As we approach the end of one year and the beginning of the next, I'd like to pose a simple question for your consideration:
What is your agile aspiration?
Some teams are better with faster delivery, others with higher quality, and others with higher morale. The list of things that might make at team better is inexhaustible. But what if you wanted it all, not only for your team, but also for your whole organization?
A new book, Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy: Survive & Thrive on Disruption, by Jutta Eckstein and John Buck, looks at how to extend agile beyond the traditional software development group. While every organization could benefit from the ideas presented by Eckstein and Buck, their target audience is those who wish to "achieve revolutionary benefit across the board rather than only in the engineering department."
Eckstein and Buck note that frameworks and rules leave gaps…Read More