Lean not flat organizational structures are the way to self organization

The article was first published on linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lean-flat-organizational-structures-way-self-hrishikesh-karekar/ Also published on : https://www.bbntimes.com/en/technology/lean-organizational-structures-are-the-way-to-self-organization Agile is the new silver bullet, the savior for many a project in crisis. The Agile manifesto lays great emphasis on self organization when one of the principles states – The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams. Indeed, a motivated team […]

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Leading People through an Agile Transformation – Concrete steps you can take as a Leader

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The article was first published on LinkedIn Organisational change has always been a challenging task. The process of starting something new often leads to uncertainty and insecurity. More so, when the end state after the change is not fully comprehended. This is often the case in large scale enterprise #agile transformations. Leading #people through such […]

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(Ruthless) Retrospectives for true business agility

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#Retrospectives are not just an “#Agile avatar” of the traditional phase end lessons learned processes. They are a core practice of agility. This is what separates the winners from the losers. Those that achieve true business agility and those that don’t. However they are not easy. Too often, especially in large enterprises and programs, they are […]

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Systems Modeling in complex systems – A Journey from Complexity to Simplicity

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Systemic problems in enterprises typically involve multiple goals, conflicts and many possible actions that could be considered to resolve them. They would fall in the complex category if we will use the Cynefin framework. The number of interacting sub systems and their interactions are typically so large that it’s almost impossible to draw a cause […]

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Don’t just Lead Change. Accelerate !

Leading Change : Why Transformation Efforts Fail by Dr John Kotter is seminal work in the field of change management. It put forth a step by step guide of what to do if we want lasting change. However is step by step really good? Step by step approach is fundamentally linear thinking in a deterministic […]

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Culture Not Practices is The Key to successful Agile Transformation

Your organization has embarked on a bold new journey towards transforming itself into a truly Agile organization. Any transformation involves bringing a new set of artefacts, values and changing culture. Artefacts are the practices and methodologies (e.g sprint planning, demos etcs..), values – the agile manifesto. But what is culture? As Henrik Kniberg puts it […]

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