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The amazing Guillaume Dutey-Harispe has once again translated our work to French 😀 We®re so humle that we have friends like Guillaume, and so proud to be able to share our Pattern Cards free to download and use also in French as well with you! Enjoy!

Download the French Pattern Cards in High Resolution (PDF) for printout here >

If you like to get inspiration on how to use the cards you can find out more here and also download the the original English version of the pattern cards >

Thank you Guillaume Dutey-Harispe, gduteyharispe@aneo.fr

 

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Tack Agila Sverige för Ă€nnu en fantastiskt bra och inspirerande konferens. Är sĂ„ tacksam för att fĂ„ vara en del av det Agila communityt som alltid Ă€r lika vĂ€lkomnande och inkluderande.

Jag fick Ă€ran att bli en av de utvalda talarna. Min presentation handlade om resultatet frĂ„n den undersökning som vi pĂ„ Dandy People har gjort kring hur de som arbetar i Agila Team pĂ„verkas av Aktivitetsbaserade kontor (ABK) – eller vilket det ofta faktiskt egentligen Ă€r, Flexibla kontor.

I den hÀr serien av poster finns ocksÄ:

– Free Infographic 
The Free Report
Free PP slides of the report

See the other posts in this series:
Get  Seated for Agile – Free Infographic Poster (High Resolution PDF) on the topic, with shared learnings and data.
“The Agile Activity Based Seating Report 2018 (or rather Flexible Seating) – Free Slides” – The full report as PDF and slide share.
The first post that started the Series – “Flexibility in Agile and Activity based offices must be a perfect fit” – or does it?

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There is an increasing trend in Sweden to move in to something commonly called Activity Based Seating, what we discovered is often confused with Flexible Seating. We couldn’t find any data on the actual impact of these kind of seatings for Agile Teams. Thats why we did a survey to uncover the “truth” with 177 people answering and an open space session to learn more about what learnings are out there from people working Agile.

The Free Infographic Poster on Agile Seating

Free Infographic - Get seated for agile

Download the Free Infographic – get Seated for Agile here (High resolution PDF) >

The survey was presented at Agila Sverige 2018 and can be found here > At an Open Space session we got together to share experiences people had around ABS. The result of both is shared in this free infographic and we hope this information can bring value to you and your organization so that you can find better solutions together. Please feel free to use the content in any way you like. We would though be happy if you would refer to Dandy People if you take any content out of context. Thank you every one for joining in and sharing your learnings from the trenches of Flexible Seating and really great Activity Based Seating!

In this series of posts you’ll find:

– Free Infographic (your on the right place)
The Free Report
Free PP slides of the report
Video of me presenting the report (Swedish)

Activity Based Seating vs Flexible Seating

Activity Based Seating vs Flexible Seating

Activity Based Seating

  • Flow optimized, aligned with Lean & Agile thinking.
  • If there are Agile Teams, one activity the office is optimized for is Agile Teamwork.
  • More desks than people to optimize for flow.
  • Can be re-arranged quickly for new team members or team collaboration.
  • The goal is high performance teams.

Flexible Seating

  • Resource optimization, against Lean & Agile thinking.
  • No personal desks, fewer seats than employees, clean desk & wall policy.
  • Optimized for individual work, not team work.
  • Many organizations say they do ABS, but it is in fact FS.
  • The organization is “blind” and teamwork is banned.
  • The goal is to save space, and money, but deliveries from teams will fail and stress will increase.

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T-shape is about growing skills in people that might not be in within their core expert competence area. When coaching leaders, teams and organizations we’ve noticed that building T-shape is often a game changer that makes a big impact – but it might sometimes be more tricky than you think.

This is one of the 27 patterns for Successful Agile Change that you can download for free here >

When transforming to an Agile organization we often move from expert teams to cross functional teams. Growing t-shape is a way to enable the cross functional team to collaborate better and it helps them to work as a team instead of a group, meaning solving problems together instead of working as a mini-waterfall within the team. This helps the team become high performance and enables them to innovate and create better solutions.

Resistance to sharing competence and what to do about it

My experience is that organizations that have a strong expert culture may have more difficulties to become T-shape. Since you then might also need to change the culture from a hero culture to a team-playing culture, it can take some time. People might also struggle to keep their expert role since it makes them feel safe and perhaps it has also previously been the only way to make a career, get higher pay as well as also informal power. Changes might then be needed in how the structures are set up around roles and responsibilities before you start the coaching around T-shape.

In many organizations who want to enable high performance teams and T-shape, titels and roles are changed to simply “team members”, and instead we talk about competences, which is your T-shape. As a leader, you could support by help showing how the skill and performance of the team is more important than the expertise of individuals by perhaps celebrating as one team instead of highlighting individual performance.

Different leadership styles for developing skills in employees

In the Harvard Business Review I found this article that describes the research done on leaders and how they grow competence. According to their research there are 4 different leadership styles for developing skills in employees.

The different coaching styles of a leader: (more…)

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Free Pattern cards for Agile Change - 5 new

Our popular free Pattern Cards for successful Agile Change are now updated with 5 more patterns, totally 27 cards.

So far over 500 downloads + handouts of 400 physical printed cards and reports from people using them shows they bring value and enable structured conversations in leadership teams no matter what type of organization.

Free Download of the Pattern Cards For Successful Agile Change (PDF) >

UPDATE:
– Stable Teams
– Reflection
– T-shaped People
– Distributed Decision Making
– Impediments Removal

Feel free to download and use them. Here you’ll also find examples of how to use them >

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Idag pÄ ValborgsmÀssoafton Àr det tradition att brÀnna upp det gamla och vÀlkomna in det nya!

Det Ă€r i den andan jag sjĂ€lv vill se den artikel som Catrin Brodin tillsammans med ett tjugotal av oss som arbetar med förĂ€ndringsledning har skrivit. Du hittar artikeln hĂ€r. Vi sĂ€tter sökarljuset pĂ„ vad som fungerar inom förĂ€ndringsledning och vad som inte gör det – och helst borde ha slĂ€ngts pĂ„ valborgsbrasan redan för mĂ„nga Ă„r sen! NĂ„gra konstigheter Ă€r det inte: Bristande stöd frĂ„n ledningen, otydligt syfte och mĂ„l samt underskattning av hur stor insats det krĂ€vs för att förĂ€ndra. Dessa fel Ă„terkommer lika envist som Valborgsafton sjĂ€lvt.

Även i andra lĂ€nder dĂ€r det istĂ€llet heter Walpurgisnacht eller Saint Walburga’s Eve hittar vi dessa problem. TvĂ„ internationella undersökningar visar att nyckelfaktorerna för framgĂ„ngsrik förĂ€ndringsledning inte skiljer sig Ă„t mycket eftersom det Ă€r samma utmaningar vi alla behöver hantera. IBM’s egen undersökning hĂ€r ovan belyser vikten av ledarskap frĂ„n de som sponsrar en förĂ€ndring och en vision som delas av de som pĂ„verkas av en förĂ€ndring. PROSCI som slĂ€ppt sin Executive Summary of Best Practices – 2018 berĂ€ttar att det nu Ă€r tionde undersökningen i rad dĂ€r aktivt och synligt stöd för förĂ€ndring frĂ„n högsta ledningens sida toppar listan av framgĂ„ngsfaktorer.

