Thanks to the friends of Agile Eastern Europe, we can share you with an updated video recording of Andrea Tomasini’s talk Stop scaling… Start growing an Agile organization, as presented in Kyiv on April 8th, 2016. Video is available on YouTube and embedded here.
In this keynote Andrea presented guidelines and heuristics for growing an agile organization. You will understand why the first step in any transition must be learning how to change. Small inexpensive experiments and empirical metrics will lead you towards your strategic goal, iteratively and incrementally.
Strategic advantage lies in being yourself and doing the right things the right way. Those who copy what their competitors are doing, place themselves behind the pack — a sure way of losing. This is why “scaling” agility is misleading at best, and disastrous at worst. When you take an existing model and fit your organization to that, you lose much of what makes you unique and different.
Companies small and large must instead learn to grow their own agility for their own advantage. This sounds simple — and it is, when you know what to look for. The agile transition never ends — but you know it’s working when transitioning becomes a way of life. This not only lets you adapt to new market conditions: it also allows you to create change in the market, on your own terms.