must say that I started this "final post in the series" about three weeks ago, just before I flew up to Minneapolis to do training. At the time I started this blog post it was more about how we grow and strengthen the communities, whether the national and international agile communities or our local agile communities; how we focus on creating "matrix's" of agile professional and organizational incubation and areas where professionals can share and grow. However, all of that went out the window...
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.
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
It's Agile2017 time again! Woohoo!. Everyone from developers and scrum masters and lowly vendors to the "stalwarts" of the agile movement is here. Over the next week, we will listen to speakers talking about principles, application of agility, tools, systems, and even the new shiny stuff that is all around. But it tells me something about where we are headed as a "philosophy" when the first keynote speaker, David Marquet, doesn't speak of principles, tools, processes, or practices, but instead speaks of "leadership."