Chainsaws to AI: Agility in a Changing Tool Landscape

So imagine you’re a lumberjack. It’s 1960. You’ve spent several years mastering multiple kinds of axes and handsaws. You’ve trained an entire team in your way of doing things and profits are soaring. Along comes the chainsaw … you’re ruined, right? Chainsaws are going to take your jobs …

We know that’s not how it went. Yet we struggle to apply the historical lessons as a new tool emerges that will forever change how knowledge work happens.

Let’s circle up and talk about generative AI in agile software development. What are the most valuable opportunities? What are the risks? Which mitigations will be most effective? How do we safely learn together and find the best ways to use this new tool?

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