Chris Matts

Agile Transformation Coach

Who are you ?

Je m’appelle Chris Matts. J’habite à Londre et j’oublier beaucoup des mots. Pardon.

I put the « Given » into « Given-When-Then ».

I discovered « Real Options »

I discovered Staff Liquidity and created the Skills Matrix to manage it.

I co-created Capacity Planning with Tony Grout and a bunch of others at Skype.

I wrote a book called commitment with Olav Maassen and Chris Geary which is really a graphic novel. A graphic novel that is available in French. 😉

What do you do for a living ?

I am the Agile transformation lead for a division of a major investment bank.

What do you want to speak about at FlowCon ?

Scaling Agile for Practitioners. I will speak about the aspects of scaling agile that thought leaders tend to skip over because they are not practitioners. I will talk about my experience developing solutions to manage the portfolio, executives transparency and governance. Risk and real options are the underpining principles.

I will talk about the risk of ignoring context when using techniques like cost of delay.

What will make you say “waouh” at the end of the conference ?

If the people at the conference are talking to each other rather than listen to the speakers. After all, the practitioners have much more knowledge than the speakers.

What will make you think that attendees have learnt a lot during your session ?

I will measure what people have learnt using a sampling technique.

What is your favorite word ?


What is the sound, the noise that you love  ?

A knock on the front door.

What is the plant, tree or animal which you would love to be reincarnated into ?

A poppy in the countryside looking over a river or the sea.


Thème : Risk & Governance

Speaker’s pitch Sooner or later Le mot de l’organisation Nous devons encore affiner le sujet avec l’orateur.