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 »
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 »