Unlocking Agility An Insider's Guide to Agile Enterprise Transformation

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2018-08-07
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
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Over the past decade, Jorgen Hesselberg has had an interesting view into some noteworthy agile adoptions (Spotify, Yahoo, Walmart, and many more). Not all of the adoptions were smooth, or even successful. From these first-hand experiences (as a practitioner), he is prepared to share what he has learned so that individuals at larger organizations can learn how best to navigate an agile adoption. Whether an organization favors LeSS, or SAFe, or any other method, Hesselberg can teach the reader to prepare for the transformation, and become an agent for a successful change.

Hesselberg answers crucial questions, including:

  • What’s the best way to start organizational change in large organizations?
  • How can you sustain momentum beyond the initial “honeymoon”?
  • How do you create an environment of continuous learning, employee empowerment, and product discovery -- while still executing superbly in day-to-day customer commitments?
  • What’s the best role for external consultants and consulting firms?
  • How do you lead coherent organizational change across multiple geographies, locations, and cultures?
  • What organizational structures are likeliest to unlock lasting change, and how should these evolve over time?
  • What type of organizational impact is realistic to expect?
  • How can you measure success?

Replete with first-hand accounts from transformation leaders at companies including Cisco, HP, Spotify, Yahoo!, John Deere, Salesforce and Wal-Mart, the book provides indispensable practical insights for everyone seeking to build a truly agile enterprise.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Change Imperative
1. Why Is Business Agility So Critical?
2. What Is Enterprise Agility?


Part 2: Creating the Foundation for an Agile Enterprise
3. The AWG: A Sustainable Engine of Agile Enterprise Transformation
4. Building Your Organization’s Agile Working Group
5. Where Does the AWG Belong on the Org Chart?


Part 3: Unlocking Enterprise Agility
6. A Blueprint for Enterprise Transformation
7. The Enterprise Transformation Backlog
8. Known Anti-Patterns - And How to Avoid Them
9. Epilogue

10. Appendix

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