10 Things Executives Need to Know about Agile

10 Things Executives Need to Know about Agile

Slide deck with the top 10 things executives need to know about Agile: 10 things executives need to know about agile from Michael Sahota Here's the list with some handy links: Agile Is Mainstream Many Benefits from Agile Agile is not a Silver Bullet Agile Fails Due to Culture Agile Differs from Most Company Cultures [...] Continue reading »
How Change Initiatives Damage Organizations and Fail

How Change Initiatives Damage Organizations and Fail

A simple (and misunderstood) way people think of their change initiative like this: Their organization is just sitting there, ready to change in wonderful ways. We just have to tell people how great our new initiative is and they will be lining up to learn more and make things happen. Right? Unfortunately, organizations are complex [...] Continue reading »
Tactics, Strategy, & Culture – A Model for Thinking about Organizational Change

Tactics, Strategy, & Culture – A Model for Thinking about Organizational Change

The following diagram is a powerful mental frame to help understand change efforts within organizations. It makes the discernment between tactical, strategic and cultural levels. One way to use the diagram is to position each change item or activity on the line to show what aspect it is focussed on. More importantly, I use the [...] Continue reading »
Visual Summary of Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide

Visual Summary of Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide

After providing my 13th verbal summary of my session at Agile 2012, I realized that I did not have an infographic summarizing the session and book - An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide. So here they are. Agile Failure & Culture Agile Differs from Most Company Cultures   Adoption --> Doing Agile; Transformation -->Being [...] Continue reading »
Agile Failure and Culture – Agile 2012 Workshop Results

Agile Failure and Culture – Agile 2012 Workshop Results

What follows are the workshop results from Agile 2012 Session "An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide". Book, slides, and video explaining the session. The results are based on 120 people in the interactive section (there were another 60+ observers I was unable to involve). Confirmed Insights Failure rates are high. Success reports are 2.8 [...] Continue reading »
Book – An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture

Book – An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture

I am very excited that I just published my free book - An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture on InfoQ. Agile change agents will find it valuable in helping companies succeed with Agile and avoiding failure. About the Book Struggling with Agile? Frustrated that people don’t really get it? Tired of fighting [...] Continue reading »

What’s the first Decision? Implementing Kanban vs Scrum

Guest post by Michael DePaoli If your development team or manufacturing team is considering moving to using Kanban vs. Agile Scrum, one of the biggest decisions is choosing the right agile development methods for the job. Let’s discuss the realities of implementing Kanban and some of the fundamentals that hold back both Kanban and Scrum implementations. On paper, [...] Continue reading »