Great Big Agile

An OS for Agile Leaders

Authors: Dalton, Jeff

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  • Provides organizational and behavioral guidelines for scalable and sustainable agility
  • Shows you how to build agile capability with an objective model based on the CMMI, Agile frameworks, and independent research
  • Teaches you how self-organization can bring a greater level of agile capability
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About this book

Big Agile leaders need an empirical, "high-trust" model that provides guidance for scaling and sustaining agility and capability throughout a modern technology organization. This book presents the Agile Performance Holarchy (APH)—a "how-ability" model that provides agile leaders and teams with an operating system to build, evaluate, and sustain great agile habits and behaviors. The APH is an organizational operating system based on a set of interdependent, self-organizing circles, or holons, that reflect the empirical, object-oriented nature of agility.

As more companies seek the benefits of Agile within and beyond IT, agile leaders need to build and sustain capability while scaling agility—no easy task—and they need to succeed without introducing unnecessary process and overhead. The APH is drawn from lessons learned while observing and assessing hundreds of agile companies and teams.

It is not a process or a hierarchy, but a holarchy, a series of performance circles with embedded and interdependent holons that reflect the behaviors of high-performing agile organizations. Great Big Agile provides implementation guidance in the areas of leadership, values, teaming, visioning, governing, building, supporting, and engaging within an all-agile organization.


What You’ll Learn

  • Model the behaviors of a high-performance agile organization
  • Benefit from lessons learned by other organizations that have succeeded with Big Agile
  • Assess your level of agility with the Agile Performance Holarchy
  • Apply the APH model to your business
  • Understand the APH performance circles, holons, objectives, and actions
  • Obtain certification for your company, organization, or agency


Who This Book Is For

Professionals leading, or seeking to lead, an agile organization who wish to use an innovative model to raise their organization's agile performance from one level to the next, all the way to mastery

About the authors

Jeff Dalton thinks the future of Big Agile is our industry’s biggest challenge, and he has been studying it for years. As the large adopters in the federal government and corporate sector begin to adopt agile, they will bring their habits, culture, and bureaucracies with them, and in dozens of podcasts, articles, books, and keynote speeches Jeff has been talking about getting in front of the wave. A veteran technologist and IT leader, Jeff started as a software developer and has been a CEO, chief technology executive, vice president of product development, director of quality, and Agile evangelist for over 30 years, including time with Ernst and Young, Electronic Data Systems, Hewlett Packard, Intellicorp, Polk, Broadsword, and AgileCxO. As a consultant, teacher, CMMI lead appraiser, and leadership coach, he has worked with NASA, Boeing, Accenture, Bose, L3 Communications, Fiat Chrysler Automotive, General Motors, Ford, and various federal and state agencies to help them improve performance. Jeff is a frequent keynote speaker, Agile performance holarchy assessor, blogger, and host of The Agile Leadership Podcast, a monthly series that interviews CIOs from state government about the challenges of agile adoption. In his spare time he is an instrument-rated pilot and plays bass in a jazz band.


Table of contents (73 chapters)

Table of contents (73 chapters)

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eBook ¥4,267
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover ¥5,334
price for Japan (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4205-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Great Big Agile
Book Subtitle
An OS for Agile Leaders
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Jeff Dalton
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-4206-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-4206-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-4205-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 335
Number of Illustrations
107 illustrations in colour
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