Prosperity-focused Agile Technology Leadership

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Slides from session I delivered at Scrum Gathering India 2013. A forwarding-looking presentation challenging technology organisations (especially software tech) to look outside of their teams and …

Slides from session I delivered at Scrum Gathering India 2013. A forwarding-looking presentation challenging technology organisations (especially software tech) to look outside of their teams and their organisations and to consider the real impact of their work.

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  • 1. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 Prosperity Focused Agile Technology Leadership Schalk W. CronjéSchalk W. Cronjé ysb33r @ gmail.comysb33r @ gmail.com @ysb33r@ysb33r
  • 2. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 Levelsofdecision-making→ GLASS CEILING GLASS CEILING ImaginingBeliefThinkingIntelligence Plato's (~380BC) level of thought ↑ Opinion-basedthoughtsKnowledge-basedthoughts ShuHaRi
  • 3. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 Agile has many faces
  • 4. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 - Schalk Cronjé "Agile is the continuous delivery of prosperity to all stakeholders."
  • 5. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosperity Prosperity: the state of flourishing, thriving, good fortune and / or successful social status. Includes independent factors of wealth, happiness and health.
  • 6. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 - Johnny Clegg : In My African Dream "The revolution has eaten its children I see the river of dreams run dry."
  • 7. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 - George Santayana 1863- 1952 "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" "All this has happened before. All this will happen again" - Pythia, Battlestar Galactica
  • 8. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013
  • 9. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 Biomatrix Systems Thinking (Járos, Cloete, Dostal, 1987+) Any system (organisation) operates in three interdependent spheres The boundary of a system is where the connection with the stakeholders take place
  • 10. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013
  • 11. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 Every system has an ethos
  • 12. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 - http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/values.html Values: Important and lasting beliefs or ideals shared by the members of a culture about what is good or bad and desirable or undesirable.
  • 13. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 Agile at the macro-level organisational self direct stakeholders earth (environment) society democracy politics transnational crime The Social Contract with Business (Jopie Coetzee 2012) Stakeholdersinaworldofinclusiveglobalisation global commons
  • 14. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 - Amen-em-apt (Egyptian philosopher, ~700BC) "A pilot who sees from afar will not make his boat a wreck."
  • 15. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 - Sun Tzu, The Art of War (~ 512 BC) "Do the difficult whilst it is easy"
  • 16. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 - Eclesiastes 4:9-10; KJV Translation (Origins ~ 971-931 BC) "Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up."
  • 17. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 - Kautilyan Artashastra 7.12.13 (Origins ~300BC - 150AD) More low-value productions (at low cost), rather than few high-value productions (at high cost) http://savinginnovation.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/idea-mining.jpg
  • 18. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 - Proverbs 11:25; NIV Translation (Origins ~ 971-931 BC) "A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed" "The measure of difference between the two in terms of true pleasure is that the philosopher king lives seven hundred and twenty-nine times more pleasantly than the tyrant king" - Plato: The Republic (~ 380 BC)
  • 19. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 Measurements are not a substitute for common sense
  • 20. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 Focus on prosperity delivered Acknowledge globalisation (inclusive or destructive) Higher-order decision-making capability to enable holistic stakeholder prosperity
  • 21. © Schalk W. Cronjé SGI 2013 Schalk W. CronjéSchalk W. Cronjé ysb33r @ gmail.comysb33r @ gmail.com slideshare.net/ysb33rslideshare.net/ysb33r @ysb33r@ysb33r