Agile Management: Leadership in an Agile Environment by Ángel Medinilla

By Ángel Medinilla

When you've got attempted to enforce Agile on your association, you've gotten most likely realized much approximately improvement practices, teamwork, techniques and instruments, yet too little approximately the way to deal with such a company. but managerial help is usually the most important obstacle to effectively adopting Agile, and restricting your Agile efforts to these of the improvement groups whereas doing a similar old-style administration will dramatically restrict the power of your company to arrive the following Agile level.

Ángel Medinilla will give you a accomplished realizing of what Agile potential to a firm and the manager’s function in such an atmosphere, i.e., easy methods to deal with, lead and inspire self-organizing groups and the way to create an Agile company tradition. in line with his history as a “veteran” Agile advisor for corporations of all sizes, he offers insights and reports, issues out attainable pitfalls, provides sensible ways and attainable situations, additionally together with specific feedback for additional reading.

If you're a supervisor, crew chief, evangelist, switch agent (or no matter what great name) and that will push Agile extra on your association, then this is often your booklet. you'll learn find out how to swap the paradigm of what administration is ready: it isn't approximately arbitrary judgements, consistent supervision and growth keep watch over, and the negotiation of fixing requisites. it really is approximately motivation, self-organization, accountability, and the exploitation of all venture stakeholders’ wisdom. we are living in a special global than the person who so much administration specialists of the twentieth century describe, and corporations that try for fulfillment and excellence will desire a new type of supervisor – Agile managers.

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Visual control devices also foster team collaboration, employee empowerment, and a sense of ownership that no electronic tool has been able to reproduce. 8. Use only reliable, thoroughly tested technology that serves your people and processes. Align technology with your process and not the other way round. Technology must help your people do things easier, faster, and in a more efficient way. If the technology you are using is making people hate it, you are probably serving some needs other than the one of your people and your process.

1 Ueshiba M, Ueshiba K (1996) Budo: teachings of the Founder of Aikido Ueshiba. Kodansha International, p 21. 26 2 Lean and Agile in a Nutshell “What’s perfection good for if we will never reach it? It gives us a true north so we keep walking on its direction” –Anonymous banner at the 15-M revolts in Madrid, 20112 The 14 Principles of the Toyota Production System Dr. Jeffrey Liker presented a deeper insight on Lean production systems in his 2004 book The Toyota Way. He summarized 14 principles and behaviors that described Toyota’s managerial approach to Lean production: 1.

There are outstanding Agile software tools out there that will help you manage your projects, collaborate with other developers, automate your testing, building, and deployment, or even measure the quality of your code. Be sure none of them will make you Agile. Here is some advice: If you can spend some resources on the Agile adoption process, be sure to spend it on people and not on software. 44 2 Lean and Agile in a Nutshell Some Agile Practices and Tools Please be sure to read the previous section before going on.

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