Archive for the ‘Agile Transformation’ Category

The LeadingAgile Transformation Manifesto


I’ve been noodling around on how to distill the LeadingAgile perspective on agile transformation down to it’s most non-negotiable core. I thought it might be fun to write up a manifesto to guide thinking around transformation. The LeadingAgile Transformation Manifesto Agile transformation is about systematically creating an environment for agile to thrive in your organization. […]

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Name Calling and Ad Hominem Attacks


It’s been a crazy few weeks for me. Three weeks ago I was Nicaragua working on water systems for a non-profit my family and I support. Two weeks ago I was in Washington, DC for the Agile2015 conference. Last week I was digging out from the previous two weeks with clients and our ever expanding […]

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Agile2015 Talk: Product Owner Team – Why? 


Agile2015 is just a week away. I will be presenting my talk on Product Owner Teams: Leading Agile Program Management and want to share some thoughts ahead of time on the problem we are solving with the PO Team. I summarize the Goals in a couple of bullet points: Provide Agile Teams with the support, […]

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Is It Ready?


In an agile transformation, one of the first things we work towards is to create an ability to deliver in a predictable manner. As described in our compass and our journey, there is a clear path for organizations that embark on an agile transformation. By becoming predictable, an organization can make and keep promises. In […]

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The Emperor Has No Clothes: A Theory of Transformation


From Wikipedia: “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is a short tale by Hans Christian Andersen about two weavers who promise an Emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new clothes, no one dares to […]

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