Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy
Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy
$7.79
Minimum price
$14.59
Suggested price
Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy

This book is 100% complete

Completed on 2018-09-20

About the Book

Paperback is available on Amazon!

Enjoy insights in the book shared by Jez Humble, Diana Larsen, James Shore, Johanna Rothman, and Bjarte Bogsnes. Find out what Spotify, ING, Ericsson, and Walmart say in the book.

Quotes from early readers:

  • “[This is] a very important book. My hopes are that it will be the missing link between agile for teams and the flexible, adaptive and humane organisations we want to build. It’s a great book. Thanks for writing it!” ~Sandy Mamoli, author of Creating Great Teams
  • “Just as Spotify has worked hard to make all aspects of product development align well and work together - I see Jutta and John in this book exploring methods and processes that will work very well across the whole company.” ~ Anders Ivarsson, Spotify
  • “I love how those practices [are] integrated and summarized into actionable recommendations.” ~ Yves Lin, Titansoft
  • “Really wonderful balance of structure and space, rigor and creativity, that you're suggesting.” ~ Michael Herman, Openspaceworld.org
  • “Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space and Sociocracy [...] makes an important case for companies to regard trust and autonomy the norm, rather than a privilege. [...] Overall a great overview of how leaders can reimagine the way power is distributed within their companies.” ~ Aimee Groth, Author of The Kingdom of Happiness: Inside Tony Hsieh’s Zapponian Utopia

This book invites you to take a new perspective that addresses the challenges of doing business in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.

Table of Contents

  •  
    • Acknowledgments
    • Introduction
  • I Gathering the Band
    • 1. Today’s Challenges
      • 1.1 Challenges For Companies
        • Size
        • People
        • Digital Revolution
        • Collision of Values
        • Summary of Challenges for Companies
      • 1.2 Challenges With Expanding Agile
        • Difficulties with Agile at Scale
        • Attempts at Company-wide Agility
        • Summary of Challenges with Expanding Agile
      • 1.3 Summary of the Overall Challenge
    • 2. Tuning the Instruments
      • 2.1 Developments We Considered
      • 2.2 Tools For Analysis
      • 2.3 Considered But Didn’t Use
      • 2.4 Converging Streams
        • Beyond Budgeting
        • Open Space
        • Sociocracy
        • Agile
      • 2.5 Summary
  • II Improvising the Tune
    • 3. Self-organization
      • 3.1 Challenges for Self-Organization
      • 3.2 Perspectives from the Different Streams
        • Beyond Budgeting
        • Open Space
        • Sociocracy
        • Agile
      • 3.3 Additional Perspectives
      • 3.4 The New Synthesis - Self-Organization
    • 4. Transparency
      • 4.1 Challenges with Implementing Transparency
      • 4.2 Perspectives from the Different Streams
        • Beyond Budgeting
        • Open Space
        • Sociocracy
        • Agile
      • 4.3 The New Synthesis - Transparency
    • 5. Constant Customer Focus
      • 5.1 Challenges with Establishing Company-wide Customer Focus
      • 5.2 Perspectives from the Different Streams
        • Beyond Budgeting
        • Open Space
        • Sociocracy
        • Agile
      • 5.3 The New Synthesis - Constant Customer Focus
    • 6. Continuous Learning
      • 6.1 Challenges for Continuous Learning
      • 6.2 Perspectives from the Different Streams
        • Beyond Budgeting
        • Open Space
        • Sociocracy
        • Agile
      • 6.3 Additional Perspectives
      • 6.4 The New Synthesis - Continuous Learning
    • 7. A New Tune
      • 7.1 A New Organigram
        • Static View
        • Dynamic View
        • Discussion of cross-functional teams
      • 7.2 Summary: The Four Values As Instruments in the Band
      • 7.3 Final Thought
  • III Shall We Dance?
    •  
      •  
        • Gain a New Perspective
        • Start Experimenting
        • Diagnose Your Organization
        • Keep Reflecting
    • 8. Strategy
      • 8.1 Trust
        • Probe: Do we need standardized metrics?
        • Probe: Is trust cheaper?
      • 8.2 Alignment
        • Common Aim
        • Collective Ownership
        • Feedback
      • 8.3 Equivalence
        • Probe: What would happen if we emphasized transparency company-wide?
      • 8.4 Experimentation
        • Probe: Can we be more scientific?
        • Probe: Can we really learn from failure?
      • 8.5 Reflection
    • 9. Structure
      • 9.1 Cross-Functional Teams
        • Probe: Is cross-functionality actually useful?
      • 9.2 Relationship with Customer
        • Probe: Can reflective meetings improve customer relations?
      • 9.3 Feedback
        • Double-Linking
        • Multi-Stakeholder
        • Production not Support does the Leading
      • 9.4 Reflection
    • 10. Process
      • 10.1 Meeting Techniques
        • Probe: Can group reflection improve problem solving?
        • Probe: How can we include customer feedback in each board meeting?
      • 10.2 Understanding Your Customer
        • Probe: Can our customers learn from us and would that be attractive to them?
      • 10.3 Production
        • Probe: Can you have a process that is “in flow?”
      • 10.4 Feedback
        • Individual and Team Growth
        • Learning Strategies
      • 10.5 Innovation
        • Probe: Can we organize transformative learning?
      • 10.6 Reflection
    • 11. Dance Around the Clock
      • 11.1 Revisiting the Challenges from Chapter 1
        • Size
        • People
        • VUCA World and Digital Revolution
        • Collision of Values
        • Expanding Agile
        • More work to do
      • 11.2 How to use the probes
      • 11.3 Now Roll Your Own
      • 11.4 Systems Fluency
        • Indicators of Fluency in Optimize for Systems
  • IV Party Time
    •  
      •  
        • The Four Values
        • Connected Perspective
        • Societal Awareness
        • Summary
    • Bibliography
      • For Part I - Gathering the Band
      • For Part II - Improvising the Tune
      • For Part III - Shall We Dance?
      • For Part IV - Party Time
    • Appendix
      • Beyond Budgeting Principles
      • Open Space Principles
      • Sociocracy Principles
      • Agile Principles
    • About Jutta Eckstein
    • About John Buck
    • Other Books by the Authors
  • Notes

