Open Agile Adoption: The 2013 Global Scrum Gathering Keynote

Open Agile Adoption: Why It Matters Now

September 18, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,Building a World,Greatness in Organizations,Open Agile Adoption,Open Agile Adoption: The 2013 Global Scrum Gathering Keynote,Open Space   |   Comments Off on Open Agile Adoption: Why It Matters Now»



This is a note to organizational leaders and my friends in the Open Space community, folks who want to bring Open Space to every organization that is stuck, and every organization that needs help in getting movement towards a more open culture, whether they actually know it-- or not. Open Agile Adoption and the Current (Uninviting) Workplace Lifeless work with no meaning ...

The Open Agile Adoption Handbook

September 09, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,Open Agile Adoption,Open Agile Adoption: The 2013 Global Scrum Gathering Keynote   |   Comments Off on The Open Agile Adoption Handbook»



The week of September 09, I finished the first version, version 0.90 of THE OPEN AGILE ADOPTION HANDBOOK. I later announced that the 1st public update, version 1.1, would be available on Amazon not later than January 22.   The new ship-date is 2/22/2014...because a bunch of good things are happening: I'm working with super-progressive clients who are getting amazing traction with this. ...

Open Agile Adoption Explained

August 27, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,Open Agile Adoption,Open Agile Adoption: The 2013 Global Scrum Gathering Keynote,Open Space   |   Comments Off on Open Agile Adoption Explained»



The following is a brief executive-level summary of the Open Agile Adoption process.   Skip to short video interviews from people who have DONE this   Open Agile Adoption (OAA) is a repeatable technique for getting a rapid and lasting Agile adoption. It works with what you are currently doing, and can be added at any time. It incorporates the power of ...

On Communitas

August 20, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,Open Agile Adoption,Open Agile Adoption: The 2013 Global Scrum Gathering Keynote   |   Comments Off on On Communitas»



Agile adoptions thrive on strong feelings of communitas. Communitas is "the spirit of community". When the spirit of community is "up", the space is open, and the feeling of communitas is strong. When the spirit of community is "down", the space is closed, and the communitas is weak. And you know exactly what I am talking about. If you love going ...

What’s Your Open Space Story?

August 20, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,Open Agile Adoption,Open Agile Adoption: The 2013 Global Scrum Gathering Keynote   |   Comments Off on What’s Your Open Space Story?»



As you may know, I am grateful and honored to be keynoting the Global Scrum Gathering on September 24 in Paris France. The theme of the conference?!? CULTURE. It's sold out! However, you can expect to receive lots of  news after the event. People will be Tweeting there in a big way. You can learn more about the event

People, Then Practices

August 19, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,Open Agile Adoption,Open Agile Adoption: The 2013 Global Scrum Gathering Keynote   |   Comments Off on People, Then Practices»



There is quite a stir these days about enterprise Agile frameworks. There's a sudden rash of them with various names: Disciplined Agile Delivery, Scaled Agile Framework, and so on. Any set of practices is fine, including those named above, assuming the people who actually do the work are choosing to use them, and they are not imposed. So says Martin ...

On Passage Rites

August 18, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,Open Agile Adoption,Open Agile Adoption: The 2013 Global Scrum Gathering Keynote   |   Comments Off on On Passage Rites»



Transitions are tough, and serve as a kind of bridge from here to there. Adopting Agile is a big transition that always means lots and lots of new learning. And learning is stressful, because it generates liminality. (NOTE: If you are new to liminality, please examine this link first.) All genuine learning in adults creates instability- liminality- until that ...

On Liminality

August 15, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,Open Agile Adoption,Open Agile Adoption: The 2013 Global Scrum Gathering Keynote   |   Comments Off on On Liminality»



The liminal state is a transitional state of being. The root Latin word- limens- means "threshold". The liminal state is a no-mans land of transition, confusion, stress and vagueness. It is lacking in definition. No longer where you were, and not yet where you are presumably going, liminality has the potential to drive you and your organization crazy.   Learning and ...

The Global Scrum Gathering Keynote: Paris 2013

July 12, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,Culture Hacking,Greatness in Organizations,Happiness,Open Agile Adoption: The 2013 Global Scrum Gathering Keynote,Open Space,Scrum,The Culture Game   |   Comments Off on The Global Scrum Gathering Keynote: Paris 2013»



I am grateful to have been invited into (and have accepted) the opportunity to deliver a plenary (keynote) address at the Global Scrum Gathering in Paris, France. The event runs from September 23-25 and the keynote is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24. I am honored to be part of this event with Henrik Kniberg and Dario Nardi, who ...

Deviation From the Norm

May 11, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,Open Agile Adoption,Open Agile Adoption: The 2013 Global Scrum Gathering Keynote   |   Comments Off on Deviation From the Norm»



It's obvious that the Agile movement is not producing the kind of transformative results that are entirely possible. If current approaches actually worked well, then by now, thousands of organizations would have reached a state of self-sustaining, "freestanding" agility. Clearly, that is not the case. Stories abound about typical failure patterns.  Organizations that seem to start well eventually slide ...