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This past week, I (Lyssa) was honored to be part of the Scrum Gathering’s final TED-talk-style-mashup closing keynote. Part of a 5-person team each delivering a 15 minute no slides message, I got to deliver the final words on this Gathering. Thought you’d like to see an audience-captured video (thanks, Jason Tanner) and, as I was about to trash my practice notes I thought better of it and decided to share them with you.

And, my practice notes…
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Want Organizational Agility?
Develop an Internal Agile Coaching Capability.

by Lyssa November 13, 2015

Most companies that transition to Agile do so because they want the speed and innovation that Agile promises. However, to realize that organizations need solid Agile Coaches to help establish the deep, institutional capability required to become a truly agile organization. Team agility is a first step, but ultimately withers without organizational agility. Organizational agility requires an agile coaching capability to establish self-organized […]

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The Agile Manager’s Practice: Seeding and Cultivating Agile Champions

by Michael Hamman September 2, 2015

As we all know, the job of the Agile manager is challenging. One of the manager’s biggest challenges is giving up the old mindset that managing is about ‘driving to results.’  In fact, as we teach in our Managing Agile Environments class, one of the mindset shifts which the agile manager undergoes is the shift from […]

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Agile Coaching Then and Now: Why We HAD to Update the Coaching Agile Teams Class

by Lyssa March 31, 2015

When we started teaching the Coaching Agile Teams class back in 2010, the field was different: it was more about teaching teams the basics of Agile, then standing back to watch the magic. Now, teams (and their coaches and ScrumMasters) are faced with pressures and complexities that make the job considerably more difficult. The pressure […]

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How Do I Become An Agile Coach?
(If I’m an Agile PM/ScrumMaster)

by Lyssa March 9, 2015

Let’s say you’ve been a Project Manager for many years and moved on to the next “job” in project management to become a Agile PM/ScrumMaster. But, instead of a “job” you found a calling and you not only like the agile world, you love it.  That’s what happened to Padmini Nidumolu. After a few years […]

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Announcing an Exciting New Workshop for Agile Managers!

by Michael Hamman December 19, 2014

In my 11 years coaching in agile enterprises, it has struck me that while we in the Agile community continue to develop ever greater tools and practices supporting the evolution of agile teams, programs, and agile coaches, it remains the case that very little has been offered for agile managers and leaders: no coherent set […]

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Agile Enterprise Transformation – Michael’s book excerpt

by Michael K. Spayd January 9, 2014

Well, I am proud and gratified to be able to release the first complete version of Downloading the Integral Operating System: A Framework of Enterprise Agile Transformation. I am very grateful for all the feedback we have received from the two Deep-Dive Study Groups and numerous class and conference presentations of the framework. I am especially grateful to my two friends and colleagues, Lyssa Adkins and Michael Hamman (co-author of the Integral Agile chapter) for their tireless and selfless support of this project.

I am hopeful the Integral Agile Framework will start a new, more inclusive, multi-perspective conversation on what enterprise agility means, how we can get there, and what our role is in such a world transformation.

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