Behave yourself!


Mark Smalley


Despite the threat (or promise) of Artificial Intelligence to make people redundant, the success of projects depends, to a high degree, on communication and collaboration between human beings. This is difficult enough, but the business-IT relationship seems to be a tough bottleneck. 

This session explores this troubled relationship, inviting you to actively participate in identifying desired and effective behavior from both business and IT people. Your results will be compared to findings from workshops in more than ten countries. 

After establishing effective behavior, we’ll take a brief look at the fundamental drivers behind behavior, such as emotions and values.

Speaker Biography

Also known as The IT Paradigmologist, Mark Smalley thinks, writes, and speaks extensively about IT ‘paradigms’ such as DevOps. He is an IT Management Consultant and Trainer at Smalley.IT. Mark is also a Global Ambassador for the non-profit ASL BiSL Foundation and for the DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA). People collaborate with Mark to discover where they are and to visualize where they want to be. Mark has spoken at hundreds of events in more than twenty countries. 

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Talent Triangle

Technical project management & Leadership & Strategic and Business Management