With a couple of agile transformations under my belt and at the time working as a Product Owner, I pitched a session to the annual Lean Software and Systems Consortium (LSSC 2011) which was created and run by David Anderson.

The core idea was being transparent about transforming to agile, having minimal metrics in place, and realizing that all teams need a customized approach as well as a say in what’s changing. At the time I didn’t call this ‘co-creation’ but the seeds were planted!

I also talked about visible portfolio management, co-ordinating work between teams, and having the minimal amount of process to align teams toward a common goal.