Theme: Process

The love affair between Complexity and Simplicity in development

The relationship between Complexity and Simplicity in application development is a delicate balance. There is a rhythm of euphoria and heartache that emerges over the various ups and downs of iterative discovery, development, and delivery. Within a circle of trust and cooperation Complexity and Simplicity dance together in a rhythm that yields application goodness. In this harmony all those involved feel and know that they belong. When this fluid balance becomes unaligned goodness dissipates and discord emerges. Join me for a reflection on the love affair of these star-crossed lovers woven into the fabric of our agile journeys.


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This talk is a confluence of many themes and patterns to include:


William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Dan Ward’s Simplicity Cycle

Simon Sinek’s Start With Why

John Boyd’s Theory on Destruction and Creation

Eric Ries’s Lean Startup


About me:


Thanks for taking the time to consider my proposal.


Best regards,


Tom Friend / Agile Consultant


Talk: (980) 939-3477

Write: [email protected]


Please note this topic can be delivered as a 5 minute Lightning Talk or a 6min 40 sec PechaKucha.

What type of presentation is this? Pecha Kecha (~7 min)



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