Agile teams - Prosperity Focused, Values-driven


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Digging into ancient writings (>1000yrs ago) to find the same values that are driving real Agile organisations and teams today.

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Agile teams - Prosperity Focused, Values-driven

  1. 1. Agile Teams Prosperity Focused, Values Driven Schalk W. Cronjé ysb33r @ @ysb33rACCU 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  2. 2. "The revolution has eaten its children I see the river of dreams run dry." - Johnny Clegg : In My African DreamACCU 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  3. 3. Prosperity: the state of flourishing, thriving, good fortune and / or successful social status. Includes independent factors of wealth, happiness and health. - 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  4. 4. Values: Important and lasting beliefs or ideals shared by the members of a culture about what is good or bad and desirable or undesirable. - 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
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  6. 6. Agile at the micro-levelACCU 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  7. 7. "A pilot who sees from afar will not make his boat a wreck." - Amen-em-apt (Egyptian philosopher, ~700BC)ACCU 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  8. 8. "Do the difficult whilst it is easy" - Sun Tzu, The Art of War (~ 512 BC)ACCU 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  9. 9. "Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up." - Eclesiastes 4:9-10; KJV Translation (Origins ~ 971-931 BC)ACCU 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  10. 10. More low-value productions (at low cost), rather than few high-value productions (at high cost) - Kautilyan Artashastra 7.12.13 (Origins ~300BC - 150AD) 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  11. 11. "The measure of difference between the two in terms of true pleasure is that the philosopher king lives seven hundred and twenty-nine times more pleasantly than the tyrant king" - Plato: The Republic (~ 380 BC) "A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed" - Proverbs 11:25; NIV Translation (Origins ~ 971-931 BC)ACCU 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  12. 12. Focus is on prosperity delivered Each deliverable must have at least one metric of the prosperity it will deliverACCU 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  13. 13. Agile at the macro-levelACCU 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  14. 14. Scotts Model interpret Societal Institutions innovate invent, error negotiate diffuse, impose Organisational Fields invent, negotiate diffuse, impose Organisations invent, sanction negotiate behaviour diffuse, impose Actors Limitations of cognitive / social rationality (groups/individuals) Selective perceptionACCU 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  15. 15. Any system (organisation) operates in three interdependent spheres Biomatrix Systems Thinking (Járos, Cloete, Dostal, 1987+)ACCU 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
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  17. 17. ACCU 2013 Levels of decision-making → GLASS CEILING GLASS CEILING Platos (~380BC) level of thought ↑ Imagining Belief Thinking Intelligence Opinion-based thoughts Knowledge-based thoughts© Schalk W. Cronjé
  18. 18. "Agile is the continuous delivery of prosperity to all stakeholders." - Schalk CronjéACCU 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  19. 19. Where are the stakeholders? ?ACCU 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  20. 20. The boundary of a system is where the connection with stakeholders take place Biomatrix Systems Thinking (Járos, Cloete, Dostal, 1987+)ACCU 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  21. 21. Core Capabilities EXTERNAL Absorbing technical knowledge from the outside PRESENT FUTURE Shared-problem solving Experimenting and prototyping Implementing new technical processes and tools INTERNALACCU 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  22. 22. Marshall Model ----------- thrive ---- A g ile teams ------------ / isolation Agile teams in ress under du 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
  23. 23. Stakeholders in a world of inclusive globalisation Agile at the macro-level organisational self global commons politics direct stakeholders democracy earth (environment) transnational crime society The Social Contract with Business (Jopie Coetzee 2012)ACCU 2013 © Schalk W. Cronjé
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