4DX: a sustainable system of continuous improvement

4-6 October 2017

John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

A 60 minute Case Study by:

Matt Wynne

Cucumber Ltd

Sinead Shackley

Liberty IT

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About this Case Study

OKRs are all the rage right now, but have you heard of 4DX?

The 4 Disciplines of Execution is a simple, repeatable and proven formula for executing on your most important strategic priorities in the midst of the whirlwind of urgent day-to-day activity. We’ve been using it with great success, and we’ll share what we’ve learned with you in this interactive workshop.

Like OKRs, 4DX helps people, teams and organisations focus on medium-term, outcome-based goals.

Unlike OKRs, 4DX has a crystal-clear methodology to follow, and is metrics-based.

The 4 disciplines are:

  1. Focus on the wildly important
  2. Act on lead measures
  3. Keep a compelling scoreboard
  4. Create a cadence accountability

Although easy enough to understand, we’ve learned that it can be tough to implement in practice!

We’ll share our experiences rolling out 4DX at a small start-up and a large corporation. You’ll learn how to apply these 4 disciplines so you can start leveraging this powerful technique for continuous improvement on your own teams.

About the Speakers

Matt Wynne

Matt Wynne works as a coach, consultant, trainer, programmer and CEO at Cucumber Ltd, a company that aims to improve the working lives of software practitioners everywhere through practices and tools that enhance collaboration.

Sinead Shackley

Sinead Shackley is a continuous improvement manager in a large technology company. She loves solving problems and is a passionate advocate for teams seeking high performance through the use of lean and agile practices.

At work, Sinead spends most of her time listening, coaching, mentoring, and asking “Why?”. Outside the office, she can be found doing much the same with family and friends, and even manages to play the odd game or 2 of softball.

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