Kan en orsakerna bakom att det ÀndÄ brister vara att man underskattar komplexiteten i förÀndring och tror att det frÄn ledningens sida rÀcker med att visa sitt stöd vid kick-off? Alla ni som anvÀnder agil metodik vet att det Àr ett stÀndigt utforskande och omprövande vartefter man lÀr sig nya saker. Kan det vara bra att ha ledningens stöd Àven lÀngs med denna krokiga vÀg och inte bara i början? Dela gÀrna med dig dina tankar hÀr nedan. Kom gÀrna och diskutera pÄ nÄgot av vÄra gratis frukostseminarium om Agil FörÀndringsledning.

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I was very happy to get invited to Agile Days Istanbul as a speaker by my friend Ilyas Varol. The topic for the conference was Agile Leadership, and 500 curious participants joined.

Agile Days Istanbul Presentation

Ilyas har previously translated my Agile in a Nutshell to Turkish, and he told me he has during his trainings and talks here in Turkey probably been giving away hundreds of copies of the poster, making me a little bit famous i the Turkish Agile community… and making me just a little bit nervous 🙂

It was a great day with lots of interesting speakers and topics, as well as many great discussions. The conference had 3 tracks with both International speakers like  Tom Gilb, Joanne Perold and my self, and Turkish speakers. Turkcell with tales from their scaling adventure, with Chian Yildiz, Digital disruption & Leadership, with Gizem Moral Kunter and Assess your Leadership Mindset with Ilker Demirel to mention a few.

Information about the presentation

Organizations today need to find new ways to organize to faster deliver customer and business value. In this presentation I share with you some of the symptoms you might see if your’e not organized for complexity and without a customer focus, why this happens and what you can do about it.

Discover how you can get organized around customer value instead of in silos and around systems and how much more value and happiness you will get from this.

I also share some examples of activities and results from the clients we at Dandy People have been coaching the past years to do this transformation.

Target group: Curious Leaders, Management and Change Makers

This presentation in English was originally held at Agile Days Istanbul, April 2018, but its based on a Swedish presentation first presented at Sundsvall 42 in September 2017.

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activity based officeActivity Based Seating is also known as flexible seating. It means you don’t have a desk of your own or a room and in some case that you need to find a new desk each day. Many times this type of seating also comes with a clean desk and wall policy.

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about this phenomenon and it got quite a lot of reads and comments from a lot of people who felt they where forced in to this and that it caused them a lot of problems. As I tried to find data about how the seating effects people in Agile teams and their ability to do a good job, I realized there was nothing to be found. I decided to do a survey to try to dig a bit deeper.

Here you find my first post on this subject >

Data from this survey will be used for learnings around how Agile organisations should think about their seating to enable autonomous high performance teams. Dandy People will publish the result on our blog for anyone to use. We hope this will lead to better decision making around how to organize for Agility. The survey is anonymous and your answers will only be used to aggregate results to show how Activity Based seating may affect you at work.

Take the Survey here

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Agile team seatingThere is a an increasing trend in big companies and organizations to go Agile, and of course that is awesome in my opinion. What is really confusing though, is that many of the same companies and organizations also decide to change to activity based seating. This is really confusing in many ways, since it will bring contradictory behaviors than what you are looking for when working Agile, and in the short – and long run, make the company fail to go agile.

Recent posts in this series:

– Free Infographic  “Get seated for Agile”
The Free Report “The Agile Activity Based Seating Report 2018”
Free PP slides of the report
Video of me presenting the report (Swedish)

The only conclusion I can do, is that there is not enough knowledge around how Agile seatings need to be – nor what the consequences of not being Agile when trying will be (costly and frustrating). Or perhaps it’s that the people that do the work (and know about this) and the people making these decisions are too far away from each other and don’t communicate in a good way. Either way, it’s a huge waste – and so unnecessary.

I have several times been contacted by people working in organizations where they have had Agile teams sitting and working together with good results – and out of the blue, usually over a weekend or over a holiday, their office space was changed in to activity based seating with clean desk – and clean wall policy. The team shows up on a Monday finding all their stuff that was put up on the walls in a cardboard box and their 2-3 computer screens gone… These people tell tales about how their colleagues went home after that day, refused to come back in weeks. Their delivery pace went down with below 50% of normal and quality of work and innovation went down the drain totally. Everything the team had fought for to build up was erased over night.

Flexibility in Agile and Activity based offices must be a perfect fit – or does it?

Organizations that decide to go with activity based offices probably have the best of intentions. I’m sure of that, people usually do. But I’m also sure they need better advisory. It might look as if the flexibility in both agile and activity based office works really well together (and this is an argument I’ve heard sales people for these solution use). And it might look like you will save a lot of money, not having as many seatings as before, and it might look like people will get to know each other a lot better when they move around every day, and you might think they will love their new updated beautiful workplace with special designed chairs for people who like to sit alone not seeing or being seen by any one else. But itÂŽs all wrong – so wrong – at least if you want collaboration, innovation and high speed in your organization and culture. Flexibility is not always what you need after all. (more…)

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Many times while coaching people we want to be able to quickly give people new perspectives, food for thought and bring people together around shared understandings and common goals. Thats why we (me and Joel StÄhl) created these pattern cards for successful Agile transformation, to enable engaging discussions. Please feel free to download and use them you too if you feel they can help you to create valuable dialogues too.

EDIT: Updated Pattern Cards (May 8) with 5 additional patterns

– Stable Teams
– Reflection
– T-shaped People
– Distributed Decision Making
– Impediments Removal

Free Download of the Pattern Cards For Successful Agile Change (PDF) >

The different cards are visualizing patterns that we have seen to be the most important to succeed with Agile transformation and scaling Agile organizations.

patterns for successful Agile change

Suggestion of how to use the pattern cards

You can probably use them in many different ways. Here is how we have used them with leadership teams most of the times.

Group people in smaller groups, 3-5 people. Give them a time box of 10-15 min to prioritize the 5 cards they find would bring the most value to focus on in the next period (3 – 6 months perhaps). (more…)

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We®re so happy to be able to share the Agile Leadership in a Nutshell poster already translated to French. Thank you so much for working with us and doing the translation Guillaume Dutey Harispe 🙂

Prendre plaisir!

Here you find the poster Le management Agile en quelques mots for free download in high resolution (PDF) > 

Le management Agile en quelques mots

All other Agile posters in all languages can be found through the Agile Explained Infographic Collection page >

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Let’s make 2018 the Year for a New Leadership

When Agile becomes something for the whole organization leadership needs to adapt to support Agile values and principles. Let the new year give energy to grow a leadership that supports an organization fit for the future. Let’s build an Agile Mindset that can change how leaders act in their daily activities, how they lead people and business, form organizations and governance.

French Translation of this poster >

EDIT 18/1: The poster is now updated to ver 1.1 with some spelling correction and some other great improvements. Thanks to all of you who contributed 😀

Free Download of the Agile leadership in a Nutshell poster in High resolution (PDF)

agile leadership poster low resolution

This poster is for me a way to visualize key concepts for how to lead with an Agile Mindset. At Dandy People we use it in our Agile coaching and training. We hope you as well can have use for it in your work. Please let us know if you have any feedback or questions on this poster.

