How Agile Are You?

Rich Gee Group

To succeed you need to be flexible, innovate, and be agile. The phrase OODA loop refers to the decision cycle of observe, orient, decide, and act — the approach favors agility over raw power in dealing with human opponents in any endeavor. The post How Agile Are You?

Management Agility

Coaching Tip

Their book, "ACCELERATING PERFORMANCE: How Organizations Can Mobilize, Execute, and Transform with Agility" demonstrates a research-backed approach to how organizations and leaders can drive transformation in a highly disruptive, ever-changing world. Source: Colin Price: Accelerating Performance: How Organizations Can Mobilize, Execute, and Transform with Agility. "Warm and fuzzy" works well for internet memes--not for management advice. .

Agility, Daily Standups And Delighting Customers

Eric Jacobson

My two favorite learnings from Stephen Denning ’s new book, The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies Are Transforming theWay Work Gets Done , are the following: First, where Denning explains the 10 elements of an organization/company that is passionate about, and driven by, the goal of delighting customers. He explains the power of this daily practice at successfully agile companies: “In a daily standup, teams hold brief daily meetings to share progress and identify impediments for removal.

Organizational Agility

Coaching Tip

. . . In this new reality, organizations are going to need to change how they change, to increase their organizational agility, to increase the flexibility of the organization, to create a culture of continuous change and simultaneously inhibit the appearance and for growth of the aforementioned change gaps. One way to do handle these challenges is to take a more agile approach to change.

Agile Strategizing

Coaching Tip

A key task for agile leaders is to build the organization's capacity to act over the short, medium and long term: Closing the implementation gap requires a strategizing approach, building momentum for change by making decisions and involving and enabling the teams who will implement them. Source: Linda Holbeche: The Agile Organization: How to Build an Innovative, Sustainable and Resilient Business.

New Book Announcement: Becoming Agile

Eric Jacobson

The new book, Becoming Agile: How the SEAM Approach to Management Builds Adaptability illustrates the process of becoming an agile organization. Becoming Agile Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

Preparing the Agile Kool-Aid

Crossderry Blog

The same principle applies to agile adoption. I’ve found that while agile is supposed to get an organization away from “command and control,” it’s often implemented from the top down, with a catechism, and all heretics are burned. Someone, somewhere, gets the bright idea to go agile…and everyone has to follow along. Of course, agile is just like any other change program from which you expect transformative results.

Agile Working – Benefits for Women and Industry

Women on Business

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Agility: 8 Pillars For Building Self Organizing Teams

QAspire

Last week, I was invited to speak as a panelist at Agile Carnival, Chandigarh where I expressed my thoughts on Agile as a method and as a mindset. Agility in our approaches is one of the most potent ways to deal with the challenges of a constantly changing world.

If Your Business isn’t Agile, You Won’t Have a Future. It’s That Simple

Great Leadership By Dan

So rapid is the pace of new developments, and so diverse the forms of competition, that many large corporations struggle to be agile enough to compete. Not surprisingly, the need for organizational agility sits high on executive agendas everywhere.

On Leadership and Agile Thinking

Linked 2 Leadership

In a March 2013 Forbes article titled “The Five Dimensions of Learning-Agile Leaders,” Kevin Cashman stipulates that: “To succeed in our volatile, complex, ambiguous world, we have no choice but to master our ability to adapt and learn.” ” ClickToTweet 5 Dimensions for Agile Leadership He then goes on to list five dimensions that are necessary […].

High performing project management orgs are more agile — PMI

Crossderry Blog

Did you know that these top performers used agile techniques more often than other organizations? This use of agile, iterative, and incremental methods drove better organizational agility. In turn, this better agility allows for faster and more effective responses to competitive, technological, regulatory, or other external challenges. Agile principles have a been a lifesaver on a number of my projects and programs.

Jon Younger and Norm Smallwood on “Agile Talent”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Jon Younger is founding partner of the Agile Talent Collaborative (and partner emeritus at the RBL Group where he established the firm’s HR transformation practice. He is the author of 5 books including the new Agile Talent: How… Read More Jon Younger and Norm Smallwood on “Agile Talent”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris.

