Agile or Death in Tampere

I had a talk with the title “agile or death”  in Tampere yesterday. We arranged that with Pitky.The idea for the title came from the car industry where the Americans have almost lost the came. Hummer survives still in Baghdad (news in Aamulehti), but its really Prius that leads the car industry. So, I wondered if the bureaucratic ICT companies can survive without becoming more lean and more agile.We had a good discussion, which is quite common in these kinds of happenings. One hint from the audience is worth of repeating. If you have 2 multinational sites, having a proxy person in the other site helps you a lot. For example,  you have sites in Finland and India. Having a guy from India in Finland makes the communication to India much better. Knowing the people in the other site and speaking the same language is really that important.