Daniel Terhorst-North

Enterprise Transformation and Technical Delivery SME

Talk - SWARMing into Action

I've been Scaling Without a Religious Methodology, or SWARMing, for a while now ( Click here for last years talk).


I've talked about the principles behind this and the table stakes for starting, but then what? How do you get started, and how do you set yourself up for success?


I am excited to share how I've been structuring a programme to evolve a 6,000-person start-up (!) from good to great. As Stephen Covey says: Begin with the End in Mind.


Daniel has been coaching, coding and consulting for over 25 years, with a focus on applying systems thinking and simple technology to solve complex business problems.


He uses techniques from Lean operations, Theory of Constraints and Agile software development to help organisations anticipate and respond to the challenges of changing

business needs.

Daniel is the originator of Behaviour-Driven Development, an agile approach to software development that encourages teams to deliver the software that matters by emphasising the interactions between stakeholders.


He also proposed Deliberate Discovery, which challenges assumptions around software planning and estimation. He argues that there are no best practices and that everything we do is subject to opportunity cost.