Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash Everyone wants to be acknowledged as a great leader, but what does a great leader mean? Here is a list of recommended books that would explain to you what great (agile) leaders do. Spoiler alert: it is a total mindset change, a great agile leader is the antithesis of … Continue reading Recommended Books for Agile Leaders and Agile Managers
Category: agile transformation
Secrets to Great Agile Leadership
Adapted from the original article by Dan Sloan. Are you a leader or a manager in your organization? Is your organization going through agile transformation? If the answer is yes to both of these questions, please read on. Here are some pointers that every agile leader should do to ensure you are moving in the … Continue reading Secrets to Great Agile Leadership
What makes an effective executive? by Peter Drucker
According to Peter Drucker in his article first publish June 2004 in the Harvard Business Review. There are 8 practices an effective executive always do: They asked, “What needs to be done?” They asked, “What is right for the enterprise?” They developed action plans. They took responsibility for decisions. They took responsibility for communicating. They … Continue reading What makes an effective executive? by Peter Drucker
“What makes a leader?” by Daniel Goleman
This is a summary of the article "What makes a leader?" originally published by HBR June 1996. The article highlights the most important quality of a successful leader based on a study accross multiple large organizations. There are lots of different leadership personalities, a soft spoken calm leader such as Google's CEO Sundar Pichai, or … Continue reading “What makes a leader?” by Daniel Goleman
What is the right environment for agile to grow?
It is safe to say every high performing software development team are using some form of agile framework, either Scrum, Kanban, XP or their own home brew agile framework. Agile framework has become such a hype that a lot of organizations claims they are working in an agile way. However upon a closer look on … Continue reading What is the right environment for agile to grow?
Recognize Agile Failure Pattern in Organizations
Source: https://age-of-product.com/agile-failure-patterns-in-organizations/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RXQLVhIuJg I recently encounter some articles discussing what makes an agile successful for a certain team/organizations while not very successful for others. This provide provides a good summary. Check out the youtube video as well. Hope it is insightful! Not having a (product) vision in the first place, note that: If you don’t know where … Continue reading Recognize Agile Failure Pattern in Organizations
The Agile Leadership C-Suite
This is a summary of the HBR article May-June 2020 Issue. The article talks about what it truly takes for an organization to have business agility. The article also mention that agile teams often cite leadership and culture as the greatest barriers to the successful scaling of agile. Most leaders are not against agile. They simply … Continue reading The Agile Leadership C-Suite
The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations
Image by kalhh from Pixabay This is a summary from the book The Heart of Change by John Kotter. He made an observation about different organizations and how they experience transformations. In this book he discussed what makes an organization successful in their transformation while other organization fails. There are some clear patterns that one … Continue reading The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations