10 Secrets of Agile Transformation

10 Secrets of Agile Transformation

Want increased success with your Agile Transformation? Here are the 10 most important Navigation Secrets for Execs and Coaches. In this post, I share key lessons I have learn over years of industry experience. This presentation came out of a webinar I ran with Maria Matarelli to help generate interest in execs and coaches for my [...] Continue reading »
Organizational Behaviour Follows Leadership Behaviour

Organizational Behaviour Follows Leadership Behaviour

One of the most important lessons I have learned over the last few years is that Organizational Behaviour Follows Leadership Behaviour. Lasting improvements can only start with leaders modeling new behaviours. I use this all the time to help leaders choose what they really want for themselves and their organizations. Current Organization Behaviour is a result [...] Continue reading »
80% of Organizations Have Culture Challenges

80% of Organizations Have Culture Challenges

If you are having culture challenges with your organization, you are not alone. 80% of participants at a recent conference (Scrum Gathering in Orlando) reported that the dominant culture in their organization is not supportive of progressive working environment such as Agile. Where is Your Organization? The infographic below show my simplification of the Laloux [...] Continue reading »
Doing Agile vs. Being Agile

Doing Agile vs. Being Agile

Doing Agile and Being Agile are different. Here is a popular infographic that explains what Agile really is and illustrates common misunderstandings about it: Doing Agile Doing Agile is about the practices: standups, user stories, iterations, etc. There are significant benefits from using Agile practices - I see it as "common sense" of getting work done. [...] Continue reading »
Culture is the Core of Your Organization – V2

Culture is the Core of Your Organization – V2

Here is my updated drawing showing how Culture is the core of your organization - how it binds everything together. "Organizational Culture" = the wibbly, wobbly thing that connect everything. In this model, there are two important dimensions of culture: Consciousness = intangible way of being that reflects how we are as human beings. Inner world. Structure [...] Continue reading »
Improve Decision-Making with Advice Cards

Improve Decision-Making with Advice Cards

Introducing Advice Cards - a powerful tool for improving decision-making in your organization by using the Advice Process. You can use them to increase awareness and options around who makes decisions and how those decisions are made. Advice Cards - Meaning I Decide: I make this decision alone. I Decide After Seeking Advice: This decision is mine to [...] Continue reading »
Teal Organization – Future of Work

Teal Organization – Future of Work

Here is a visual that captures the essential elements of Teal Organizations as described in Frederic Laloux's book "Reinventing Organizations". This describes the Future of Work. Except that it has been here for decades. We never noticed how to have radically successful organizations. Enjoy. Evolutionary Purpose The foundation element is that the organization has clear [...] Continue reading »
Agile vs Waterfall

Agile vs Waterfall

Here is my one page summary of some key differences between Agile and Waterfall. (I created this when I was asked to explain this to an exec earlier this month about this and I didn't have anything good in my toolkit nor could I find something on google.) Key Differences between Agile and Waterfall In waterfall, [...] Continue reading »