To Lead in Complexity

The basis for Agile leadership is that we need to have a leadership that works in complexity – that support flexibility, transparency, collaboration and authonomy to enable the “workers” to make smart tactical and operative decisions to reach well defined impact goals. There are several common leadership concepts that support this kind of leadership;

  • Catalyst Leadership
  • Management 3.0
  • Systems Thinking
  • Servant Leadership

Three leadership Styles

In the poster there are three leadership styles visualized;

  • Catalyst Leadership (Best for Agile)
  • Achiever
  • Expert

The infographic contains numerous of illustrations to visualize some of the behaviours of each leadership style. I believe (without perhaps any support from research) that you can change leadership style to become a Catalyst Leader if  you make this decision, practice and work on it. I also believe that the environment we live and act in shapes how we behave and what we might see as good leadership.

Agile Mindset and what it might mean in Reality

When you understand that Agile actually is a way of thinking, a mindset, and not a process ot tools, it usually unlocks the “next level” in your game. But many leaders might find it quite difficult to put the Agile mindset to practice in reality. What does it really mean for governance? How do we build organizations, create good salary models, plan our projects, grow our staffs knowledge, build teams…? I have covered just a tiny part of that in this poster, the list could go on forever I know.

Need Coaching and Training for Agile Leadership?
Coaching Agile Leadership

If you need help to reshape the leadership in your organization to support your Agile journey, let us know and we’ll happily join forces with you to coach and train your managers and every one else who can become leaders. (more…)

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Many Agile teams are struggling to connect user experience and the design process with Agile ways of working and often Scrum. In this Poster (and post) IÂŽm trying to describe the connection, and how you can collaborate in the team to learn more about user needs and solutions to solve real user problems together. IÂŽve been using this poster for over a year in my combined PO and UX training (Build the Right Product – Innovation through Collaboration & Design Thinking) and in my Agile coaching.

Download the Agile User Experience in a Nutshell in high resolution (PDF) >
Agile User Experience in a Nutshell Poster

My hope is that this poster might give some guidance in how User Experience can work in an Agile setup in combination with the posters; Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell and Agile in a Nutshell (with a spice of Lean UX).

What does UX mean?

UX stands for User Experience. Basically, the expected and needed user experience of the service or digital product to meet user and business goals. To connect user needs and business goals is basic when working with user experience, it is basic to meet users and understand who they are – and involve and understand stakeholders. Any team can work with UX as long as they get to do this, and have the methods and processes to do it in a structured and effective way. (more…)

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Great news! The Agile in a Nutshell poster is now also available in Russian thanks to Alexey Krivitsky. Thank you so much Alexey for your help 🙂

This poster has already been downloaded almost 20.000 times only in English since October 2016 when I published it for the first time. Here you find all the other languages that it has been translated to, as well as a free Power Point with the graphics.

Here you can Download the Agile in a Nutshell Russian poster for Free (PDF)Russian agile in a nutshell

All other Agile posters in all languages can be found through the Agile Explained Infographic Collection page >

Here you can visit Alexeys blog (scrum.ua) with the Russian poster as well >

Free to download, use and share

The poster and other content is published under Creative Commons License, so please use it and share it as you like. If you are interested in doing a translation to any other languages (Chinese is coming soon) please let me know and I will help you with the file and publish it here in the blog as well.

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Introduction

Last blog I wrote about how we coached and supported the management group to identify next steps in their agile transformation. One of the actions was to change the teams to become Feature teams. Teams who have all needed competences to deliver end customer value.  This blog I will describe how I facilitated the Feature team self selection workshop.

Overall agenda for the workshop

Each step of the workshop is described in a few more words under each heading in the blogpost. I described the overall workshop process with a flip chart that you can see below to make the workshop process easy to understand for all participants.

  • Presentation of Self selection boundaries
  • Product Owner present example deliveries from the backlog
  •  All prepare their own “avatar” with skills
  • Collaboration and self selection
  • Each new team validate towards boundaries
  • Each team identify concerns with their team setup
  • Repeat 4-7 until we reach our goal “Good enough for now, Safe enough to try”
  • Short retrospective

Presentation of Self Selection boundaries

We had a few rules to guide them in their self selection and collaboration efforts to identify Feature teams.;

  • Do what is best for the company
  • Go for teams that is close to equal in size, experience and competence
  • We want self managing teams able to deliver on the example backlog items
  • We want teams who learn how to collaborate and share knowledge to develop as a team over time

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The first course occasion of Agile Change Management has been held successfully on 14-15 November 2017 with 10 experienced and curious change leaders participating from companies in transportation, retail and consulting. We are very grateful for the generous exchanges of ideas and experiences by all participants and we are very happy to see that everybody shared many laughs during the numerous practical exercises 🙂

Participants’ comments on LinkedIn can be found here and here. We work extensively with feedback on all our courses and the next occasion will incorporate a dozen or so improvements to make it even better.

Agile Change Management Training

To successfully lead change in a people-friendly way when operating in a complex and rapidly moving environment we need an iterative discovery of what actually works in terms of bringing people and system to work in a new and improved way. We have combined concepts from Lean, Agile, DMAIC and the Standard by ACMP and labeled it Agile Change Management. Experience from teaching these concepts in Japan, the United States, Brazil, UK, Ireland, Sweden and China have been incorporated into the design of this course.

In the picture below we see the Agile Change Process which is made up of an outer circle representing a change that is needed. It contains both a people track and a system track as both dimensions are needed for change to happen quickly and ensure return on investment. The inner circle Plan-Do-Check-Act is the iterative discovery using experiments that gradually takes us past obstacles and towards the goal. The change is concluded when peoples’ new abilities have led to goal fulfillment and the improvement is sustained and celebrated.

See course details and sign up for the next Agile Change Management training in Stockholm here >

The course can also be given as an in-house training at your company. We tailor it to suit your needs.

The concepts covered in the Agile Change Management training are covered in a free poster.  The Agile Change Management in a Nutshell poster is available for free download here > (more…)

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Agilitet utanför IT

For all Leaders interested in building an Agile mindset and enable organizations fit for complexity and innovation.

Are you a Curious Leader?

During the fall of 2017 we at Dandy People have set up a series of seminars and meetups for Curious Leaders, exploring different areas of interests in what an Agile mindset and an Agile Transformation could mean in other areas than what usually might be perceived as Agile by many mainly involving IT and development teams.

We call this series “Curious Leaders” and we invite all leaders who’s interested in growing that Agile mindset and finding new ways of building strong and flexible teams and organizations fit for humans that can manage complexity and enable every day innovation and quality. This applies in any business or service who are digitized within the organization and sell digital services or products.

What does this really mean for leadership, organization, recruiting, procurement, business strategies, marketing, projects, deliveries and our ways of working and processes?

DonÂŽt miss this great opportunity to learn from the best and become an organization for the future!

