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Surprising Challenges When Trying Agile Company-Wide

Posted April 22, 2019 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence Cutter Business Technology Journal
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The Agile Manifesto and its obvious extensions don’t address issues needed at the organizational level. In their article, Jutta Eckstein and John Buck augment Agile with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, and Sociocracy, something they call “BOSSA nova,” and link those with strategy, structure, and process to cover key organizational issues.

About The Author
Jutta Eckstein
Jutta Eckstein works as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer. She has helped many teams and organizations worldwide to make an Agile transition. Ms. Eckstein has unique experience in applying Agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects. She is the coauthor (with John Buck) of the book Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy: Survive & Thrive on Disruption. Other… Read More
John Buck
John Buck is President of the consultancy GovernanceAlive, LLC. He has conducted many training workshops and Sociocracy, and now BOSSA nova — Beyond Budgeting (B), Open Space (OS), Sociocracy (S), and Agile (A) — implementation projects for a variety of organizations. His clients span the globe and include plastics manufacturers, colleges and universities, long-term care facilities, cohousing groups, NGOs, and software companies. He has… Read More
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