Is Your Organization a Machine to Be Optimized?

Far too many Agile Assessments just tell you where you are. And if they dare to give you guidance on where to go next, they do so using outdated “Organization as Machine” approaches.

While that may be ok if you’ve got manufacturing assembly lines, for the rest of us: the context is unpredictable and uncontrollable, and strategic agility is the preferred model

Are You Attempting A Non-Agile Approach to Your Agile Transformation?

No doubt about it: There is a high rate of failure in the world of agile transformation.

Ironically, could it be that organizations are unwittingly undermining their odds of success by using non-agile approaches? (e.g., follow this roadmap, use this prescriptive change management process, assess your organization compared to others)

The Power of a Good (User) Story

Ever since the dawn of our species, we’ve told stories.

We’ve sung them, told them around campfires, painted them on cave walls, drew them on clay pots and canvases, woven them in tapestries and carved them into stone. Eventually we wrote them down.

Today, we share stories via sticky notes, podcasts, town halls, planning meetings and daily scrums.

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