Update Jan. 31, ’14 – New Release and Study Group
The first Deep-Dive Study Group is full. Add yourself to the wait list and we’ll let you know if/when we schedule another one. Interest in this has been very high, so it’s likely we will do it again.
Thanks to those of you who downloaded the original and provided feedback. I am very happy to be able to release version 0.9 (link at the bottom of post)! It includes the all new Chapter 4 on the evolution of people and culture as it applies to Agile transformations. I have also revised Chapters 0 and 1 to make them more readable and impactful. I plan to release Chapter 5 (the final one in this book excerpt) by the end of February. Meanwhile, please read and comprehend Release 0.9 – there is lots of profound material to work with here.
I am also pleased to announce a special study group for the book that will begin on Feb. 21 at 11 am ET. Lyssa, Michael Hamman and I will host these four 90-minute sessions over several months. Registration will be very limited. We hope to create a group of people who have deep familiarity with this material to further its use and all of our understanding of the implications.
And please let me know what you think about this release!
Well, it’s finally here! I am overjoyed to announce that an excerpt from my book – Coaching the Agile Enterprise, to be published by Addison-Wesley – is now available. I will be releasing the 80-some page excerpt in three phases, beginning today with the release of the first three chapters.
It has been important for me, and for ACI generally, to get this Agile Enterprise Transformation framework out to the community as soon as possible for several reasons. First, the full book is taking considerably longer to write than I had planned, but the material is important for people to have now. Second, what I am releasing over the next month or two is the underlying framework for enterprise transformation; the full book will go into great detail on many different aspects of applying the framework, but the base framework can be used by people now, so why wait? Third, much of ACI’s developing curriculum into the foreseeable future will be based on the framework; by making it public now, we can begin incorporating applications into what we teach now, not later.
I am also excited that the excerpt — which I have titled Downloading the Integral Operating System (IOS): A Framework for Agile Enterprise Transformation – is the first in the new ACI Monograph Series. These monograph’s will explore a variety of topics in the area of agile coaching, enterprise transformation, agile leadership, and other topics critical to you, our precious community.
For all of us at the Agile Coaching Institute, we look forward to hearing what kind of impact our work creates, and what you need from us as together we build a brighter future.
With tremendous warmth and gratitude for all your kind support,
Michael (from Salt Lake City)