Alexis Monville is Director, Improvement & Dissemination of the Red Hat Cloud Innovation Practice that was launched, after the acquisition of eNovance by Red Hat, to help companies to embrace agile and devops practices. Alexis brings more than 20 years of operations and management experience. As Director, Improvement & Dissemination, Alexis is focused on leveraging the existing organization to enable Red Hat associates and partners from sales to services, to develop people skills, and to shorten the feedback loop from the field to the product development.
Alexis was Chief Agility Officer of eNovance, tasked to create an agile and collaborative culture in order to deliver continuous innovation and customer value – transforming how organizations use OpenStack cloud services. Prior to joining eNovance, Alexis founded Ayeba, an organization and management consulting and coaching firm that worked on agile organization transformation, also inspired by open source projects organization. Prior to Ayeba, Alexis held several esteemed government positions, including Strategic Plan Manager for The Minister of the Economy, Finances and Industry in France, as well as Project Director for GIP-MDS, the social services organization focused on the modernization of declarations to welfare agencies. Before joining the public sector, Alexis worked as a freelance IT consultant and was Operations Director of Integra, a European Internet hosting company which he co-founded.
Alexis holds degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Graduate School of Arts and Industries in Strasbourg. He is an active speaker and thought leader in the fields of management, agile transformation and happiness, participating at industry events such as Openstack Summit, Open World Forum, Agile Lean Europe…
The Red Bead Experiment – workshop 90 minutes
The red bead experiment is a workshop designed by William Edwards Deming to illustrate classic management mistakes facing systems or organizations phenomenons.
- This session is slightly adapted to software development world.
- The experiment will imply 6 volunteers from the audience. And will be followed by a conversation around the 7 deadly organization diseases and the 14 Deming’s principles to transform enterprise management.
Deming’s is known for the PDCA Deming’s cycle (that he wouldn’t like to call like that). Deming is best known for his work with the leaders of Japanese industry in Japan, started in 1950. Many in Japan credit Deming as the inspiration for the Japanese post-war economic miracle of 1950 to 1960 that brings Japan to the second economy in the world in less than a decade.
Deming’s ideas are still surprisingly relevant nowadays.