Well hello! Welcome to my little page here. You might want to know what you are in for here. Well, I am a guy living in a small rural town in West Georgia with a beautiful, intelligent, and extremely thoughtful wife and three wonderful, smart children. Most of my day is spent leading agile coaches where I work to provide tools, ideas, and the like to the people who do amazing work. They, in turn, work with a wide variety of folks in helping them be Agile and helping them down a road of increased community, trust, and improvement. Sometimes I get into the trenches, realizing that I have so much more to learn, but hey - life is an experiment and a journey.
Picking up from last week where we talked about Agile Trends for individuals, this week we are going to talk about organizations. I wanted to give you a brief synopsis of this population group. Organizations are companies, groups, governmental agencies, or even internal business units that make decisions about 1) what we call our products, 2) what we work on, and 3) hiring and terming of team members. Organizations themselves are going through a change with decisions around centralization/ decentralization of decisions, taking on large initiatives, and as we talk about below, how we work on the “things” that bring value and ultimately profit.
Every year, we see all kinds of peoples and organizations from boundless industries and verticals post the top innovations in their specific area of expertise. While I value these writings, they always seemed to be focused around pushing a specific product line or driving people toward their services. This next set of 3 blogs attempt to be different. Many of the thoughts here are based on what several of my colleagues and myself have experienced in 2019 and what we think might be the trends that 2020 will bring. We’ll also organize this into three population themes (and thus the three blogs) that the agile community should be focused around – Individuals, Organizations, and Communities.
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What does Atlanta traffic, deplaning, and and agility have in common? Wait, there is no punchline - they all are examples of false optimization or not optimizing the system as a whole. I can tell you are bought in on this amazing stinger! But quite seriously why, in the agile community, do I still hear … Continue reading Taking Full Advantage of Lean-Agility
Yesterday I was facilitating a Business Agility Meetup in which I brought in some different viewpoints from a typically "non-agile" vertical - construction. As I introduced this talk I used the adage that many of us who have spent the majority of our time in the digital/IT space use when we are talking to folks … Continue reading Reimagining Agility