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Agile Leadership by Sid B. Dane


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Slides from the talk I did on march 16th, 2016 for the Agile Leadership Event at Capgemini, Utrecht

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Agile Leadership by Sid B. Dane

  1. 1. The Agile Leadership Dilemma
  2. 2. Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
  3. 3. Mahatma Ghandi (1869-1948) Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.
  4. 4. Winston Churchill (1874-1965) Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
  5. 5. The SAFe House of Lean (
  6. 6. “The ultimate responsibility for adoption and success of the Lean-Agile paradigm lies with the enterprise’s existing managers, leaders, and executives. Such a responsibility cannot be delegated.” W. Edwards Deming
  7. 7. Peter Ferdinand Drucker (1909-2005) Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation.
  8. 8. Ward Cunningham an American computer programmer who developed the first wiki. A pioneer in both design patterns and extreme programming, he started programming the software WikiWikiWeb. I can't tell you how much time is spent worrying about decisions that don't matter. To just be able to make a decision and see what happens is tremendously empowering, but that means you have to set up the situation such that when something does go wrong, you can fix it.
  9. 9. I help companies improve. Henrik Kniberg Agile/Lean coach at Spotify & Lego. Henrik Kniberg is a coach and consultant at Crisp. Henrik's background is a mix of development and management, and his passion is applying Lean and Agile principles to help debug, optimize, and refactor companies.
  10. 10. 13Copyright © Capgemini 2014. All Rights Reserved Presentation Title | Date DILLEMA 1 A team sits in a seperate room, apart from the 2 other teams who sit on a big “factory” floor. The team doesn’t want to move because they cannot concentrate.
  11. 11. 14Copyright © Capgemini 2014. All Rights Reserved Presentation Title | Date DILLEMA 2 Project and program management have to deal with PIDs and budgets. But that’s not how we work, we are Agile! Projects are getting killed.
  12. 12. 15Copyright © Capgemini 2014. All Rights Reserved Presentation Title | Date DILLEMA 3 The organisation realizes things need to change; the outside world changes and we do not. But where to begin? How to get rid of all the legacy thinking?
  13. 13. By Kokcharov - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, 3612 Dreyfus model of skill acquisition, Stuart & Hubert Dreyfus (1980) Hierarchy of CompetenceDreyfuss model of skill acquisition
  14. 14. Thank you! Sid B. Dane @SidOnAgile
  15. 15. The information contained in this presentation is proprietary. © 2014 Capgemini. All rights reserved. Rightshore® is a trademark belonging to Capgemini. About Capgemini With almost 140,000 people in over 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2013 global revenues of EUR 10.1 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM, and draws on Rightshore ®, its worldwide delivery model.