I am excited to announce that we just completed round one for our book on Cultural Agility. We received some fantastic ideas – enough to uncover five separate themes for each of our six core questions. This will be the 3rd book in The Agility Series – to learn more about the series click here.…
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Our Most Recent Books
The first book in the series explores the killers and facilitators of organizational agility with a focus on the values, principles and traits that best depict an organization which exhibits agility.
The second book in the series explores what is most significant to leaders in the 21st century, the relationship between leadership and management, and the key behaviors and core values of leadership agility.
Agile Value Delivery: Beyond the Numbers
“Larry Cooper and Jen Stone have created what I consider to be the first properly “post-agile” structure for us to use. We original agilists advocated delivering value, but stopped there. Larry and Jen show us how to handle the consequences: to deliver, operate and measure value. Operations is the logical consequence of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. Props to them for having articulated it so clearly.”
The phrase “Best Practice” has been part of our lexicon for at least the past 20+ years now. It is used to describe everything from how we run IT operations, to how we hire, and fire, to how to best treat patients with critical illness, to how we run our minor sports leagues. The phrase…
It’s a familiar pattern – an organization becomes successful, stays that way for a while, then gradually or suddenly, profits start to slip. Leadership scrambles, cuts back, reorganizes, but it only slows the decline. Why? Because what got you here won’t keep you here, and it certainly won’t take you to the next level. In…
When I was first introduced to the phrase “strategic planning” in the early 1990’s I recall asking myself if it meant that the act of planning itself was strategic. I tend to do that with phrases that I feel contain contradictions – like business analyst for example – business analysis is an activity that many…
In my last post I referenced Steve Denning’s Microsoft’s 16 keys to being Agile at Scale in an article at Forbes.com. In this one I am going to pick up on another one of the statements from Denning with regard to how Microsoft views its people: Agile at Scale> also rests on a deep respect…
Have you ever been on a project, where in the rush to get started, no one asked the most basic set of questions – why are we doing this? What is the goal? What are we trying to achieve? Have you seen projects that spent millions on getting a COTS product up and running, only…
April 28th – PRINCE2: A Natural Evolution in Project Management – University of Ottawa
On April 28th, the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Continuing Education is hosting the first annual professional development day PRINCE2: A Natural Evolution in Project Management.
This event is sponsored by AXELOS with the opening Keynote by Chris Barrett, Deputy CEO and Chief Strategy Officer,AXELOS. I will be delivering the closing session called “What’s Next? PRINCE2 in the Wider Context“.
April 29th – Outcomes-Focused Agility – PMI OVOC
Join Larry Sullivan and I for Outcomes-Focused Agility – Story Mapping for Strategic Intent hosted by PMI OVOC on April 29, 2017 at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
This event is a joint presentation pilot project to share between the Ottawa and Kingston locations of PMIOVOC.
May 11 – Spark the Change Montreal
Join us May 11 – 12 2017, at Concordia University – Loyola Campus for Spark the Change Montreal. The theme of the one-day conference will be “Create the organization you believe in“.
I will be conducting a bi-lingual workshop with Sylvie Leduc on Cultural Agility to coincide with our third book on The Agility Series of the same title.
The title of our workshop is “The Richness of our differences – achieving Cultural Agility in our organizations“
Business Agility 2017
Jen Hunter of GreatWork and Deloitte and I were at the inaugural Business Agility conference in NYC from February 23-34, 2017. An amazing two days of sharing with close to 400 people about business agility. We are working on capturing the everyone’s insights from the two days that we will be publishing in the Business Agility 2017 book due out in the summer.