This post is about the why, when and how Peace Through Prosperity decided to evolve it’s foundation program (our mini-MBA / mMBA) so that we could effectively take design thinking and agility to the masses. To improve our ability to enable global society to be better equipped at responding to change and complexity. Continue reading
There are books, podcasts, talks, conferences and careers built on this topic!
When it comes to succinct guides there is what frameworks suggest and then there is what is advocated based on experience! This post is my musing on the latter.
It is not meant to take anything away from what Agile frameworks state instead is meant to compliment the view frameworks have of the role and its responsibilities, here’s what the Scrum guide states (I am a huge fan of the Scrum framework for it’s simplicity).
The super succinct version is; a Product Owner is a Pirate Captain! Outside the enterprise we known them as entrepreneurs, within an enterprise we have come to know them as intrapreneurs… or a slight twist to Tendayi Viki‘s words… A Pirate In the navy.
This is my Agility related bookshelf, I keep adding to it, if you find it of interest suggest you bookmark it or subscribe to be kept posted on additions to it.
Books and articles
- Agile Manifesto #MustRead!
- Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great
- Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind #Seriously!
- Know Your Customers’ “Jobs to Be Done”
- Impact Mapping: Making a Big Impact with Software Products and Projects
- Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
- True Believer
- The Design Thinking Playbook: Mindful Digital Transformation of Teams, Products, Services, Businesses and Ecosystems
- Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage in Human Consciousness
- The Scrum Guide
- Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum
- User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product
- Agile Estimating and Planning
- Large-Scale Scrum: More with Less
- The People’s Scrum: Agile Ideas for Revolutionary Transformation
- Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition
- The Coach’s Casebook: Mastering The Twelve Traits That Trap Us
- Kanban and Scrum – making the most of both
- Soft Systems Methodology in Action
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
- Tools for thinking modelling in management science
- The winning mindset
- The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness
Talks and Vids:
- Tom Wujec – Got a wicked problem? First, tell me how you make toast #Visualisation
- Plucky rebels – Being agile in an un-agile place
- Simon Sinek – How great leaders inspire action
- Bruce Feiler – Agile programming — for your family
- Susan David – The gift and power of emotional courage
- Daniel Goleman – Why aren’t we more compassionate?
- Kubair Shirazee – Agility- 101 #Seriously! #UrduEnglish!
Subscriptions: The Agilist – online but the analogue version is money well spent and helps keep the non-profit funded! Someday I’ll add my opinions on these titles, in the meantime If you’d like to discuss any of them over a good brew feel free to get in touch. As for where I can add value… I am an entrepreneur turned intrapreneur turned agile coach! What I’ve achieved across multiple verticals is best reflected by feedback and recommendations from people I have worked with. You can view them here, and you can get in touch with me via LinkedIn.
Scrum advocates our Scrum Master’s are the shield for the team, I have lived with that for many years… But for the past few I’ve been advocating a slightly different approach. Sure Scrum Masters are the shield, however if it comes to that our problems have already come too close! The Uruk-hai are already at the Gates of Hornburg! We need them dealt with further upstream! The defence of the team (including the Product owner and Scrum Master)… specially high performing teams I’ve worked with starts with the Product Owner! Continue reading
I am an Agile player-coach who facilitates people and organisations to nurture an agile mindset that is geared towards responsiveness to complexity and change.