Free Seminars and Meetups for Curious Leaders

December 7 – Next Sessionbeyond budgeting free

For Curious Leaders – Beyond Budgeting

With Bjarte Bogsnes, Senior Adviser at Statoil

Bjarte Bogsnes has a long international career, both in Finance and HR, and has been heading up the implementation of Beyond Budgeting at Statoil. Bjarte is Chairman of Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT).

We welcome curious leaders to this exciting seminar in Beyond Budgeting! The well known speaker, author & teacher Bjarte Bogsnes, Senior Advisor at Statoil, shares his insights in dynamic forecasting, no traditional budgets, the KPI trap & Statoil’s “Ambition to Action” model. Beyond Budgeting is also known as “Agile Budgeting”.
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Many of our decisions, conclusions and actions in a team come about after a good meeting. But what is a ‘good meeting’? How do we make them productive, informative and how do we engage all invited in order to close it with the expected results. Meetings do come in many different shapes and forms, quick stand-ups, day or two long workshops, planning, retrospective the list goes on.

How do you engage people in effective collaboration? Should you entertain them? When you walk in loaded with your beautiful agenda, prepared meticulously ahead of the meeting, to find yourself demotivated by yawns of few attendees. And you, dear meeting goer, ever find yourself spending meetings daydreaming? Not feeling like your voice is heard? Already planning not to show up on the follow up meeting? Daydreaming? Sleeping?
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This is a story how we used a two day workshop with a management group to help them find out next steps needed in their Agile Transformation.

We knew the client well and had been working with them for some time. It was now time to discuss their progress and potential next steps.

Background

They had Scrum teams up and running, each team with their own product owner. Each team covering one part of their product. Earlier they had discussed and identified their challenges and problems so they where known and a good input to the workshop.

The Workshop

Overall agenda for these two days:

  • Purpose, why
  • Vision
  • Experiencing Feature teams
  • LeSS introduction
  • Guiding Principles for the product organization
  • Prototyping new Agile teams
  • Decisions and next steps

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I dag kick-startade vi vĂ„ra frukostförelĂ€sningar hos oss pĂ„ Dandy People. Det blev fullt hus med gamla och nya vĂ€nner. God stĂ€mning och frukost, samt mycket spĂ€nnande diskussioner med högt i tak. Dagens bĂ€sta citat stod nog Benny Forsberg för nĂ€r det var dags för diskussionerna -“Hur mĂ„nga dörrar kan man slĂ„ upp pĂ„ en morgon egentligen :)”. Lika delar igenkĂ€nning, provokation, nya inspirerande lösningar och lyckade exempel verkar vara en bra mix 🙂

Jag hÄller tummarna för att visioner och goda ideér till förÀndrat arbetsÀtt och ledarskap fick nÀring i dag, och att dom kommer att fortsÀtta att spira pÄ fler hÄll i framtiden.

HÀr Àr beskrivningen av presentationen:

NÀr kunderna krÀver bÀttre digitala tjÀnster och produkter behöver företagen hitta nya sÀtt att organisera sig för att snabbare leverera kundnytta. Gör man inte det riskerar man att bli omsprungen av snabbare konkurrenter. För att lyckas med detta krÀvs medvetenhet hos ledning och ett strategiskt ledningsbeslut.Den hÀr förelÀsningen riktar sig till nyfikna ledare som vill möjliggöra kundfokus och innovation.

Mia gÄr igenom trender och nya tankesÀtt kring hur man organiserar sig och leder arbetet pÄ ett mÄlstyrt sÀtt för att mobilisera hjÀrnkraft med korsfunktionella och autonoma team som snabbare kan leverera rÀtt produkter och tjÀnster. Mia visar Àven modeller för hur organisationer kan arbeta strukturerat med innovation och kundfokus för att vÀlja att bli en haj i stÀllet för en snigel samt riktiga exempel pÄ den hÀr typen av transformation frÄn olika typer av branscher.

NĂ€sta chans att vara med

NĂ€sta frukostförelĂ€sning den 23e november blev fullbokat i dag, men det finns fortfarande en chans att greppa en plats dĂ„ vi snabbt satte upp ett tredje event den 17e januari. Varmt vĂ€lkommen att bli inspirerad – och kanske en aning provocerad 🙂
https://dandypeople.com/training/kunden-i-fokus-och-ett-agilt-midset-frukostforelasning/

Är ni intresserade sĂ„ kan vi ocksĂ„ förelĂ€sa internt hos er pĂ„ er arbetsplats exklusivt med den hĂ€r presentationen, eller nĂ„gon annan inom Agil förĂ€ndringsledning, ledarskap, Lean UX, produktledning, skalat Agilt arbetssĂ€tt, Agil upphandling eller annat Ă€mne som passar er. Kontakta oss enklast hĂ€r >

Tack alla som deltog, och alla Dandys som högg i och hjÀlpte till!

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To be able to stay focused on what really matters you need to have a clear strategy. When companies are small it is not always easy to have a clear strategy and act on it, but it is usually a lot easier than in big companies. To be able to do innovation and also stay customer focused even in big organisations a clear vision and strategy is essential. And every one in the organisation needs to understand the strategy.

There is a research done by Harvard Business School saying only 5% of the employees know about their business strategy. This is really scary for anyone running a business, and something everyone in a position to make strategic decisions needs to take really seriously. If people in the organisation don’t know about, or understand the vision or the strategy, how can they then make tactical and operational smart decisions making the business go in the right direction? There is only one answer to that question, they cant.

A Collaboration and Visualization tool to make Strategy Transparent

This fall I’ve been doing a talk around the topic “Customer Focused with an Agile Mindset” where I talk about how leaders of organizations need to grow an Agile mindset and make a strategic decision to become customer focused to be able to survive in the fast moving complex world of today, and how that can be done. The Innovation Map is one of the slides of my talk and I’ve been getting a lot of great feedback on it. Something many people feel is missing today is a holistic overview of the different strategies the organization have, and to be able to use it in their daily work making sure they are on the right track.

The Innovation Map is a great tool to be able to visualize what strategic initiatives the organisation have, or perhaps don’t have. Also it can be used to visualize the initiatives TOGETHER, ACROSS the organization. In this way when involving more people we can easier see the full picture of where we are going, and what we can do about it. By involving the people working front line with the customers knowing about their needs as well as those that can create the solutions to help the customers and not only management, you grow both an understanding of what the business strategy is – AND – you get their valuable knowledge of what the customer needs are and what can actually be possible to do or not do today and in the future. Then it will be up to management to prioritize the strategy based on different business scenarios.

Download the FREE Innovation Map Now (.pdf)

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Debt in any level will eat your business

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HĂ€r Ă€r min presentation frĂ„n konferensen Agile Islands pĂ„ Åland om hur man bestĂ€ller pĂ„ rĂ€tt nivĂ„ för att möjliggöra en Agil leverans.

Agile Islands anordnas av privata Agila företag pĂ„ Åland, deras gemensamma vision Ă€r att Åland ska bli ett Agilt samhĂ€lle. PĂ„ konferensen hade de Ă€ven bjudit in politiker, offentlig sektor och andra frĂ„n nĂ€ringslivet.