Bundles that include this book

Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy
Retrospectives for Organizational Change
Agile Software Development in the Large
Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams
4 Books
$56.57
Suggested Price
$23.97
Bundle Price

About the Authors

Jutta Eckstein
Jutta Eckstein

Twenty years of experience in coaching, consulting, training, and development. Main focus on agile processes, patterns, project management, adaptive organizations, and advanced object-oriented design.

Jutta Eckstein works as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer. She holds a M.A. Business Coaching & Change Management, a Dipl.Eng. Product-Engineering, and a B.A. in Education. Her know-how in agile processes is based on over fifteen years’ experience in project and product development. She has helped many teams and organizations all over the world to make the transition to an agile approach. She has a unique experience in applying agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects. This is also the topic of her books 'Agile Software Development in the Large', 'Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams', and 'Retrospectives for Organizational Change'. She is a member of the Agile Alliance and a member of the program committee of many different European and American conferences in the area of agile development, object-orientation and patterns. At the last election, Jutta has been designated for the Top 100 most important persons of the German IT.

Stay in touch with Jutta:

  • @juttaeckstein
  • http://linkedin.com/in/juttaeckstein
  • http://xing.com/profile/Jutta_Eckstein
  • http://jeckstein.com
John Buck
John Buck

John Buck has extensive management experience with government and corporations, including managing large information technology projects. John is the first person, not native to the Netherlands, to be certified in the sociocracy circle-organization method. A founding member of The Sociocracy Consulting Group, a division of TSG, an international consulting firm headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands, he has introduced sociocracy to a wide range of businesses and organizations, assisting them in designing work and making group decisions effectively by “rewiring” their basic power structure. He earned a Master’s degree from George Washington University and is coauthor of We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy, A Guide to Sociocratic Principles and Methods.

Reader Testimonials

Sandy Mamoli
Sandy Mamoli

Missing link between agile for teams and the flexible, adaptive and humane organisations

"I love what this book is going to be. It is going to be a great book and a very important book. My hopes are that it will be the missing link between agile for teams and the flexible, adaptive and humane organisations we want to build. It’s a great book. Thanks for writing it!" ~Sandy Mamoli, author of Creating Great Teams

Yves Lin
Yves Lin

Saves me at least 6 months

I would like to thank you for giving the opportunity to review this book, I love how those practice integrated and summarized into actionable recommendation. If I can read this book earlier it can save me at least 6 months on company-wide agility movements!

Oana Juncu
Oana Juncu

A book to succeed enterprise level Agile eco-systems

The community of Agile experts need this book to leverage the approach at the enterprise level. [...] The originality though of the approach is the way it embraces complexity and it shows how practically organisations can adopt an "explorer" posture of "Sense & respond". The book has practical examples and let the reader "swing" with the wave of potential changes. A must read.

The Leanpub 45-day 100% Happiness Guarantee

Within 45 days of purchase you can get a 100% refund on any Leanpub purchase, in two clicks.

See full terms...

Write and Publish on Leanpub

Authors and publishers use Leanpub to publish amazing in-progress and completed ebooks, just like this one. You can use Leanpub to write, publish and sell your book as well! Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors, combining a simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on selling in-progress ebooks. Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors: just write in plain text, and to publish your ebook, just click a button. It really is that easy.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub