Growing Agile
Organisations
ConneXoX
http://blog.connexxo.com
Pierluigi Pugliese
Agilereloaded
!2
The Quests for
Modern Companies
!3
Quest: Optimisation
and efficiency - ehm… efficacy!
!4
Quest:Adaptability
!5
Quest: Reduce Waste
!6
Quest: Scalability for Growth
!7
Innovation
!8
Quest:
Continuous
Improvement
!9
What about scrum, kanban, agile,
lean, …?
!10
Very important 

aspects, but…
The Learning
Organisation
!11
Is where 

innovation happens!
Growing Agile Organisations
!12
ScrumMaster and
Product Owner
Organisation
Team
Individuals
Perfecting
AgilityInstalling
A...
Growing Organisations
!13
!14
Teams
Agile Culture
• Agile knowledge
=> Agile values
!15
Communication, Collaboration => Cohesion
!16
Intrinsic Motivation
• This is an effect!
!17
Promote cohesion & motivation
• Qualified feedback	

• Share big picture & vision	

• Feedback culture	

• Team building	

...
Reflection Skills
=> Continuous improvement
!19
Learn to reflect
• Time available	

• Facilitation	

• Environment: Failure 

=> Learning opportunity
!20
Team:Typical Plan
!21
Initiating Agility Installing Agility Perfecting Agility
Basic Agile Training
Team Coaching
1-to-1 C...
!22
ScrumMasters and Product Owners
Executors => Distributed brain
• Enable, empower
!23
Leadership: Organisational Trait
!24
O’Toole & Pasternak,“When Leadership is an organisational trait”

Wimmer,“Führung und...
Connect
!25
Enable & Empower & Connect: how to?
• Knowledge: product, process,
organisation	

• Co-operative attitude	

• Non-heroic a...
Co-create
and
promote
vision
!27
SMs and POs:Typical Plan
!28
ScrumMaster and Product Owner individual coaching
ScrumMaster and
Product Owner
Leadership Tr...
!29
Organisations
!30
Agile Team Other Teams
IT Manager
Manager
VP Division
Manager
Manager
CEO
Shareholders
Customer
Manager
Customer
Staff...
Vision ans Sensemaking
!31
Foster alignment
!32
Peter Drucker - The task of
leadership is to create an
alignment of strength
Post-heroic leadership
!33
McKergow - Host Leadership
New leadership: how to?
• Coaching, coaching, coaching!	

• Reflection	

• Feedback “from below”
!34
Leadership:Typical Plan
!35
Agile 101
Agile for Managers
Organisational coaching
Leadership Team
Workshop Facilitation
Man...
!36
Coaching Skills
Growing 

coaching 

skills
• Ask the right & difficult
questions	

• Support reflection &
innovation processes	

• Support ...
Summary…
!38
Questions?
Now or per email ppugliese: [at] connexxo [dot] com
Pierluigi Pugliese
http://blog.connexxo.com
ConneXoX
Agilereloaded
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Growing Agile Organisations @ Lean & Agile for Innovation 2014, Milan

  1. 1. Growing Agile Organisations ConneXoX http://blog.connexxo.com Pierluigi Pugliese Agilereloaded
  2. 2. !2
  3. 3. The Quests for Modern Companies !3
  4. 4. Quest: Optimisation and efficiency - ehm… efficacy! !4
  5. 5. Quest:Adaptability !5
  6. 6. Quest: Reduce Waste !6
  7. 7. Quest: Scalability for Growth !7
  8. 8. Innovation !8
  9. 9. Quest: Continuous Improvement !9
  10. 10. What about scrum, kanban, agile, lean, …? !10 Very important 
 aspects, but…
  11. 11. The Learning Organisation !11 Is where 
 innovation happens!
  12. 12. Growing Agile Organisations !12 ScrumMaster and Product Owner Organisation Team Individuals Perfecting AgilityInstalling Agility Stabilising Processes + Initiating Agility Time
  13. 13. Growing Organisations !13
  14. 14. !14 Teams
  15. 15. Agile Culture • Agile knowledge => Agile values !15
  16. 16. Communication, Collaboration => Cohesion !16
  17. 17. Intrinsic Motivation • This is an effect! !17
  18. 18. Promote cohesion & motivation • Qualified feedback • Share big picture & vision • Feedback culture • Team building • Deal with hygiene factors (Herzberg) • Deal with bad apples • Coaching for individual blockers !18 Herzberg’s Two-Factors theory
 Felps et al. - How, when and why bad apples spoil the barrel
  19. 19. Reflection Skills => Continuous improvement !19
  20. 20. Learn to reflect • Time available • Facilitation • Environment: Failure 
 => Learning opportunity !20
  21. 21. Team:Typical Plan !21 Initiating Agility Installing Agility Perfecting Agility Basic Agile Training Team Coaching 1-to-1 Coaching (where needed) Team Individuals Technical Trainings Project Meetings Facilitation: Retrospectives, Planning, ... Building Communities of Practice Team Building, Hackatons, Open Spaces, ... Engineering practices mentoring Advanced Agility Topics ScrumMaster and Product Owner Organisation Team Individuals Perfecting AgilityInstalling Agility Stabilising Processes + Initiating Agility Time Training Coaching Facilitating Mentoring
  22. 22. !22 ScrumMasters and Product Owners
  23. 23. Executors => Distributed brain • Enable, empower !23
  24. 24. Leadership: Organisational Trait !24 O’Toole & Pasternak,“When Leadership is an organisational trait”
 Wimmer,“Führung und Organisation - zwei Seiten ein und 
 derselben Medaille”
  25. 25. Connect !25
  26. 26. Enable & Empower & Connect: how to? • Knowledge: product, process, organisation • Co-operative attitude • Non-heroic attitude ! • Training 
 + [business] coaching
 + mentoring !26 Greenleaf - Servant Leadership + post-heroic leadership
  27. 27. Co-create and promote vision !27
  28. 28. SMs and POs:Typical Plan !28 ScrumMaster and Product Owner individual coaching ScrumMaster and Product Owner Leadership Training Individual Mentoring Basic Agile Training Advanced Agility Topics Soft Skills Training Initiating Agility Installing Agility Perfecting Agility ScrumMaster and Product Owner Organisation Team Individuals Perfecting AgilityInstalling Agility Stabilising Processes + Initiating Agility Time Training Coaching Facilitating Mentoring
  29. 29. !29 Organisations
  30. 30. !30 Agile Team Other Teams IT Manager Manager VP Division Manager Manager CEO Shareholders Customer Manager Customer StaffCustomer Support Organisational Agility Stress Line Mount Corporate Dates! Plans! Revenue forecasts! Dates! Deliverables! Emergent processes Agile Values
  31. 31. Vision ans Sensemaking !31
  32. 32. Foster alignment !32 Peter Drucker - The task of leadership is to create an alignment of strength
  33. 33. Post-heroic leadership !33 McKergow - Host Leadership
  34. 34. New leadership: how to? • Coaching, coaching, coaching! • Reflection • Feedback “from below” !34
  35. 35. Leadership:Typical Plan !35 Agile 101 Agile for Managers Organisational coaching Leadership Team Workshop Facilitation Management Consulting on agile topics Leadership Training TBD Initiating Agility Installing Agility Perfecting Agility ScrumMaster and Product Owner Organisation Team Individuals Perfecting AgilityInstalling Agility Stabilising Processes + Initiating Agility Time Training Coaching Facilitating Mentoring Consulting
  36. 36. !36 Coaching Skills
  37. 37. Growing 
 coaching 
 skills • Ask the right & difficult questions • Support reflection & innovation processes • Support people’s growth !37 Bateson - Difference that makes a difference
  38. 38. Summary… !38
  39. 39. Questions? Now or per email ppugliese: [at] connexxo [dot] com
  40. 40. Pierluigi Pugliese http://blog.connexxo.com ConneXoX Agilereloaded

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