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The Agile Community focuses too much on 'being Agile' and hitting people over the head with the Agile Mindset stick. Once teams operate under the radar and then hit the organizational boundaries, new language is needed to help provide leaders with better options for deliberately creating structures that align with an Agile way of working.

The Agile Community focuses too much on 'being Agile' and hitting people over the head with the Agile Mindset stick. Once teams operate under the radar and then hit the organizational boundaries, new language is needed to help provide leaders with better options for deliberately creating structures that align with an Agile way of working.

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Culture Follows Structure - DSM Agile

  1. 1. C U L FOLLOWS T U R E S T R U C T U R E #dsmagile @jasonlittle
  2. 2. #dsmagile @jasonlittle LET’S   START
  3. 3. #dsmagile @jasonlittle ARE  YOU   READY?
  4. 4. #dsmagile @jasonlittle SAY  IT   WITH  ME:
  5. 5. #dsmagile @jasonlittle B E   M O R E   A G I L E !   B E   M O R E   A G I L E !   B E   M O R E   A G I L E !   B E   M O R E   A G I L E !   B E   M O R E   A G I L E !   B E   M O R E   A G I L E !   B E   M O R E   A G I L E !   B E   M O R E   A G I L E !   B E   M O R E   A G I L E !
  6. 6. #dsmagile @jasonlittle#dsmagile @jasonlittle BE MORE AGILE!!! CHANGE YOUR MINDSET!!! YOU CAN’T DO AGILE, YOU MUST BE AGILE!!! AGILE IS ABOUT CULTURE!!!
  7. 7. #dsmagile @jasonlittle “There  are  only  3  types     of  people  in  this  world…”   those  who  do  agile   those  who  be  agile   those  who  think  SAFe  is  a   good  idea #dsmagile @jasonlittle
  8. 8. #dsmagile @jasonlittle “There  are  only  3  types     of  people  in  this  world…”   those  who  do  agile   those  who  be  agile   those  who  think  SAFe  is  a   good  idea #dsmagile @jasonlittle MOVERS MOVABLES IMMOVABLES
  9. 9. #dsmagile @jasonlittle#dsmagile @jasonlittle MOVERS
  10. 10. #dsmagile @jasonlittle MOVABLES #dsmagile @jasonlittle
  11. 11. #dsmagile @jasonlittle IMMOVABLES #dsmagile @jasonlittle THERE WILL BE NO AGILE, BOY. I SHALL ENJOY WATCHING YOU QUIT.
  12. 12. #dsmagile @jasonlittle WHATAGILEMEANSTOME TIME MOVERS MOVABLES IMMOVABLES
  13. 13. #dsmagile @jasonlittle TEAM TEAM TEAM TEAM Organizational  Boundary
  14. 14. #dsmagile @jasonlittle#dsmagile @jasonlittle
  15. 15. #dsmagile @jasonlittle Fighting specialization with more specialization HR Change AgileAgile   Pilot   Team Organizational  Debt
  16. 16. #dsmagile @jasonlittle Without  deviations  from  the   norm,  progress  isn’t  possible.   Frank  Zappa #dsmagile @jasonlittle
  17. 17. #dsmagile @jasonlittle official  hierarchy informal  hierarchy
  18. 18. #dsmagile @jasonlittle Organizational  Development  101 Vertical and horizontal boundaries IT BUSINESS
  19. 19. #dsmagile @jasonlittle DEV QA PM BA Agile Pilot Team ‘agile stuff’ gets added, organizational debt and ‘old’ policies are kept in place MGR MGR MGR MGR Exec Exec Exec
  20. 20. #dsmagile @jasonlittle “structures  are  processes,  systems,   policies,  and  any  visible,  or  invisible   thing  that  influences  behaviour” -­‐  some  weirdo  from  Canada,  eh?
  21. 21. #dsmagile @jasonlittle Barriers  to  Agility 0 15 30 45 60 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Lack of Management Support Lack of Skill General Resistance to Change Failure to Change Culture
  22. 22. #dsmagile @jasonlittle but what can I do? #dsmagile @jasonlittle
  23. 23. #dsmagile @jasonlittle Start with a conversation about what matters
  24. 24. #dsmagile @jasonlittle 7s McKinsey  7S  Change   Model   A  change  in  one  area   creates  a  ripple  effect  in   all  other  areas.   Stolen  from…um,   influenced  by  Jay   Galbraith  in  1982
  25. 25. #dsmagile @jasonlittle glabraith star Galbraith  Star  Model   Created  in  the  1960’s   after  observing  a   process  change  that   didn’t  work  because  the   reward  system  was  not   aligned  with  the  new   process. http://www.jaygalbraith.com/services/star-model
  26. 26. #dsmagile @jasonlittle People with skills to: talk to customers sell stuff market stuff build stuff keep people happy A  clean  break   no  pilot  teams   no  ‘value  stream’   no  titles/departments/guilds   A  new  organization  within     the  organization  built   from  the  ground  up   designed  to  serve   your  customers #dsmagile @jasonlittle
  27. 27. #dsmagile @jasonlittle Put  the  Agile  stick  down…start  coaching. structure policies people Who has the authority to change structure? Why would they want to do it? LISTEN to THEIR needs. Which structures conflict with each other? Are these policies a problem, or is it your perception? Who is affected by policy changes? Who are the “right” people to get on the bus? How should hiring practices change? What skill development is needed?
  28. 28. #dsmagile @jasonlittle Visualize  Your  Change  or  Transformation structure policies people change now change later Ripple effects and conflicts
  29. 29. What  is  affected?
  30. 30. #dsmagile @jasonlittle Lean  Change  Management   A  book  that  will  help  you   experiment   your  way  through  change.   The  right  way  is  the  way  that  makes   the  most  sense  in  your  context.   leanchange.org  

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