Hello, and welcome! My name is Ken Power. I live in Galway on the west coast of Ireland and I work with teams and organizations all over the world.
I have held multiple leadership positions in technology organizations over the years. My current responsibilities include leading global, large-scale engineering organization transformations. I have been working with agile and lean methods since 1999. I have patents in virtualization and network management.
My day job is all about product and system design and development, organization leadership, and transformation leadership, mostly focused on large-scale engineering organizations. I also coach and mentor architects, engineers, engineering leaders, and transformation leaders to achieve their goals. My focus includes complex adaptive systems, sensemaking, flow-based development, software architecture, distributed systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning, strategy, technical debt, engineering management, and leadership. I have published widely on these topics, including winning IEEE Software Best Paper award for work on decision making in teams. This site has a full list of my publications, including books, journal papers, conference papers, magazine articles, and patents.
I also speak on these topics, and occasionally run workshops, at conferences around the world. You can find a list of past and upcoming events on this site.
- Improving Flow in Large Software Product Development Organizations: A sensemaking and complex adaptive systems perspective
- Sense of Place within the Virtuous Circle of Architecture Decision-Making
- Understanding Architecture Decisions in Context
- Sensemaking and Complexity in Large-Scale Lean-Agile Transformation
Where I’ll be speaking
20th International Conference on Agile Software Development
May 21-25 2019, Montreal, Canada
Agile Alliance Annual Conference
August 5-9 2019, Washington DC, USA
European Conference on Software Architecture
September 9-13 2019, Paris, France
See events page for more details.
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