Archive for the ‘Agile Transformation’ Category

Should We Have a WIP Limit For Organizational Change?

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During a recent podcast interview, Russ Pena and I began talking about the impact of change on a product focused organization that is trying to adopt a more agile and innovation-centric mindset. Our conversation introduced a new topic that has been rattling around in my head since Russ and I spoke. I’m writing this post with the […]

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Why Bimodal IT Matters

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A few months ago, I published a blog post about hybrid models and promised to follow up with posts on bimodal IT and organizational agility. It’s taken me a long time to circle back… I’d like to be able to hide behind the amount of training courses I’ve been leading (which would probably be a viable excuse), but the […]

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What’s Missing to Make Change Approachable?

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Mike Cottmeyer’s last blog, ‘Are People Really Afraid of Change?’, offers important questions for creating a successful transformation.  A transformation of any kind – whether personal or organizational. I am reminded that fear may or may not be at the root of resistance. Often, fear – resistance – edge behavior is precipitated or reinforced by […]

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Agile Frameworks and Template Zombies

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A while back, I had a notable conversation with our COO, Dennis Stevens.  When not sharing war stories from the Marine Corps or trying to one-up each other on who has more scars, we have constructive conversations around the correlation between team delivery metrics and team level competencies we assess, change management, and other “work” stuff.  This […]

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