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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Reinventing Organizations for Agility

Reinventing Organizations for Agility

Excited to share slides describing the latest evolution of my story (at the Toronto Agile Conference). I talk about how we may dare to create environments where Agile may flourish so we have Organizational Agility. This requires reinventing organizations. My message is really simple: If you want Breakthrough Results Cultivate Culture to Create Places People Love [...]
Structure of Kanban, Energy of Scrum

Structure of Kanban, Energy of Scrum

One of my clients was struggling with Kanban vs. Scrum as a starting place. They really like the energy of Scrum: teams, collaboration, learning but from a workflow perspective needed the adaptability of Kanban: urgent requests, different ticket types, able to change direction quickly. This happens when the management and culture is there but there [...]
People Over Process

People Over Process

Here is the latest version of my "People over Process" slides that are about coming back to the heart of Agile: People - to unleash astonishing results. It covers: Intro - People over Process. Agile = Culture. Whole Agile. Focus on People: Vulnerability, Authentic Connection, Safety & Trust (VAST) People-centric organizations (Laloux Culture Model) People-centric Change [...]
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