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Telling the Story of Technology Discovery

Often we struggle when testing and developing new technologies to tell the story of how we came to the solution we’ve landed upon and delivered.  In cloud development we use discovery technique which often involves testing new ideas to see if they solve the problem and bring the expected value we’ve intended to develop.  This process often starts with an idea “a” that morphs and transforms into a product/technology “z”.  Because of their position, executive leaders often don’t get this story which can lead to frustration and churn.

During this presentation I will dive into how we use the Kata to tell the story of learning and evolution of ideas to executive leaders.


In this session you will learn …

  • About new technology development and learning
  • Telling the story of the evolution of ideas to leaders
  • Common cloud development problems

Mike Blaha

Mike Blaha

Michael is currently a manager in the cloud infrastructure team that helps design and build the new services and technologies that power Optum Cloud.

Helping to catalyze a Lean and Agile evolution in our corporate culture, Michael has been a change agent and proponent of extensive adoption of Kanban and DevOps in Optum’s organization.

Michael has incorporated aspects of Lean Startup, Kanban, and Toyota Kata into a framework of discovery and implementation that help underpin the portfolio for Optum’s technology delivery.

He has consulted with many teams within Optum and outside the organization on how to catalyze Kanban and Agile adoption within large organizations. His experience allows him to coach and advise every level of the org from the C level down to individual contributing teams. His experience as a practitioner gives him the unique opportunity to lead based on the deep tactical and technical experience he has accumulated from directly applying these methodologies with proven results.