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.
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
One of my favorite things is sharing life experiences with other people in the off chance that what I have gone through can help others. And not just gone through, but seemingly come out the other side with some sort of win! Recently, I had the opportunity to share about retrospectives (a tool used to … Continue reading A different take on Retrospectives
Oftentimes, I am asked, "what do we do with project managers as we adopt agility?" Being a self-proclaimed "recovering project manager" I am sensitive to the people who we are impacting, however, I am also extremely dogmatic on improving the business/IT relationship. Below is a brief infographic I threw together for some folks last year … Continue reading No Longer a Project Manager