How work-life balance became work all the time j.mp/1WKgU5n
Fischer: Change language from “client/owner” to “co-partners” and release from role expectations. @agilemaine
Fischer: Focus in common impact goals and metrics across all divisions. Move IT from fee provider to part of org. success @agilemaine
Bob Fischer on Erasing the Artificial Boundaries between “Technology” and “The Business.” @agilemaine
Reddy: Insurance and finance industries have challenges to agile adoption, regulation and culture. @agilemaine
Reddy: You don’t know what you don’t know. Respect complexity. (Research on successful knowledge work is just getting underway.) @agilemaine
Reddy: Recognize complexity. Don’t converge on solution prematurely. Use metrics, allow failure, early knowledge gathering. @agilemaine
Reddy: Change is hard, forced change can be painful. Don’t underestimate change fatigue. Focus on 1 or 2 initiatives at first. @agilemaine
Reddy: Team must understand relationship of work to value of product or service. Align Purpose + Process + Practice @agilemaine
Deming: 97% of problems are based on natural variations. Only 3% are truly root causes. Focus. @agilemaine
Reddy: Hyper-urgency often leads to premature action or acting on non-root causes, causing more, cascading problems. @agilemaine
Reddy: Every team and organization needs an animating purpose. Not just a vision statement, but a commitment. @agilemaine
Reddy: Make sure the voice of the customer is reflected. (In education: include multiple types of students as “product owners.”) @agilemaine
Reddy: Manage risk in new ways, including partnerships and trust. @agilemaine
Reddy: Find balance between principles and practice. Not too visionary, not too tactical. Need both at best balance. @agilemaine
Reddy: Cultivate servant leadership. Beyond removing impediments, empower, build shared vision, coach. @agilemaine
Reddy: Budgeting practices need to support the distributed-authority nature of agile: small batch sizes. bbrt.org/what-is-beyond… @maineagile
Reddy: Agile approaches work when they result in economic benefit, are sustainable, and flexible. @maineagile
Insights from @agilemaine speakers: Need commitment to transparency. Needs to be safe to say “no” in organization. Agile is hard.
Insights from @agilemaine speakers: Since Agile empowers teams, management needs to support work. Talk with leaders & make good agreements.
Insights from @agilemaine speakers: You can only succeed within an org’s context. Agile projects can fail due to lack of vision.
Insights from @agilemaine speakers: Start with a minimal actionable goal and “patterns of action” that lead to increased constituent value.
Insights from @agilemaine speakers: Agile is a learning framework of growth through early low-cost failures, but within “guard rails”.
Insights from @agilemaine speakers: Get leaders to name principles, not specific tasks, and let the team iterate low-cost experiments.
Insights from @agilemaine speakers: Use failure as a learning tool, get agreements and user perspective early, start with team change.