Jag beundrar verkligen deras starka visionÀra ledarskap och förmÄga. Ett vÀldigt trevligt och lyckat event. Tack för att jag fick vara med!

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Agilitet utanför ITI veckan hade vi vĂ„rt första öppna kvĂ€llsevent pĂ„ Dandy People med temat “Agil transformation utanför IT”. Ämnet engagerade mĂ„nga och platserna fylldes snabbt upp.

Gemensamt utforskade vi vad det innebÀr att vara Agil och nÀr man har nytta av att agera Agilt. I smÄ grupper fick deltagarna sedan blÀddra i kortleken vi har skapat med mönster (patterns) för lyckat Agil transformation och vÀlja de 5 som man trodde skulle skapa mest effekt i den egna organisationen. Det var inte helt lÀtt att vÀlja bland de 20-tal korten, mÄnga reflekterade över hur olika dom hade valt, att det kunde skilja sÄ mycket mellan olika bolag vad som behövde komma till för att möjliggöra ett Agilt arbetssÀtt.

Som avslutning diskuterade vi deltagarnas egna frÄgestÀllningar i en Lean Coffee och efter det gemensamt mingel. Det blev mÄnga givande och spÀnnande diskussioner.

Stort tack alla som deltog och delade med sig av sina erfarenheter och frĂ„gestĂ€llningar. Vi hoppas vi ses pĂ„ nĂ€sta event igen under hösten 🙂

Den hÀr kvÀllen var ett litet smakprov pÄ innehÄll frÄn Joel StÄhls kurs Agile Change Management.

Pattern Cards and feedback

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Is your organisation starting to feel out of date, making you slow and ineffective? Do you need to evaluate what type of organisation you should have instead to speed up your development? Then you probably want to continue and read the full article. This post also contains Workshop agenda & Free Templates.

Agile Coaches

The three amigos of Agile coaches on the set is so much better than one 😀
Thank you Viktor and Stefan!

Many companies and organisations who are working in a complex fast moving domain find themselves growing out of their existing organization and ways of working. These organisations may suffer from problems like long lead times, inability to innovate or quality issues. Feeling left behind when new companies move faster. People in these organizations often find themselves being stressed out, attending too many meetings, communicating to everyone and no one about everything, and often little or even no time to be creative, collaborate with team members and stakeholders or to do the actual work.

To become great product organisations fit for people and enable innovation, short lead times and high quality we apply Agile and Lean thinking and ways of working in order to solve existing problems step by step – also called Agile Change Management. We believe that change has to happen on an individual level, as well as a system level, and it can only be sustainable and successful if it comes from intrinsic motivation.

To enable organizations to improve and reorganize as easy as possible we needed a collaborative way to evaluate the existing organization, what works well and what not, and at the same time learn how it could work instead in the future. We also wanted to build on intrinsic motivation and enable people to make the decisions needed based on actual knowledge. That’s why we created this product organisation evaluation workshop and method. It worked really well and we would love to share it with the Agile community to see if it might could be of use to more people.

Outlines of the workshop

This workshop is:

  • Experienced based
  • Collaborative
  • Visual
  • Data driven
  • Probe, sense, respond – prototype based

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Thanks to Mirko Kleiner at Flowdays the Agile in a Nutshell poster has now been translated to German as well! Hope you find it useful, and thank you so much Mirko for your friendship and help with this!

Here you can Download the German poster for Free as a high-resolution PDF >
AGile in a Nutshell German poster

German Agile in a Nutshell poster

All other Agile posters in all languages can be found through the Agile Explained Infographic Collection page >

Free to download, use and share

The poster and other content is published under Creative Commons License, so please use it and share it as you like. If you are interested in doing a translation to any other languages (Chinese is coming soon) please let me know and I will help you with the file and publish it here in the blog as well.

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Agile infographic postersI receive a lot of questions about where to find the Agile in a Nutshell poster, and I know it’s tricky to find things here on the blog. So in this poster I have collected all of my Agile Infographic Posters to make it easier to find them over time. I will continue to add new ones in this collection page, so bookmark it if you want to come back and update your collection. All updates on languages and new updated versions of each poster will be updated on the specific original page for that poster, linked to from this page. Please let me know if you are interested in translating any of the posters to a new language 🙂

Since I published the first Agile in a Nutshell poster about a year ago it has been downloaded about 20.000 times and translated to several languages by Agile people around the world. IÂŽm hugely appreciative of the support and help I have received in doing this, as well as all the positive feedback I have received. IÂŽts been so much fun 🙂 I have also found new friend in all this, not only in those great people translating the posters but also in the creation of the posters, some where created with friend and some with new friends. The Monotasking in a Nutshell poster was created together with the author of the book “Monotasking”, Staffan Nöteberg. The Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell poster was created togehter with Tomer Shalit who is a member of Crisp as a basis for the training we where planning on setting up. The Agile Change Management in a Nutshell poster was created together with Joel StĂ„hl who is a Agile Coach here at Dandy People. I could not have created any of these poster without their knowledge and collaboration.

Agile Leadership in a Nutshell Poster

ItÂŽs available so far only in English, published Jan 14, 2018. Please contact us if youÂŽre interested in doing a translation, or if you have any feedback. For free high resolution download just follow the link to the page for the poster.

Here you find the Agile User Experience in a Nutshell Poster for Free Download >
agile leadership poster

Agile User Experience – with a Dash of Lean UX Poster

ItÂŽs available so far only in English, published Jan 8, 2018. Please contact us if youÂŽre interested in doing a translation, or if you have any feedback. For free high resolution download just follow the link to the page for the poster.

Here you find the Agile User Experience in a Nutshell Poster for Free Download >
Agile and Lean UX - Free Poster

 Agile in a Nutshell Poster

It’s available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, German, Arabic and Russian. For free high resolution download just follow the link to the page for the poster.
Here you find all Agile in a Nutshell Posters for Free Download >
Agile in a Nutshell Poster

Product Ownership in a Nutshell Poster

It’s available in English, Italian, Spanish and French. For free high resolution download just follow the link to the page for the poster.
Here you find all Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell Posters for Free Download > 
Agile Product Ownership Poster

Agile Change Management Poster

It’s available in English only so far. For free high resolution download just follow the link to the page for the poster.
Here you find all Agile Change Management Posters for Free Download >
Agile Change Management Poster

Monotasking in a Nutshell Poster

It’s available in English and Chinese. For free high resolution download just follow the link to the page for the poster.
Here you find all Monotasking in a Nutshell Posters for Free Download >
Monotasking in a Nutshell Poster

Free to download, use and share

The posters is published under Creative Commons License, so please use it and share it as you like. If you are interested in doing a translation to any other languages please let me know and I will help you with the file and publish it here in the blog as well.

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
This license is acceptable for Free Cultural Works.
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

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This Friday we had our first “Dandy Friday” with our team, continuing to build the best possible place to work together. We talked about our company culture and did an assessment together, finding out who we are and discussing how we feel about that. We have a human, collaboratively culture as well as a creative and innovative culture. We are fast in adapting to new things and external factors like our clients is equally important to us as how our employees are feeling and doing. We also have a start up culture and we want to go fast.