Agile Prep for the PMI-ACP®: Tips from Personal Experience

Crossderry Blog

PM College has upped its agile game over the last few months. We now have a full suite of offerings across a variety of agile approaches: Scrum , XP, Kanban , Lean, and different ways to combine them for success, including SAFe or agile certifications. As I reviewed our course offerings, I became curious and followed a link to the requirements for PMI’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certification. Filed under: Agile , PMO. Agile PMO

4 Essential Lean & Agile Books

2020 IT Leader

Learn from those Essential Lean IT & Agile Books A list like this is subjective of course; I found a good criteria though: people I introduced to those Lean IT & Agile books explicitly engage in further conversations or take actions to apply those practices. 1-A bit […] The post 4 Essential Lean & Agile Books appeared first on 2020 IT Leader. Digitally Confident Agile Business Value CIO Lean Lean IT

Jon Younger and Norm Smallwood on “Agile Talent”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Jon Younger is founding partner of the Agile Talent Collaborative (and partner emeritus at the RBL Group where he established the firm’s HR transformation practice. He is the author of 5 books including the new Agile Talent: How… Read More Jon Younger and Norm Smallwood on “Agile Talent”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris.

3 Strategies that Minimize Hierarchy and Maximize Speed and Agility

Leadership Freak

Bodies are agile. Organizational leaders try to increase speed and agility by removing layers from pyramids. Think of organizations as human bodies, not hierarchical pyramids. Pyramids house the dead. But removing layers –… Continue reading → Communication Culture Success Teams Leadership Development Organizational Development organizational success

Agile Prep for the PMI-ACP®: Tips from Personal Experience

Crossderry Blog

PM College has upped its agile game over the last few months. We now have a full suite of offerings across a variety of agile approaches: Scrum , XP, Kanban , Lean, and different ways to combine them for success, including SAFe or agile certifications. As I reviewed our course offerings, I became curious and followed a link to the requirements for PMI’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certification. Filed under: Agile , PMO. Agile PMO

Making Sense of Speed, Agility and Innovation

Leading Blog

Or what about being more “agile.” Agile was originally a software technique, meant to shorten software development times and make the development team more accountable to customer needs. From there, everyone is adopting the concept of “agile.” There’s agile marketing, introduced by thought leaders at CMG. Can agile help you win more? In truth, factors like speed, agility and innovation aren’t all that valuable by themselves.

In 100 Words: Agility and Embracing Uncertainty

QAspire

We are comfortable with what is predictable. This impacts our choices because we want to maximize the chances of success. Then, once in a while, we are thrown into situations where we have no control. It compels us to carve a way out and create a map as we go. We learn the most here.

Agile Mythbustin’ (RT @bobsarni, HT @brown_note)

Crossderry Blog

Nice collection of agile “objection” answers, though I’d be a bit kinder to the resisters. RT @bobsarni, HT @brown_note) Agile Doesn’t Work For…: Ever run across these guys? Filed under: PMO Tagged: agile , Bob Sarni , Craig Brown , Mythbusters , Organizational Change , resistance to change. PMO Craig Brown agile Mythbusters Organizational Change resistance to change Bob Sarni

Agile Mythbustin’ (RT @bobsarni, HT @brown_note)

Crossderry Blog

Nice collection of agile “objection” answers, though I’d be a bit kinder to the resisters. RT @bobsarni, HT @brown_note) Agile Doesn’t Work For…: Ever run across these guys? Filed under: PMO Tagged: agile , Bob Sarni , Craig Brown , Mythbusters , Organizational Change , resistance to change. PMO agile Bob Sarni Craig Brown Mythbusters Organizational Change resistance to change

Applying Toyota Kata to Agile Retrospectives

Curious Cat

Related: Toyota Kata Song – The Times They Are Changing (2011) – Agile Software Development and Deming Management Ideas – Webcast on the Toyota Development Process – Future Directions for Agile Management (2008).

Waterfall, Agile, now “Sim”?

Crossderry Blog

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Agile leadership: what it is and how to get it

Aspire-CS

There is a term for people that learn and are able to capitalize on it: “learning agility” Leaders who are agile learners are quick thinking, decisive, curious, intuitive and take (what others might call) risks. Agile leaders are exactly what we need in our organizations that are getting bigger, flatter, and more complex. Be reflective: Set aside time daily to reflect about what you’re learning in your quest to become more agile with your new experiences.

