Balance Does Not Have to be  a Trade-off Is It Really “Balance” We Want?  SEPG Latin America 2008 06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex...
Is this Agile? or Disciplined? 06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED  ***PROPRIETARY*** Click for video.
Why Am I Up Here? <ul><li>Diverse background. </li></ul><ul><li>Aerospace. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Management. </li><...
Breaking Molds <ul><li>At the age of 13:  Caused the re-org of 8 th  grade curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>At 28: Reversed R...
And Now for Something Completely Different… <ul><li>Published! </li></ul><ul><li>11 November 2008! </li></ul><ul><li>avail...
What Is the Problem? <ul><li>Problem? </li></ul><ul><li>Dichotomy? </li></ul><ul><li>Taxonomy? </li></ul><ul><li>Dissonanc...
Where Do These Belong? <ul><li>Active </li></ul><ul><li>Checking against goals </li></ul><ul><li>Choices </li></ul><ul><li...
What is… <ul><li>Balance? </li></ul><ul><li>Discipline? </li></ul><ul><li>Agility? </li></ul><ul><li>With ?? </li></ul>06/...
Agile 06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED  ***PROPRIETARY***
Discipline 06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED  ***PROPRIETARY***
“ Balance” Has Its Place 06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED  ***PROPRIETARY***
Or  this  Agile? 06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED  ***PROPRIETARY***
Or  this  Discipline? 06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED  ***PROPRIETARY***
Seek “Balance” …. <ul><li>You will always be arguing over where the right “balance” is for a project. </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Where’s the Balance Here? <ul><li>How much is enough: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sun </li></ul...
100/100 Is “Balance” Too <ul><li>Which is the “balanced” marriage? </li></ul><ul><li>Which is the stronger relationship? <...
Full Commitment <ul><li>To Agility </li></ul><ul><li>To Discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Not a trade-off or compromise. </li><...
Fully Committed <ul><li>Trust, Communication, Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Training, Learning, Questioning </li></ul><ul...
Agility & Discipline  are Parallel <ul><li>Only full immersion in agility and discipline creates the opportunity to be: </...
Achieve Greatness <ul><li>100%  Commitment  to Agility  and  Discipline  is the only “balance” point. </li></ul>06/07/09 ®...
What = Done? <ul><li>You’re here to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>You  are the customer. </li></ul><ul><li>You  define what = d...
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The question is: "Is that 'agile' or 'discipline'?

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    1. 1. Balance Does Not Have to be a Trade-off Is It Really “Balance” We Want? SEPG Latin America 2008 06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***
    2. 2. Is this Agile? or Disciplined? 06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY*** Click for video.
    3. 3. Why Am I Up Here? <ul><li>Diverse background. </li></ul><ul><li>Aerospace. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Management. </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing. </li></ul><ul><li>Software Applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Make waves. </li></ul><ul><li>Outrageous ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Edgy. </li></ul><ul><li>Write about it. </li></ul><ul><li>Speak about it. </li></ul>06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***
    4. 4. Breaking Molds <ul><li>At the age of 13: Caused the re-org of 8 th grade curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>At 28: Reversed RFP assembly at NAVAIR. </li></ul><ul><li>At 32: Engineer  Entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>CMM_  Agile </li></ul>06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***
    5. 5. And Now for Something Completely Different… <ul><li>Published! </li></ul><ul><li>11 November 2008! </li></ul><ul><li>available at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sei.cmu.edu/publications /documents /08.reports /08tn003.html </li></ul>06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***
    6. 6. What Is the Problem? <ul><li>Problem? </li></ul><ul><li>Dichotomy? </li></ul><ul><li>Taxonomy? </li></ul><ul><li>Dissonance? </li></ul><ul><li>Fear? </li></ul>06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***
    7. 7. Where Do These Belong? <ul><li>Active </li></ul><ul><li>Checking against goals </li></ul><ul><li>Choices </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Courage </li></ul><ul><li>External </li></ul><ul><li>Formality </li></ul><ul><li>Internal </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Mastery </li></ul><ul><li>Newness </li></ul><ul><li>Passive </li></ul><ul><li>Planned </li></ul><ul><li>Rigor </li></ul><ul><li>Routine </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Well-oiled </li></ul>06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***
    8. 8. What is… <ul><li>Balance? </li></ul><ul><li>Discipline? </li></ul><ul><li>Agility? </li></ul><ul><li>With ?? </li></ul>06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***
    9. 9. Agile 06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***
    10. 10. Discipline 06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***
    11. 11. “ Balance” Has Its Place 06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***
    12. 12. Or this Agile? 06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***
    13. 13. Or this Discipline? 06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***
    14. 14. Seek “Balance” …. <ul><li>You will always be arguing over where the right “balance” is for a project. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>37% Discipline, 63% Agile? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>78% Discipline, 22% Agile? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is it “balance” only when you have 50% Discipline, 50% Agile? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Balance” is Ambiguous, Transient and Elusive. </li></ul>06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***
    15. 15. Where’s the Balance Here? <ul><li>How much is enough: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pollination </li></ul></ul>06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***
    16. 16. 100/100 Is “Balance” Too <ul><li>Which is the “balanced” marriage? </li></ul><ul><li>Which is the stronger relationship? </li></ul><ul><li>Which marriage is the most likely to grow, do great things, and succeed? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50/50? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100/100? </li></ul></ul>06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***
    17. 17. Full Commitment <ul><li>To Agility </li></ul><ul><li>To Discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Not a trade-off or compromise. </li></ul><ul><li>A marriage of equals. </li></ul><ul><li>Develops the freedom to “balance” on the fly. </li></ul>06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***
    18. 18. Fully Committed <ul><li>Trust, Communication, Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Training, Learning, Questioning </li></ul><ul><li>Being experts in lean and agile. </li></ul><ul><li>Being experts in process improvement. </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership commitment that’s palpable and everywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>Regular and ad-hoc feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>No taboos. </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing is so “sacred” that it can’t be touched. </li></ul><ul><li>Vertical and Horizontal job/roll integration. </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual Honesty </li></ul>06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***
    19. 19. Agility & Discipline are Parallel <ul><li>Only full immersion in agility and discipline creates the opportunity to be: </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry about “how much” agility or discipline. </li></ul><ul><li>Be Agile. </li></ul><ul><li>Be Disciplined. </li></ul><ul><li>Then just go develop. </li></ul>06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY*** <ul><li>Adaptive </li></ul><ul><li>Responsive </li></ul><ul><li>Lean </li></ul><ul><li>Focused </li></ul><ul><li>Frugal </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative </li></ul><ul><li>Market Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared for challenges </li></ul>
    20. 20. Achieve Greatness <ul><li>100% Commitment to Agility and Discipline is the only “balance” point. </li></ul>06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***
    21. 21. What = Done? <ul><li>You’re here to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>You are the customer. </li></ul><ul><li>You define what = done. </li></ul><ul><li>What would YOU like to know? </li></ul><ul><li>I’m here to take your questions. </li></ul>06/07/09 ®2005-8 Entinex, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***PROPRIETARY***

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