We also watched the Ted Talk (illustrated) with David Marquet, “Turning the ship around” and reflecting about leadership and how to become a Catalyst Leader. Catalyst Leader is a role at Dandy People since we want to mobilize brainpower in our Dandys and we want every one to grow and become leaders them selves, just like we want to help our clients in the same way. Only someone who are an Catalyst Leader can get the role.

Our strategy is to create the best culture possible. No other strategy is needed 🙂

If you haven’t watched the movie you should.

Here you can read about what we did at our conference using the Business Strategy & Tactics Dialogue Board:

The Lean Business Strategy & Tactics Dialogue Board – Free Download

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Woho! The Agile in a Nutshell poster has now also been translated to Arabic!
Thank you Ayaha Alassaf for your help to make the translation and making it possible to spread it even more 🙂

This poster has already been downloaded almost 20.000 times only in English since October 2016 when I published it for the first time. Here you find all the other languages that it has been translated to, as well as a free Power Point with the graphics.

Free download of the poster in Arabic here >

Arabic Agile in a Nutshell

All other Agile posters in all languages can be found through the Agile Explained Infographic Collection page >

 

Free to download, use and share

The poster and other content is published under Creative Commons License, so please use it and share it as you like. If you are interested in doing a translation to any other languages (Chinese is coming soon) please let me know and I will help you with the file and publish it here in the blog as well.

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
This license is acceptable for Free Cultural Works.
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

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Many thanks to Arie van Bennekum, co-signator of the Agile Manifesto, for sharing his view on the two constant success factors in agile transformations over the years:

  1. Vertical support (buy-in for the change all the way to the top of the organization)
  2. No dogmatism!

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The updated version 1.1 of the poster “Agile Change Management in a Nutshell” is now available for free download! This poster is the latest addition to the “In a Nutshell” series!

The Agile Change Management in a Nutshell poster is available for free download here >
You are welcome to share this link and print as many posters as you want.

Free Agile Change Management Poster

While many change management methodologies contain proven methods based on substantial experience and research, not enough is done to cater for the highly complex nature of change where you can’t simply “plan-and-execute” and get it right the first time. An iterative approach with rapid feedback and gradual learning is therefore suggested here.

Similarly, lean or agile methods risk being not deep enough if only focusing on basic PDCA. We want to include best practice in defining the problem to be solved together with assessment of the change capability of the people and organization going through the change. To assert that improvement has happened beyond a shadow of a doubt in a high-variation environments, statistical significance between baseline and new performance data should be established.

At Dandy People we have therefore combined the best parts of both approaches into what we label Agile Change Management and condensed it into one poster. At the center is the Agile Change Process which is made up of an outer circle representing a change that is needed. It contains both a people track and a system track as both dimensions are needed for change to happen quickly and ensure return on investment. The inner circle is the iterative discovery of what actually works in terms of bringing people and system to work in a new and improved way. The poster is based on concepts from Lean, Agile, DMAIC and the Standard by ACMP.

Training in Agile Change Management

A two-day training class is offered by Dandy People in using the tools and techniques covered in this poster.
See course details and sign up for the Agile Change Management training in Stockholm here >

Change Management - Mia o Joel

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The infographic about the Monotasking method has now been translated to Chinese thanks to the translator BigFat. IÂŽm so happy that the poster will also be a recourse in Staffan Nötebergs book “Monotasking” that will be published in Chinese 🙂

Download the high resolution printable Chinese Monotasking poster here (PDF) >

Monotasking in a Nutshell

Free to download, use and share

The poster is published under Creative Commons License, so please use it and share it as you like. If you are interested in doing a translation to any other languages (Chinese is coming soon) please let me know and I will help you with the file and publish it here in the blog as well.

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
This license is acceptable for Free Cultural Works.
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

 

 

 

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Monotasking session Mia and Staffan
A while a go, in the beginning of April, Staffan Nöteberg (The author of the best seller “Pomodoro Technique Illustrated”) asked me if I wanted to create a poster for his method Monotasking. Of course I said “Yes, of course!” even though I had tons of work todo, and was just starting up a new business as well… I believed that I would definitely have time in about two weeks to start with the poster. A couple of months later, in early June we met again at the unconference Agile Sweden (I had still not started with the poster). Staffan was doing a talk about the Monotasking method and one of the things he said I will remember for the rest of my life, he said that there is “a bug in the brain that makes us believe that we will have more time in the future”. I was such a victim for this brain bug 😉

Finally we hit vacation and I had the possibility to prioritize and put the poster on my short list 😀 Today me and Staffan met to do a Monotasking session finishing the last fixes on the poster. So here it is now for all of you who are interested in how to stop procrastinate and get shit done like never before!

Download the poster in high resolution for printing here (PDF) >
Monotasking in a Nutshell

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Det Agila arbetssĂ€ttet och kraven pĂ„ snabba leveranser hĂ„ller pĂ„ att förĂ€ndra UX-rollen till att bli produktdesigner, UX-coacher, dom som vĂ„gar sĂ€ga “vi vet inte – Ă€nnu”, organisationsdesigners och dom som faktiskt fokusera pĂ„ det som skapar en bra anvĂ€ndarupplevelse. LĂ€sa hela om du vill veta varför…

  1. AnvĂ€ndarnytta har blivit ett krav och “affĂ€ren” har vaknat till liv

Vi vet att anvĂ€ndarna vill ha mer Ă€n bara snygga och lĂ€ttanvĂ€nda grĂ€nssnitt som hjĂ€lper en att göra det man vill, i dag Ă€r det nĂ„got man krĂ€ver och förvĂ€ntar sig. Det nya Ă€r att företagen krĂ€ver att produkten ocksĂ„ skapar affĂ€rs- eller verksamhetsnytta – och förstĂ„r att det mĂ„ste hĂ€nga ihop. Att bara bygga antingen lösningar som anvĂ€ndarna vill ha rĂ€cker inte, det rĂ€cker inte heller att vi bygger det affĂ€ren bestĂ€ller. Det gör att UXare inte bara behöver förstĂ„ sig pĂ„ anvĂ€ndarnas behov och situation, vi behöver ocksĂ„ förstĂ„ oss pĂ„ affĂ€ren och verksamheten och bli balanskonstnĂ€rer dĂ€r emellan för att hjĂ€lpa till att innovera pĂ„ riktigt och skapa nyttiga, anvĂ€ndarvĂ€nliga OCH affĂ€rsmĂ€ssigt smarta produkter.
-> DĂ€rför behöver User Experience Designer blir Produktdesigners. (more…)

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The speedboat format for retrospectives is something I like a lot and have used with teams or even whole organizations (divided into teams). I find it to be a good way for the team to think individually, and then collaborate and define solutions for their problems through visualization. Visualization helps the team to more easily figure out what problems they should solve them selves, and what problems needs to be solved through collaboration between the teams, and what they need to ask management to help with. Some Agile coaches or Scrum Masters only highlight the negative on retrospectives, I believe it is a great thing to focus on the positive and also help the team take action more easily on real issues. ItÂŽs the teams responsibility to handle issues within the team, the Agile Coach/Scrum Masters job is to give them the capabilities to do that (not to do it for them).

