9780134542843

Unlocking Agility An Insider's Guide to Agile Enterprise Transformation

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    9780134542843

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    0134542843

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-09-15
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

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Summary

Practical Guidance and Inspiration for Launching, Sustaining, or Improving Any Agile Enterprise Transformation Initiative

As long-time competitive advantages disappear, astute executives and change agents know they must achieve true agile transformation. In Unlocking Agility, Jorgen Hesselberg reveals what works, what doesn’t, and how to overcome the daunting obstacles.

Distilling 10+ years of experience leading agile transformation in the enterprise, Hesselberg guides you on jumpstarting change, sustaining momentum, and executing superbly on customer commitments as you move forward. He helps you identify appropriate roles for consultants, optimize organizational structures, set realistic expectations, and measure against them. He shares first-hand accounts from pioneering transformation leaders at firms including Intel, Nokia, Salesforce.com, Spotify, and many more.

• Balance building the right thing, the right way, at the right speed
• Design a holistic transformation strategy using five dimensions of agility: Technology, Organizational Design, People, Leadership, and Culture
• Promote agile skills, knowledge, and abilities throughout your workforce
• Incorporate powerful leadership models, including Level 5, Teal, and Beyond Budgeting
• Leverage business agility metrics to affect norms and change organizational culture
• Establish your Agile Working Group, the engine of agile transformation
• Define operating models and strategic roadmaps for unlocking agility, and track your progress

You already know agile transformation is essential. Now, discover how to customize your strategy, execute on it in your environment, and achieve it.

Author Biography

Jorgen Hesselberg is cofounder of Comparative Agility, a leading agile assessment and continuous improvement platform. A proven thought leader of numerous successful enterprise transformation efforts since 2009, Jorgen provides strategic guidance, executive counsel, and coaching to some of the world’s most respected companies both as an internal change agent and an external consultant. He has trained thousands of people on agile and Scrum, disruptive innovation, and enterprise transformation strategy.

Passionate about making the world a better place to work, Jorgen is the former director and an active member of Supporting Agile Adoption, an Agile Alliance program dedicated to supporting those who apply agile principles and practices for agile transformation. Jorgen is a frequent speaker at international industry conferences. He earned his bachelor degree in journalism at the University of Missouri, his MBA at Iowa State University, and an MS in information technology at Northwestern University. He completed postgraduate coursework in finance and disruptive innovation at Harvard Business School.

Jorgen lives with his wife and two sons in Nittedal, just north of Oslo, Norway.

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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