When talking about agile and agility, we should not forget that we are talking a lot about culture, values, and identity. Irrespective if we start an agile transition from top to bottom or from bottom to top, we need to understand that we have to take a lot of people with us. For many it is a big adventure, as their system, which helped them to achieve stability and reliance is questioned to some degree. We ask them to trust people, with whom they probably never have worked with and where they are lacking a fundamental understanding of their needs and objectives. Learning by Doing I am trying to foster…
“Whenever you’re thinking high level, someone will bring you down to earth and ask you to get into the weeds. Whenever you’re in the weeds, someone will complain that you’re not being high level enough. It’s the burden we bear. Just when you think you’ve figured things out, you’ll encounter a person who needs to see your roadmap, or backlog, or “sprint backlog”, or “project”, or “plan” in a whole new way. So…changing delivery based on context is important. You could argue that it is the biggest challenge facing PMs. It is a design problem!” “11 Ways I Visualize Product Development Work” @johncutlefish
Success is not measured by points or project management type metrics; it’s measured by ‘is the organization meeting its purpose’ Tom Poppendeick
When we start to become more agile, we start to look at the mindset of people and how they collaborate. We are considering teams to be the fundament for growth and success. Conformity is no objective at all, contribution of individual talents to a group is what we strive for. Where diversity meets collaboration, you can really claim to work the agile way.
“Many organisations today are run according to management principles which are 50 to 100 years old. These methods are not appropriate to the fluid and fast-paced world we live in, but many organisations are struggling to change. This article tells about the history and future of management theory, so we can understand where we are, how we got here and where we can go.”
“… meetings aren’t just about delivering results. There’s another outcome that leaders should be paying more attention to: creating a quality experience for each participant.”
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If only one of the following headlines is drawing your attention, you should check out the full article. 1. We learn with our hands not with our ears. 2. Draw Everything. 3. Courses are not long workshops. 4. Everybody learns from everybody. 5. Your number one job is believing in them.
At Agile Uprising a great discussions has been spawned off on the future of agile. It feels to me the discussion at some points is too much about complaining about missing understanding and support again. Thereby, it is us who can change!
“The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers… They change things. They push the human race forward.” “The world has seen enough appointed committees. Then there’s bureaucracy, rigid accountability, metrics that measure certain things that are relevant right now but discourage people from trying new things.” ~ John P. Kotter