Speaking Engagements

These are talks I have given or plan to give on doctrine, organizational learning, military history, and Agile techniques. If you’re interested in having me speak to your team or organization, please contact me.

2019

  • “Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898–1945” – Fairfax City Military History Group, October 2019
  • “A Vast and Efficient Organism: Art of Command in the Pacific Fleet During World War II,” National Museum of the Pacific War Annual Symposium, September 2019
  • “Halsey’s Decision,” Leyte Gulf at 75 Panel, McMullen Naval History Symposium, September 2019
  • “Learning War: Organizational Learning in the U.S. Navy, 1898-1945” – Naval Warfare Development Center, Carderock, MD, August 2019
  • “Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898–1945” – Washington Navy Yard Museum, August 2019
  • “An Adventure into the Kanban Cadences” – Agile 2019, August 2019
  • “Kanban in Action: Thoughtfully Observing, Creating, and Discussing Flow” – Mile High Agile, May 2019
  • “An Adventure into the Kanban Cadences” – Lean Kanban North America, May 2019
  • “’A Vast and Efficient Organism’:  Art of Command in the Pacific Fleet During World War II” – Society of Military History Annual Meeting, May 2019
  • “Learning War: Organizational Learning in the U.S. Navy, 1898-1945” – Naval Warfare Development Center, Norfolk, VA, April 2019
  • “Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898–1945” – The Jefferson Forum, April 2019
  • “Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898–1945” – Thomas Balch Library, April 2019
  • “Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898–1945” – U.S. Naval War College, March 2019
  • “Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898–1945” – Pritzker Military Museum and Library, March 2019
  • “Growing the Garden: Fostering Self-Organized Scaling” – LeanAgileUS, February 2019
  • “Give them Hell: U.S. Navy Surface War Doctrine at Guadalcanal” – Expanding Naval History Symposium, February 2019
  • Guadalcanal: Turning Point in the Pacific Symposium – National World War II Museum, February 2019

2018

2017

  • “Kanban in Action – Thoughtfully Observing Flow” – DC Scrum User’s Group, December 2017
  • “Kanban in Action – Thoughtfully Observing Flow” – AgileDC, October 2017
  • “Thwarting Your Agile Despondence” – AgileDC, October 2017
  • “Strategic Agility through Learning Doctrine” – Lean Agile Scotland, October 2017
  • “Accelerating Good Decisions: Using Kanban for Distributed Cognition” – Agile 2017, August 2017
  • “Accelerating Good Decisions: Using Kanban for Distributed Cognition” – Lean Kanban North America, May 2017
  • “Kanban and the Power of Distributed Cognition” – DC Scrum User’s Group, February 2017

2016 and Earlier

  • “DevOps Darwinism: Advancing our Art through Safe-to-Fail Experimentation” – AgileDC, October 2016
  • “Organizational Learning in the U.S. Navy” – Lean Agile Scotland, October 2016
  • “DevOps Darwinism: Evolving our Art through Safe-to-Fail Experimentation” – DevOpsDays DC, June 2016
  • “Kanban: Platform of Success or Oubliette of Management?” – Lean Kanban North America 2015, June 2015