Scrum Alliance announces Webinar: Design Thinking and the Talent Economy

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Steve Denning along with Jay Goldstein and Michael Pacanowsky will lead a conversation with thought leader Roger Martin on design thinking and the talent economy as well as on ideas and theories helping to transform the world of work.

The Webinar will take place on September 23, 2015 at 11 a.m. U.S. ET.

Scrum Learning Consortium. Know an organization that could benefit from joining the Learning Consortium? Join the process in identifying innovative management practices. Read full article here.

Source: Learning Consortium – Scrum Alliance.

Radical Management at the Agile Business Conference in London

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Simon Roberts’ session proposal for the Agile Business Conference in London (6-7 October 2015) has been accepted by the organisers. The title of the session is “Radical Management in Practice: A Holistic Approach to Management in Agile Enterprises” and will combine presentation, discussion and short exercises. Steve Denning, inventor of Radical Management and who is due to provide the opening keynote for the conference has graciously agreed to co-lead the workshop and add his insights ūüôā

Optional Conference 2015 – Designing High-Performance into our Organisations

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Here is a video of Simon Roberts’ talk¬†“Designing High-Performance into our Organisations: What can ScrumMasters, managers and other leaders do to help every team to excel?” from¬†Optional Conference 2015, Budapest, Hungary.

Webinar on Implementing Radical Management

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On 15 April 2015, Peter Stevens and Simon Roberts were honoured¬†to take part in a webinar on Radical Management as part of Scrum Alliance’s program of webinars supporting the Learning Consortium.

The webinar covered:

  • Radical Management and its five main shifts
  • Transforming organization strategy from shareholder value to something more sustainable (including customer delight)
  • Experiences in applying Radical Management in large¬†organizations
  • Key steps for introducing¬†Radical Management, including engaging with top management, getting early buy-in, training, and coaching

Download the slides from the webinar here.

The webinar is also available as a recording.

After the webinar, the presenters answered many of the questions that we didn’t have time to answer during the presentation itself. The questions and answers are available here.

Thank you for the overwhelmingly positive feedback after the event (including tweets).

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Radical Management in Practice

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Many organizations are based on a hierarchical bureaucracy with managers who practice command and control. This approach is incompatible with much twenty-first century work, which is knowledge based and best carried out in self-organized teams.

Building on Steve Denning’s “Radical Management”, this presentation provides guidance on what managers should do to best support the work of agile teams.

This draws on experiences from multiple large-scale Agile transitions in Germany and the United Kingdom in the telecommunications and finance sectors.

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Designing High-Performance into Our Organisations

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These are the slides from my talk at the Optional Conference 2015 in Budapest, Hungary.
My talk at the Optional Conference 2015 in Budapest, Hungary was focussed on Radical Management’s principle number 2: a shift in the role of the manager from a controller to an enabler of self-organizing teams.

It includes:
– what is a high-performance team?
– the key factors for high-performance teams
– organisational design principles for high-performance teams
– what leaders should do to help create an environment in which every team can become a high-performance team

The talk is aimed at ScrumMasters, coaches and managers in organisations that have already or are considering adopting Agile.

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An Invitation to Join a Learning Consortium

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Peter Stevens posted on his blog in January 2015:

An invitation to join a learning consortium¬†to¬†explore the management implications of the emerging Creative Economy….

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Are You Ready for an Agile Paradigm Shift?

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Jay Goldstein posted in January:

What is your management mental map? Can you make the shift to an Agile mindset? Or have you already? Do you live with a 21st Century Agile paradigm or a 20th Century bureaucratic management paradigm?

Read more: Are You Ready for an Agile Paradigm Shift? | Jay Stanton Goldstein | LinkedIn.

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