72. Rethinking Agile - Why Agile Teams Have Nothing to Do With Business Agility
Starring: Dr. Klaus Leopold (Computer Scientist & Kanban Pioneer| LEANability)
Episode Type: Expert
In his new book, Klaus describes how a company prepared their agile transition in exemplary fashion: 600 employees reorganized into cross-functional teams, their work visualized and practically perfect Standups and Retrospectives held. The result: Time-to-Market for the products became worse – and not a trace of business agility.
He also makes a controversial claim: Do not start by making teams agile – this will save your nerves and lots of money!
During their discussion, Mathias and Klaus delve a bit deeper into this statement and Klaus introduces his model of three Flight Levels. They also specifically look at (mid-market) companies who are only starting out on their journey, how to approach such a situation and which flight level you should be initially focusing on to prevent heading down a dead end to begin with.
- www.rethinkingagile.com link to new book with the same title as the interview (incl. sample chapter )
- Flight levels blog post: https://www.leanability.com/en/blog-en/2017/04/flight-levels-the-organizational-improvement-levels/
- Special: Coupon for the book: “Practical Kanban” (also deals with flight levels) - $9,90 instead of $24: https://leanpub.com/practicalkanban/c/eXuviate valid till 22.2.2019
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