Download the speedboat retrospective poster in high resolution (PDF) here >

Download the speedboat retrospective Power Point here (instructions and online retro space)>

Speedboat retrospective

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This is a dialogue board, created to facilitate good discussions around business strategy and tactics in a startup. At Dandy People we are using it to start up our consulting business, but it can be used by any type of organisation, or part of an organisation that wants to improve their customer focus, culture, leadership and take action as a team.

Building in Illustrator

At Dandy people we like to build our new business in a way that involves and inspires the people in our organization. To facilitate the discussions we wanted to have on our first mini-conference 2 months after starting up our shop, and after hiring 2 new people, I did this Lean Business Strategy & Tactics Dialogue Board. Off course we had already done som strategy and tactics work already before we started our company, but we felt that we wanted to be transparent and bring our new Dandys onboard with the idea of the company to enable them to feel as involved and motivated as possible. And off course, they are smart and experienced people, so why shouldn’t they be able to help us improve and grow? And I can just say that it worked like a charm 😀

Free download of the board here (as high resolution PDF) >

The Lean Business Dialogue Board

Feel free to use the board if you want, also we would be happy to facilitate the workshops with you and your team if you feel a need for that. Thats kinda what we do at Dandy People 😀

The board consist of 3 areas:

    • Business Strategy
    • Culture and People
    • Tactics

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We are so proud to be able to share this poster translated to Spanish as well. Thank you so much Pablo Lischinsky for this great translation of the Product Ownership poster 🙂 Please feel free to use in your works it and share it as you like.

Here you can download it in high resolution (as PDF) for great big printouts >

Agile Product Ownership Poster in a Nutshell in Spanish

Here you find the original Agile PO poster in English as well >

Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell – Free Poster

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The Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell poster that I published a few weeks ago has now been downloaded over 1000 times already, and there has been lots of great feedback. It is so great to see how it is being used all over the world. Now it has been translated to Italian as well thanks to the wonderful Angela Maile. Thank you so much Angela!

You can download the Free Italian poster here in high resolution for great print out (PDF) >

Italian Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell

Here is Angelas blog >

Here you find the original Agile PO poster in English as well >

Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell – Free Poster

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As many of you might know, the product owner role is perhaps the most difficult role in the Agile setup. It sometimes feels like it takes super powers to manage. Here I have tried to capture some of the important mindsets, processes and tools that I find valuable for coaching and training Product Owners and Agile Teams and leaders.

As a product Owner you need an understanding of what value the business wants to accomplish (not necessary how the business works), strategic and tactical skills in the craft of product development (mostly done by slicing), ability to work together with the team in the discovery process and with the stakeholders to understand their needs and goals and great communication skills to manage expectations.

UPDATE MAY 22nd 2017: Now you can download this poster in Italian  >

UPDATE JUNE 4th 2017: Now you can download this poster in Spanish >

UPDATE JANUARY 1st 2018: Now you can download this poster in French >

Download the Free Agile Product Ownership Poster in English as high resolution (PDF) >
Product Ownership Poster

As Agile practices proves to work better than other practices and spreads, it starts to involve the organization outside of IT or the development department. When companies start moving towards a more Agile organization across the silos, they might realize they are missing actual product owners and a product owner organization with representation from the business, and they bring in people from the business side to the PO role. What might strike many new product owners is how different the Agile way of working is (usually they love it), and how different the PO role is from their earlier experiences, maybe as a mid level manager. The product ownership is about NOT managing the details, NOR the people. ItŽs NOT EVEN about knowing what the solution should be. It might off course seem a bit frightening and confusing to some people, depending of the company culture off course, to focus on vision and learning along the way what is the right thing to do.

The Agile Product Ownership (not role) is about trusting in the capabilities of the team, and the process of learning as a team, prototyping and testing to find what is valuable and deliver piece by piece. The every day of Agile business and working as a Product Owner is about delivering value. And it is so rewarding when you know that you can do that, even though you in the early stages had no idea what the solution would feel like or look like, and that was probably the only thing you could agree about 🙂 Being able to trust that process and using proper methods to learn and deliver valuable solutions piece by piece, and doing it over and over again. That is what good product ownership is about – and itÂŽs teamwork, not a one mans job. (more…)

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Cynefin Framework

Time: 20 – 30 min
This simulation needs a group of at least 8-10 people, or better 20 people, and a big space where they can spread out and move around to give impact. The simulation isn’t time based, it doesn’t matter how long it takes the group so no stress is put on them, it is purely tasked based.

Read more about Cynefin by Dave Snowden on Wikipedia >

Here you can download the Cynefin Framework poster (PDF) for high resolution >

1. Stand in order of height – Simple or Obvious

Give the instruction: “place your self so that you stand in the order of hight”.
This is usually easily done. Sometimes you can observe that someone acts as a project manager, telling people where to move.

Ask the question to the group: How difficult on a scale 1-10 was this?

Approximate point of discussion
It was easy, you could easily make quick decisions on where to stand just by looking. You didn’t need to do any research or create a strategy. It was easy to act. If they had a PM you can talk about that and if it was ok to act as an PM in this project. (more…)

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Agile in a Nutshell poster - Free download

My Agile in a Nutshell poster with a spice of lean UX that I posted on my Crisp blog in October 2016 has now been downloaded over 18.000 times, and translated to French, Spanish and Turkish! IÂŽm just amazed by all the positive feedback this little piece of Agile infographic has created. ItÂŽs just totally crazy – and also so great to see so many people all around the world finding it interesting and wanting to help out to give feedback, translate and use it in their daily work.

Thank you all!

Download high resolution PDF of the poster:

Here you can download the Agile in a Nutshell original poster in English for free >

Here is the French Version >

Here is the Spanish Version >

Here is the Turkish Version >

Here is the Arabic Version >

Here is the German Version >

Here is the Russian Version >

This post is just to collect all links to all languages as well as the updated original poster in one page. Im also adding a free Power Point with all the graphics that you are also free to use.

Free Power Point slides of all the infographics:

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The Agile in a Nutshell poster have now been translated to Turkish by Ilyas Varhol, and already it has been spread over the Turkish Agile community. Thank you Ilyas it is so great!

Here you can download the Agile in a Nutshell poster in Turkish

Turkish translation of Agile in a Nutshell

Here is Ilyas with the final result 🙂

Ilyas Turkish translation

Here is Ilyas blogpost with the poster >
You can contact Ilyas on varol.ilyas@gmail.com

All other Agile posters in all languages can be found through the Agile Explained Infographic Collection page >

Free to download, use and share

The poster and other content is published under Creative Commons License, so please use it and share it as you like. If you are interested in doing a translation to any other languages (Chinese is coming soon) please let me know and I will help you with the file and publish it here in the blog as well.

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
This license is acceptable for Free Cultural Works.
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

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Transformationen har alltid pÄgÄtt, det gÄr bara mycket fortare nu i och med digitaliseringen. Antingen drar man nytta av möjligheterna och förbÀttrar sin organisation, process och produkt, eller sÄ blir man omkörd.

