About the Book
Have you considered adopting an Agile way of working in your team?
Business agility does not mean using the same processes and practices as your software and IT teams. In fact, the specific practices don't matter. Agile is a way of thinking and making choices that can benefit marketing, HR, finance, all parts of the business.
This practical book will help you to...
- Decide where and how an Agile approach can help you serve the business better
- Customize and regularly improve an Agile way of working without having to be a process expert
- Avoid the many pitfalls that lead to mediocre performance or bounce-backs
- Feel confident about your choices, even if they are different from what your tech colleagues use
The book's foreword is by L. David Marquet, author of Turn the Ship Around!
“Despite emerging in the technology domain, there is nothing exclusively tech about Agile.” – Evan Leybourn, Founder & CEO, Business Agility Institute
“This book is written for the audience we always forget in Agile transformations: the non-software roles.” – David Dame, VP, Global Agile, Scotiabank
“Gil has managed to make Agile accessible to everyone.” – Sandy Mamoli, Author of Creating Great Teams, Nomad8
“You will be in the driver’s seat throughout, choosing what fits your situation and unique goals.” – Suzanne Daigle, Business Strategist and Partner, NuFocus Strategic Group
“I wish such a resource had been available at the start of our transformation!” – Heather Francis, Head of Transformation, Roche Canada
About the Author
In the last 17 years, Gil has supported almost 100 large and small, private- and public-sector organizations along their Agile journeys. Seeking transformations, makeovers, or improvements, these clients have relied on his pragmatic, modern, and respectful guidance for customizing Agile in their contexts. Previously, Gil worked as a development manager, team leader, and programmer for many years, successfully applying Agile methods since 2001. He has served as a regular writer for the prestigious magazine projectmanagement.com (a PMI publication) and as a three-time track chair for the Agile 20xx series of conferences. He regularly gives keynotes and interactive talks at various conferences worldwide.
Throughout his career, Gil has focused on human characteristics that prevent positive outcomes in teams. These include limiting habits, fear of change, outdated beliefs, and blind spots. In helping teams overcome these factors, he supports them in reaching ever higher levels of performance, confidence, and accomplishment. In 2012, he published The Human Side of Agile, the definitive guide to leading Agile teams. In 2015, he published The Agile Mind-Set, helping practitioners and leaders alike master the Agile approach and make their ways of working truly effective. His latest book, Agile for Non-Software Teams, helps extend Agile transformations to non-technical teams.
Gil provides training, coaching, consulting, facilitation services, and enablement programs to establish Agile ways of working, fix lackluster Agile attempts, and support ongoing Agile improvement efforts. In addition, he offers much-needed services to help managers, Scrum Masters, and team leaders grow as servant leaders. He is in high demand by organizations looking to fully realize Agile’s potential. See his current offerings at 3PVantage.com/services.
Want a taste of what makes Gil different? Visit blindspot.3pvantage.com to receive Gil’s popular Your Agile Blind Spot mini-program. This free series of seven short and impactful pieces reveals the greatest and often invisible weaknesses of Agile implementations and what you can do to fix things.