About the Book
Agile By Design provides enterprise leaders with practical advice and hands on techniques to help design, operate, and improve their agile system of work.
Manage Continuous Agile Change
Get your leaders organized to guide both larger changes and more incremental improvements along the journey to greater agility
Enable Leadership at all Levels of the Organization
Provide Leaders with the key principles and corresponding methods to enable safe self organization at scale
Organize for Self Organization
Arm your leaders with design skills and management methods required to define, operate, and improve organizing structures that increase collaboration and feedback
This book is a handbook for anyone that wants to grow their Agile Ecosystem, from team, out to departments, and across the Enterprise. The Agile Ecosystem covers patterns, methods, and other building blocks that help you enable a system of work that is for for purpose, tailored to your needs.
About the Author
My mission in life is to help technology knowledge workers be awesome at what they do. Having been in the market since 1994, I have transitioned my initial passion for agile software engineering to provide advisory services to clients that want to thrive in a world of uncertainty and learning.
Over the last several years I have been running an Agile/Lean transformation service to help clients move from command and control towards feedback and self organization.
Our team has a solid track record coaching teams on foundational agile practices, guiding end to end organizational transformation to embrace a more agile mindset, and focused coaching of product and operations teams on how to embrace design thinking and validated learning.
I admit to an unbridled enthusiasm for any method or practice that bring creativity and joy to the value creation process, and get a kick out of turning leading edge thinking into contextualized, practical tools.
I also love to supercharge complex workshops through a combination of crowd awareness, passion, and above all humour. I’ll often iterate over a vast array of models/workshops in real time to adapt to the crowd's thinking and evolving goal of the session.
My most important skill is growing the talent around me. I continue to provide passionate, motivated people with a suite of leading edge skills that take their leadership to the next level.
I have presented at numerous conferences, nominated for a Brickell Key award, and am a founding fellow of the Lean System Society. I have also wrote a book on agile organizational change, The Lean Change Method.