Red Hat CEO: Planning is Dead

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst doesn’t think that defining prescriptive management plans is necessarily the right way to build and deliver innovation. In his keynote at the Red Hat Summit, Whitehurst argued that what’s more important than planning is to have the structure and culture in place to iterate rapidly.

“As the world moves faster and becomes more ambiguous, our ability to predict the future is becoming less and less,” Whitehurst said. “In fact, I’ll argue that the human mind is not very good at predicting the future.”