Influential Agile Leader Early Bird Reg Ends May 1, 2018

Are you looking to help support your team, management, or organization’s agile adoption? Do you feel as if you are part of the formal or informal team leading your agile transformation? You need what Gil Broza and I teach and facilitate at the Influential Agile Leader Workshop.  Early registration ends May 1, less than two weeks …

Agile Transformation: More Possible Organizational Measurements, Part 5

I’ve been thinking more about possible measurements in an agile transformation journey. The first Possible Measurements post focuses on product throughput measurements. This post will focus on measurements you might see when the culture changes with an agile transformation. Again, do start with your why. Without knowing why you want to use agile approaches throughout the organization, …

Agile Transformation: Possible Organizational Measurements, Part 4

“What should I measure???” is one of the questions I see when I work with people going through an agile transformation. Too often, managers measure people as individuals. (Traditional measurements focus on resource efficiency instead of flow efficiency.) Resource efficiency measures don’t measure what the organization delivers or what prevents the organization from delivering. This …

Agile Transformation: See Your System and Culture, Part 3

If you read my scaling agile series, you can see that becoming an agile organization requires seeing your organization as a system with a culture. You can start with teams, move to programs and the product part of the organization. If you don’t also address the cultural problems of rewards, you won’t continue with your …

Agile Transformation: Introduction & Answering Why (Part1)

Introduction to an Agile Transformation series… I’ve seen several agile transformation challenges. Since I want to address those challenges, this is a series of posts about agile transformation. The  problems I’m planning to address are: Understanding why agile, why now Change and why we might not be so facile with change and how that challenges …

Announcing Influential Agile Leader, 2.0, June 7-8, 2018

Gil Broza and I are thrilled to announce the updated version of our flagship workshop, the Influential Agile Leader. We’re leading the workshop in the Boston area, June 7-8, 2018. If you have these kinds of challenges: Your business can’t “stop” to recreate itself as an agile organization. You need to continue and to nurture …

Families vs Organizations and Organizational Culture, Part 6

I’m (finally!) circling back around to Joe Berkowitz’s statement: There is no template for how to be a good man in the #MeToo era. I said that respect provided that template. (And, we can say “good people” instead of only men because abuse of power is not limited to men. See Power, Management, and Harassment: It’s …

Build Respect in Organizations, Not Families, Part 4

I started this series positing that respect is the cornerstone for how we might treat each other, to manage our interactions with success, especially in light of the #MeToo conversation. The series so far is: Organizations Are Not Families, Part 1. Why the metaphor of family-as-org demeans the people working there. Build Respect in Organizations, …