Innovation! One of those buzzwords that I’ve heard over and over in countless strategy sessions, but most of the time there is little understanding of what it truly implies. Throughout the following collection of articles we will be exploring the ideas and framework around innovation and how it can be applied in a corporate setting. […]
Though over 20 years old, there is much that we can still learn from the late Clayton Christensen’s “The Innovators Dilemma”, especially when taken through the modern lens of current technology and management practices.
It is important now, more than ever, to seriously consider making changes in your organization that maximize agility. We are witnessing a significant difference between those organizations already along their business agility transition path, and those that have not started.
Recently, our team have been leveraging the excellent book Organizing for Complexity by Niels Pflaeging. The book is an awesome read for a number of reasons. This text is now serving as a baseline for us to better describe our own thinking and experience on the topic of Agile Organizational Design, so much so that […]
Managing large agile transformations obviously has it’s impacts on culture. In fact, there should be no separation between “agile transformation” and “cultural transformation”. We’re currently managing a large agile transformation program. My favourite tool for managing the program is a change management Kanban board. We start with an impact map to determine the objectives of […]
Our team has been helping software development teams within big organizations shift their mindset and implement agile practices. Naturally, the word spreads. We are fielding similar questions from more and more teams within these organizations: “What is agile?” “How can it help us?” But it’s not the software teams asking. It is exciting to watch […]
As the demand for agile coaching surges among large mainstream organizations in Canada, a frustrating pattern has emerged. All too often, coaches focus on minimizing disruption to the team, relying on their clients to pull them into ceremonies or other working sessions. This has limited effect. Although there is much value in a mentor relationship, […]