8. Mission Command is the conduct of military operations
through decentralized execution, using mission orders
to enable disciplined initiative within the commander's
intent. Done well, it empowers agile and adaptive
leaders to successfully operate under conditions of
uncertainty, exploit fleeting opportunities, and most
importantly achieve unity of effort. Importantly, it helps
establish mutual trust and shared understanding
throughout the force. Mission Command is
fundamental to ensuring that our Army stays ahead of
and adapts to the rapidly changing environments we
expect to face in the future."
- GEN Raymond T. Odierno, United States Army
Chief of Staff,
5 May 14
11. About me
• Internal Enterprise Agile Coach
with IHS Inc.
– Provides data and analytics
to a variety of industries
– 8000+ people internationally
• I’m based in Calgary, AB
• Developer, product owner, accidental
24. C O N S I D E R
1 0 Y E A R S F R O M N O W,
YO U R E T U R N TO YO U R
O R G A N I Z AT I O N A N D
D I S CO V E R A P R AC T I C E
T H AT R E S E M B L E S
N E I T H E R
S C R U M N O R K A N BA N
HOW DO YOU REACT?
25. L E A D E R S H I P ?
T H E V A L U E S ?
T H E P R I N C I P L E S ?
W H AT W I L L S E L F - S U S TA I N ?
26. To confidently walk away from
an organization, knowing that
they will continue to discover
new and better ways of
my success criteria:
27. SOME PATTERNS
• Develop leaders – at all levels – to
be Agile coaches.
• Bring leadership into the
• Underwrite risk.
• Take ownership of developing
28. IN CONCLUSION
• Building a self-sustaining organization
requires deliberate thought, effort, and
• Agile values are organizational values
• Sustain the values and the principles –
not the practices
• Culture is leadership driven
• Lead by example – model the desired
29. More Resources
• Turn the Ship Around,
Capt (US Navy) David
• Team of Teams, General
• Leaders Eat Last, Simon
• Leadership, General
• The Generals, Tom Ricks