Innovation and agile: What do they have in common? How are they different? How can they work together? This episode of Silo Busting is about providing you a broad perspective on the way we work. We invited Eli Feldman, EPAM’s CTO of Advanced Technology, and Chris Michaud, EPAM Continuum’s VP and Head of Innovation Practice, to talk it out. Innovation for Michaud is “the act of bringing a new idea out into the market, out into the world” and that idea “creates value, creates impact.” Feldman says that this concept is “actually quite consistent with agile.” The pair spend much time thinking about the divergent/convergent methodology, which prompts Feldman to say that divergent is about “figuring out that we’re doing the right thing” while convergent hones in on “essentially getting that thing done.” They talk about both failing fast and learning fast. They even get specific and talk about our work on the Swiffer. It’s a lively dialogue that might invite you to bust a few silos of your own.
Host: Toby Bottorf
Engineers: Matthew Fuhrmeister and Kyp Pilalas
Producer: Ken Gordon