The Wizard of OSS: Follow the Open Space and Sociocracy Road to Enterprise Agile Transformation

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The Wizard of OSS: Follow the Open Space and Sociocracy Road to Enterprise Agile Transformation

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Posted April 9, 2018 in Agile Product Management & Software Engineering Excellence, Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies Cutter Business Technology Journal
In this issue:

Jutta Eckstein and John Buck walk us through an enterprise-aware approach that helps optimize the process flow of value streams. The authors show how to apply “Open Space” and “Sociocracy” to support enterprise Agile transformation. Open Space is a technique where everyone is invited to put forward ideas that they’re passionate about; if there is enough interest in the idea people will get behind it and make it happen. Sociocracy is a form of democracy for use in organizations, building feedback mechanisms into the organizational structure itself that ensure every voice is heard. Both strategies promote enterprise awareness, increasing collaboration between people in what would normally be disparate parts of the organization and helping optimize flow as the situation evolves.