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How do we become more agile?

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  • 1. How do we become more agile? http://www.imagebase.net/Nature/nazP5241742
  • 2. Question # 1 Do you know why you do what you do?
  • 3. Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/what-is-the-company-purpose
  • 4. Question # 2 How well do you know what values people have?
  • 5. At the core of agile are values of flexibility, individual interaction, focus on outputs, and collaboration over more rigid planning-driven approaches. http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/08/it_on_steroids_the_benefits_an.html
  • 6. Recognizing individual team members as intelligent, skilled professional agents, and placing a value on their autonomy is fundamental to all other practices. http://www.propernet.com/extranet/mcgill/CLASS%203/3.1%20-%20AgileProjectManagement.pdf http://blogs.wsj.com/management/2009/03/24/the-facebook-generation-vs-the-fortune-500/
  • 7. Agile particularly lends itself to working in an environment where the inevitability of change is acknowledged and accepted. http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/technology/software-engineering/development-practices/article/art20131213120917060
  • 8. Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/questions-to-discover-your-values
  • 9. Question # 3 How do you find out what to work on?
  • 10. Operational agility implies an ability to respond quickly to shifts in demand or customer preference within the boundaries of an existing business model. http://www.managementexchange.com/blog/what-adaptability
  • 11. Agility is not just the ability to change. It is a cultivated capability that enables an organization to respond in a timely, effective, and sustainable way when changing circumstances require it. http://www.strategy-business.com/article/00188?pg=all
  • 12. You can pull resources from slower declining businesses and put them against faster growing or more promising opportunities. https://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Strategy/Strategic_Thinking/Strategy_through_turbulence_An_interview_with_Don_Sull_2491
  • 13. Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/customer-needs http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/pestel
  • 14. Question # 4 How do you find out what not to work on?
  • 15. Managing agile organizations means being willing to give up the activities that make you successful today but that won’t be appropriate tomorrow. http://www.strategy-business.com/article/00188?pg=all
  • 16. Question # 5 How short are work cycles?
  • 17. Agile methods are a reaction to the bureaucracy, planning, and inflexibility of the waterfall approach. Large projects are chopped into a series of shorter cycles. Sources http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a988cd86-9759-11dc-9e08-0000779fd2ac.html http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/08/16/how-do-you-explain-radical-management-or-agile-to-a-cfo/ http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/04/29/scrum-is-a-major-management-discovery/
  • 18. A sprint – or iteration – is a predefined, time-boxed, and recurring block of time, for example 2 weeks, in which the product, for example software, is created. https://resources.sei.cmu.edu/asset_files/TechnicalNote/2013_004_001_62918.pdf p. 42.
  • 19. Define work goals before each cycle starts. http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/04/29/scrum-is-a-major-management-discovery/
  • 20. Question # 6 To what extent does the customer participate?
  • 21. In agile development, the customer becomes part of the development team. http://kuperpresents.com/nycspin/Resources/RayBohem%20-%20AgileProjMgmt.pdf http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/04/29/scrum-is-a-major-management-discovery/
  • 22. More customer collaboration. Less contract negotation. http://agilemanifesto.org/
  • 23. Question # 7 How much do you use social media and innovation platforms?
  • 24. To keep all employees focused on the external environment, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. abandoned the organization chart. http://www.strategy-business.com/article/00188?pg=all
  • 25. Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/3-ways-of-organizing
  • 26. Question # 8 How well do we communicate?
  • 27. For an agile team to be able to adapt, information must be open and free flowing. http://www.propernet.com/extranet/mcgill/CLASS%203/3.1%20-%20AgileProjectManagement.pdf
  • 28. Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/feedback-tips http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/listening-tips http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/speaking-tips-15818774
  • 29. Question # 9 To what extent do you keep things simple?
  • 30. Simplicity - the art of maximizing the amount of work not done - is essential. Keep things as simple as possible as long as possible. Sources http://www.extremeprogramming.org/rules/simple.html http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html
  • 31. To increase IT agility, reduce the number of systems. http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/Business_Technology/The_do-or-die_questions_boards_should_ask_about_technology
  • 32. Question # 10 How often do you try out ideas / test?
  • 33. Effective testing and innovation activities range from gathering further intelligence, to trying out new ideas on a small scale, to implementing full-scale product development programs. http://www.strategy-business.com/article/00188?pg=all
  • 34. Question # 11 How do you learn?
  • 35. Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/learning-strategies-11478939
  • 36. Thank you for your interest. For further inspiration and personalized services, feel welcome to visit http://www.frankcalberg.com Have a great day.