The Importance of Local Value Streams Explained: Agile Transformation Step 5

by Andy Czuchry

If you’ve been reading these blogs as a series and applying the lessons learned, then your organization could be well on its journey to an agile transformation. Every step in this seven step process is organized sequentially for a reason — you have to learn to crawl before you can run.

In the first few steps we gained alignment around strategic goals, created visibility from the c-suite down to the teams and back up again, prioritized and sequenced tasks, and quantified our work in process (WiP). Now it’s time to take transformation to an even more strategic level across the system.

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Stop Being Overly Optimistic About What You Can Accomplish

by Andy Czuchry

How to quantify work in process so you don’t lower the value of your work

Human beings are limited capacity resources. They can only achieve so much in a single day, and when we overburden them with too many tasks they actually get less done. So how do we find a balance?

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Building Agile Leaders

by Andrew Webster

How to adapt traditional leadership development programs in disruptive times

Corporate leadership academies have become a mainstay for global organizations, teaching generations of leaders how to be successful based on the skills, insights and lessons learned from those who came before them. This was a fine approach to building leaders in slow moving economies, but it no longer works today in a time of constant transformation for organizations, industries and people.

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The Third Dimension of Agile Transformation: Sequencing

by Andy Czuchry

Business leaders are never short on big ideas or new projects to pursue. What they do lack is the time and resources to go after them all. Figuring out which opportunities to invest in and which ones to put on a shelf is a critical part of the agile transformation process.

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Acceleration and Inertia

by Andrew Webster

How great change initiatives die when leaders are afraid to take risks

Fast and furious — that’s the goal for business today. The relentless pursuit of agile transformations, the desire to be disruptive, and the need for rapid iterative deliverables is all tied to speed. It all comes down to being innovative, and if organizations hesitate in this process or move too slowly, they miss perishable opportunities to grow their business and generate more customer value.

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