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Exec leadership for agility may 2018 cincinnati, indianapolis, amsterdam

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Executive Leadership Network for Adaptiveness (ELNA)

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Exec leadership for agility may 2018 cincinnati, indianapolis, amsterdam

  1. 1. Executive leadership for agility John Coleman PST (incl. Scrum with Kanban), LeSS Friendly Scrum Trainer, #MarshallGoldsmithLead60 @JohnColemanIRL www.ace.works john@ace.works jcoleman@valueglide.com
  2. 2. Agility for software & non-software • Agility strategist, agility chef - Europe, Middle East, USA • Large clients in banking, big oil, telco, supply chain • Only helping clients who want real agility • Trainer & coach - execs, management, teams • Nexus+ case studies at www.scrumcasestudies.com (2015-2016) • Leadership development focus 2016-2018 • 2 case studies for growing agility sustainable started (2018)
  3. 3. Rome wasn’t built in a day Leaders agile in two days?
  4. 4. “the change starts with me”
  5. 5. Product Management R&Dstart end (release) content freeze (release contract agreed) The Milestone point is arbitrary more, more, more! less, less, less! 1 2 The Contract www.craiglarman.com www.odd-e.com Copyright © 2010 C.Larman & B. Vodde All rights reserved. When will it be done? Many execs expect a certain answer
  6. 6. Why? • Customer end to end cycle time • Delivery of customer value • Adaptiveness Credit to Craig Larman
  7. 7. Leaders want that too and want other things • Cutting costs can lead to long term costs • Project mentality can give rise to unstable teams • Organisation muscle memory drag • “Busyness” effect on flow Credit to Craig Larman, John Seddon
  8. 8. Inconsistent optimizing goals At odds with each other
  9. 9. Still great in a different way
  10. 10. You’ve finally got an audience - it’s 20 minutes • Do leaders care? • Do leaders have time for more? • Which topic does an exec leader not need to know?
  11. 11. So what’s on the menu?
  12. 12. Optimizing Organizational Flow Stop wishing, start finishing
  13. 13. Optimizing Organizational Flow measures / charts that prompt questions
  14. 14. Optimizing Organizational Flow measures / charts that prompt questions
  15. 15. Optimizing Organizational Flow measures / charts that prompt questions
  16. 16. Optimizing Organizational Flow measures / charts that prompt questions
  17. 17. Understanding complexity embracing uncertainty
  18. 18. Eradication of failure demand Vanguard method vanguard-method.com
  19. 19. Eradication of failure demand Vanguard method vanguard-method.com
  20. 20. Eradication of failure demand harbott.com
  21. 21. Adaptive decision making • Intent-based-leadership (David Marquet)
  22. 22. Adaptive decision making • Extreme Ownership (Jocko Willink, Leif Babin)
  23. 23. Adaptive decision making Team of Teams (General McChrystal)
  24. 24. Leaders as coaches alignment through uncertainty
  25. 25. Leaders as coaches alignment through uncertainty frequency of drawdown of funds d smallness of batch sizes Leaders doing questions only to of mini-proje
  26. 26. Even the best framework (in one' Leaders as coaches alignment through uncertainty
  27. 27. Leaders as coaches alignment through uncertainty
  28. 28. Leaders as coaches alignment through uncertainty
  29. 29. Leaders as coaches professional coaching skills
  30. 30. Leaders as coaches professional coaching skills
  31. 31. Leaders as coaches professional coaching skills
  32. 32. Systems Thinking Dealing with secondary concerns in secondary ways
  33. 33. Systems thinking 2017
  34. 34. Systems thinking 2017
  35. 35. Changing the way we finance work Implementing Beyond Budgeting
  36. 36. Changing the way we finance work Implementing Beyond Budgeting
  37. 37. Larman’s Laws of Organizational Behaviour Still very much alive in 2018?
  38. 38. Organization re-structure Large Scale Scrum
  39. 39. Organization re-structure Large Scale Scrum Huge
  40. 40. Career paths for Scrum Teams # of materially different skills Scrum Product Developer 40-year career path Level 1 1-3 skills Can coach on one skill Level 2 3-5 skills Can coach on two skills Level 3 5-9 skills Can coach on three skills Level 4 10+ skills Can coach on four skills
  41. 41. Adaptive contract & procurement www.agilecontracts.org
  42. 42. Full day version regularly tested formats so far • Vanguard Method (Failure Demand, IT Last) • Scrum, Kanban + Toyota Kata • Autonomy & alignment via Intent-based-leadership, Extreme Ownership & Team of Teams • Professional Coaching Skills • Systems Thinking, Large Scale Scrum, other scaling patterns • Implementing Beyond Budgeting
  43. 43. Short workshop tested formats so far • Scrum • Kanban + Toyota Kata • Autonomy & alignment via Intent-based-leadership, Extreme Ownership & Team of Teams • Professional Coaching Skills • Systems Thinking - Beer Game / Funnel experiment
  44. 44. What part of “I don’t give a jot if John is a better coach than me don’t you get - who can John bring to dinner? who can I bring to dinner?” Which dinner would your exec prefer? #SocialProof” Marshall Goldsmith #1 Exec coach in the world #Thinkers50 #PayItForward #100 Coaches #Lead60
  45. 45. You’ve finally got an audience - it’s 20 minutes • Do leaders care? • Do leaders have time for more? • Which topic does an exec leader not need to know?
  46. 46. So what! • Self-made promises are more powerful. • Famous teachers that attract big name CEOs partners to dinner • Leaders want to network with other leaders • Positive peer pressure between leaders drives unlearning • Unlearning programme through a networking programme
  47. 47. Thank you! • New book Pivot - John & 20 other agilists - summer 2018 • LeSS.works Large Scale Scrum London 29th June • Official scrum.org Professional Scrum with Kanban with Daniel Vacanti 5-6 July London UK • Executive Networking for Agility - Autumn 2018 • Scrum Health Assessment at https://www.ace.works/scrum- health-assessment @johncolemanirl, john@ace.works, jcoleman@valueglide.com

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