What is the primary challenge in switching over to Kanplexity? A lot of it has to do with assumptions. People assume that adopting agile means that you need to hire or train: And so forth. People in roles that didn’t exist 25 years ago. Adopting Kanplexity. If you have product owners, scrum masters, or project […]
How easy is it to run a Kanplexity pilot for the organization? It’s really simple. One of the pragmatic elements of kanplexity is that we recognize that you already have skilled people working in teams, and you already have managers, so we don’t need to create any artificial accountabilities or roles to get started. You […]
What are the traits and characteristics of an agile executive? Patrick Lencioni wrote a book called, ‘the ideal team player’, and it explores some ingredients of a great agile executive that are worth looking at. I think these are essential ingredients in the success of an agile executive. Open to Learning What I really look […]
How will the PAL-EBM course help executives and leaders pursue increased agility? Scrum.Org have developed a course known as Professional Agile Leadership with Evidence-based Management (PAL-EBM) to help leaders pursue increased agility and agile capabilities. How? In agility, one of the key mantras is focus. Focus. Focus. Focus. In scrum, for example, you have a […]
How does an executive effectively sell the opportunity of Agility internally? Selling and adopting agility can be a double-edged sword for executives. The business case for agile certainly exists, especially given the current economic climate. We live and work in dynamic, exciting times where a tailwind can result in massive lift for our brand and […]
How will UX and Design thinking influence how executives fund product development in the future? Design thinking has been around for a long while, and UX or User Experience considerations have grown in popularity over the years too. A lot of human-centric design and product development focusing on user experience has proven itself a great […]
What does poor or ineffective leadership look like, and what are the consequences of that? Poor leadership, for me, is when you witness leaders who are out of touch with what is happening in their organization, their team environments, their customer environments, and the markets they serve. You find that they spend all day in […]
What should an agile leader do in the first 12 weeks of their appointment to a new department or organization?
What should an agile leader do in the first 12 weeks of their appointment to a new department or organization? For me, I would advise them to assess the real appetite for change, and to invest time and effort in understanding the real problems that exist in the environment. Really getting to the root cause(s) […]
What would you say to an exhausted executive that is looking for solutions to 21st century problems?
What would you say to an exhausted executive that is looking for solutions to 21st century problems? I would start by asking them to question their core beliefs and assumptions. I was working with a group of people this week, and from our conversations I could discern that they were agile in spirit, yet they […]
How does agile focus people’s efforts on the most valuable work? When we speak about agile, we are referring to the agile values and agile principles as defined in the agile manifesto. A philosophy and approach to product development, specifically for software back in 2001, but now includes all forms of product development and project […]