Surprising Challenges When Trying Agile Company-Wide

Posted April 22, 2019 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence Cutter Business Technology Journal

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. By guiding clients in “rewiring” their basic power structure, he helps them achieve greater efficiency and increased employee engagement. Mr. Buck has run 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 and has extensive management experience… Read More
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