Building a Self-Sustaining Agile Organization: An Exercise in Leadership
A successful agile transformation is a challenge - so how to ensure that these gains will be resilient and sustain over time? How can one be sure that the agile values and principles will be passed on to future generations? What charactaristics differentiate the agile organization that is successful today and the one that will continue to be successful well into the future?
This lecture leverages Sean's 13 years of military experience to explore how leaders deliberately build great self-sustaining organizations. Leaning on first-hand case studies from coaching dozens of agile teams, learn about the leadership behaviours that build self-sustaining cultures, and those which fail to see beyond just the methologies.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
This is a 60-minute lecture.
The general outline covers:
- What is the acceptance criteria for a successful Agile transformation?
- Is there a way to gaugue "organizational maturity"?
- What did the Army teach me about self-sustaining organizations?
- What does your organization care about sustaining over time?
- How do organizational values manifest?
- A proposal: A new way to look at Agile that promotes sustainability
- Paterns, anti-patterns and case studies
At the end of this session, participants will have a greater appreciation of tools and techniques for building a self-sustaining agile organization. They will be able to recognize organizational patterns and anti-patterns and appreciate the importance of deliberately cultivating a culture.
ScrumMasters, managers, leaders