technology, Marketing and Communications professional with more than 15 years of diverse expertise in the areas of business management, communications management, web design and development, e-Commerce, search engine optimisation, and digital strategy. I am passionate... Read More →

Thursday August 10, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Wekiwa 3&4