On Leadership and Personal, Business and Organizational Agility

Linked 2 Leadership

Authentic Leadership Leading Change Values-Based Leadership business Business Agility leadership The 2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting had a discussion session titled “Leadership Models Across Generations.” ” The purpose of this discussion was to identify “what leadership traits inspire and engage both younger and experienced generations.“

126: Holacracy – An Agile Management System for a Rapidly Changing World | with Brian Robertson

Engaging Leader

Holacracy is a fundamentally different “operating system” for organizations. Holacracy revolutionizes how a company is structured, how decisions are made, and how authority is distributed. Perhaps the best-known examples of companies who have adopted Holacracy are Zappos and David Allen Company. “No

Agility in Process Improvement Initiatives

QAspire

Bottom line: In an agile business environment where change is not only constant but rapid, we need agility in how we improve. The pace of change is accelerating and business leaders who are responsible for improvements need keep up with the pace. While plan-do-check-act methodology has been around for long, the time it took was way longer. For organizational improvements (and the personal ones), what do we need today? What would business expect from improvement initiatives?

How to do 360° feedback – using Agile Methodology

Talent Technologies

This post combines two themes we see and hear a lot about in tech at the moment – namely 360° feedback and Agile Methodology. Specifically, is it possible to combine these two factors without derailing. Read more on the Talent Technologies website. Teams

What is “Agile?” – Charles Duhigg gives a clear description in Smarter Faster Better

First Friday Book Synopsis

Agile – adjective able to move quickly and easily
 quick, smart, and clever ——————– If I were to write a blog post on each of the useful pieces of information in Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business, the new book by Charles Duhigg, well… that might take a while. One… Read More What is “Agile?”

Agility and Mindfulness – You Need Both

Aspire-CS

Agility perfectly describes what’s needed for you to survive and thrive. Being responsive just isn’t enough… you need to be agile. The dictionary describes agility as “nimbleness”; my own spin on the word is that it includes being responsive and mindful. You can only be truly agile when you are truly mindful. It takes a mindfulness to be an agile leader; in order to respond to what is happening around you, you must be present to it.

How to do 360° feedback – using Agile Methodology

Talent Technologies

This post combines two themes we see and hear a lot about in tech at the moment – namely 360° feedback and Agile Methodology. Specifically, is it possible to combine these two factors without derailing. Read more on the Talent Technologies website. Teams

142: That’s Not How We Do It Here! — How to Stay Agile and Innovative as a Mature Company | with John Kotter

Engaging Leader

Most mature organizations have a built-in tendency to kill off anything agile, innovative, and entrepreneurial — which often is exactly what’s needed to stay ahead of today’s ever-increasing pace of change in the […] Increasingly, large organizations are finding their competitive landscape changing so quickly that they’re unable to respond fast enough to survive and thrive.

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Agile 360?s Radical Leap

Steve Farber

Agile360 (a division of Entisys Solutions) has woven the principles of Extreme Leadership –Love, Energy, Audacity, and Proof–into their physical space and company culture in a deeply significant way.

Six Rules to Simplify Work

QAspire

Collaboration Leading Organization Lean and Agile Sketch Notes Agile collaboration Lean power Simplicity sketchnoteMost re-organization efforts either focus on hard stuff (processes, strategy, structure, KPI’s) or on soft stuff (culture, values, relationships, feelings).

Agile – a leaner, stronger, faster, smarter way to work (for everyone)

The Atman Group

Setting up an Agile based environment for any work group or business. Overview: An agile environment organizes the resources of an organization in a more adaptive and disciplined way. Through new roles and a few rules any organization or group can become more agile.

Building an Agile Development Strategy Aligned to Changing Business Needs #cipdldshow

Rapid BI

Building an Agile Development Strategy Aligned to Changing Business Needs Sarah Mellor – John Lewis Partnership Jo Kelly – Waitrose Eloise McNeile & Lucero Tagle – Google Chaired by Peter Cheese – CEO CIPD Peter Cheese sets the scene on one of the most popular session at this years CIPD L&D conference. The post Building an Agile Development Strategy Aligned to Changing Business Needs #cipdldshow appeared first on.

Little Known Secrets of Performing Self-Retrospectives, The Agile Way!

Utpal Writes

Little Known Secrets of Performing Self-Retrospectives, The Agile Way! by Utpal Vaishnav on February 14, 2010 If you have few years of experience in project management, most likely you have come across agile practices.

Interview: Modernizing Change Management with Agile and Lean Practices

Change Starts Here

He combines ideas from many communities, including the Lean Startup, Agile and Lean worlds, to create an adaptable and scalable model for managing the complexity of change in today’s world.

Making Work More Effective

QAspire

Leadership Leading Organization Lean and Agile Sketch Notes Effective Meetings Effectiveness Lean Work working out loudHere is what leaders often do – when faced with a complex situation at work, they add procedures, rules and structures to make things more complex.