Konkurrensfördelen i mindre bolag, Àr att man enkelt kan föra dialog mellan viktiga funktioner i företaget och snabbt fÄ ut sina produkter. Stora företag saknar ofta den möjligheten och Àr dÀrför lÄngsamma att anpassa sina strategier och erbjudanden efter nya behov och efterfrÄgan pÄ marknaden.

Ett tydligt exempel Àr samarbetet mellan affÀrs- och tekniksidan dÀr vi idag ser stor potential hos de flesta företag. De stora möjligheterna ligger ofta i ökad snabbrörlighet av affÀren och ett mer kundcentrerat arbetssÀtt. Snabbare beslut som rör erbjudandet ger minskade ledtider och ökad time to market vilket ofta ger starkt positiv pÄverkan av affÀren.

Det Àr hÀr vi kan hjÀlpa till. Nya agila arbetssÀtt som sÀtter mÀnniskan i centrum och fungerar tvÀrs över hela organisationen ger engagemang och starka relationer mellan företagets olika funktioner med korta beslutsvÀgar och stark innovationskraft. Stora företag kan behÄlla sina stordriftsfördelar, samtidigt som de blir lika snabba och flexibla som en startup i att ta hand om nya ideér och möjligheter som dyker upp.

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“Det viktiga Ă€r att mĂ€nniskorna fĂ„r sĂ„ mycket kunskap som möjligt, sĂ„ fort som möjligt, och dĂ€refter kan justera planen” – Mia
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Den Agila upphandlingskonferensen Lyckade upphandlingar
Den 21a februari höll vi vĂ„r andra konferens, “Lyckade upphandlingar” för att sprida ljus över hur vi kan upphandla Agil utveckling Ă€ven inom LOU. Förra vĂ„ren anordnade vi (agilakontrakt.se) en konferens i Köpenhamn och nu var vi i Stockholm. Vi blev ganska precis 50 taggade personer, bĂ„de jurister, kunder i offentlig sektor, folk frĂ„n upphandlingsmyndigheten (yes!), leverantörer och konsulter som hade samlats för att bli inspirerade, dela med sig och ta del av erfarenheter och kunskap kring Agil upphandling.

Först vill jag bara sĂ€ga att anledningen till att jag engagerar mig i den hĂ€r frĂ„gan inte alls Ă€r att jag kan upphandling – eller LOU, men dĂ€remot har jag lĂ„ng erfarenhet av hur man med Lean UX och Agil metodik skapar digitala tjĂ€nster och produkter som löser riktiga problem, och det Ă€r den möjligheten jag vill skapa – speciellt nĂ€r det gĂ€ller stora komplexa lösningar dĂ€r det verkar omöjligt för mĂ„nga i dag att göra rĂ€tt. Jag ser Ă„r ut och Ă„r in alldeles för mĂ„nga upphandlingar göras i dag i Sverige dĂ€r man inte ger projektet eller programmet den möjligheten, möjligheten att hitta och förstĂ„ vad de verkliga behoven och problemen Ă€r och tillsammans lösa dom. Jag har sjĂ€lv blivit drabbad av den typen av projekt, Ă€ven lyckats vĂ€nda ett par av dom till att faktiskt fĂ„ arbeta Agilt och leverera vĂ€rde. Men det Ă€r frustrerande, vĂ€ldigt frustrerande, och vĂ€ldigt, vĂ€ldigt kostsamt och onödigt. (more…)

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Nyckeln till en lyckad upphandling Àr ett Agilt upphandlingsförfarande som lÀgger tonvikten pÄ anvÀndarcentrerad utveckling och mÀtbara effektmÄl. SÄ gÄr det tyvÀrr vÀldigt sÀllan till i verkligheten, Àr du intresserad av att veta mer ska du se filmen, och lÀsa bloggposten.

Jag har som flera av er sÀkert vet engagerat mig under ca 2,5 Är tillsammans med ett par kollegor för att lyfta frÄgan kring hur en bra upphandling skulle kunna genomföras inom LOU för att ge möjlighet till bÀttre leveranser som löser riktiga problem och skapar önskad effekt. Framför allt har det hÀr arbetet inneburit att vi har letat upp ett antal lyckade exempel frÄn offentlig sektor dÀr man har upphandlat Agilt och fÄtt lyckade leveranser i tid och pÄ budget. Det har varit svÄra exempel att hitta, bÄde pÄ grund av att dom tyvÀrr Àr alldeles (pÄ tok) för fÄ, och att man tydligen inte riktigt kÀnner sig trygg i att berÀtta HUR man gjorde upphandlingen.
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A few days ago I received my free Agile in a Nutshell poster translated to Spanish. I’m so happy to receive all the feedback and help that I have done with this poster. Hope you all enjoy it too 🙂

Here you can downlad the Spanish poster in high resolution (PDF)>

Resume Agile – Spanish translation
Resume Agile - Spanish translation

Thank you Juan Carlos Perez Amin!
jcperez@easynube.co.uk

All other Agile posters in all languages can be found through the Agile Explained Infographic Collection page >

Free to download, use and share

The poster and other content is published under Creative Commons License, so please use it and share it as you like. If you are interested in doing a translation to any other languages (Chinese is coming soon) please let me know and I will help you with the file and publish it here in the blog as well.

You are free to:

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A while ago I received a Tweet from Nicolas Mereaux that he had translated my free (the wonders of creative common 🙂 poster on Agile in a Nutshell, to French, as well as the blog post it self 🙂 Such a nice gesture. Hope you enjoy it too!

Here you can download the French poster in high resolution (PDF)>

Agile en resume poster

Here is the full Agile in a Nutshell blogpost in French.

All other Agile posters in all languages can be found through the Agile Explained Infographic Collection page >

 

Free to download, use and share

The poster and other content is published under Creative Commons License, so please use it and share it as you like. If you are interested in doing a translation to any other languages (Chinese is coming soon) please let me know and I will help you with the file and publish it here in the blog as well.

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
This license is acceptable for Free Cultural Works.
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
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No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

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This is a poster I made for a Agile intro class at Hyper Island Digital Business class 2017 where I and my colleague Per Lundholm was last week. The class was as big as 40 people, and covering from a couple of experts to mostly total novelty, which is usually the most difficult type of situation for a teacher or coach. But it went well, maybe not all thanks to the poster 😉 but it sure made it a lot easier for both me and Per as teachers, as well as the students who could follow more easily as well as take notes.

Free poster on Agile in a Nutshell
Agile in a Nutshell poster - Free download

Free Download of the poster on Agile in a Nutshell here (PDF)

EDIT 1: Due to some companies restricted IT policies the poster is now available directly here in the blogpost and not in Dropbox. Thank you for that feedback!

This poster covers both briefly the background to why we work Agile, some history and problems as well as values and principles. It also covers the difference between waterfall development and Agile in two aspects and the most common Agile practice, basic Scrum. Also I added some Lean practices to the mix to add a more advanced level to it.
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Talare och arrangörer av ACPN 2016

Den hÀr posten Àr tidigare publicerad pÄ Linked In.

Mitt “WHY” Ă€r att jag drivs av att möjliggöra förĂ€ndring och förbĂ€ttring hos organisationer, team, individer och produkter. DĂ€rför blev jag Crispare för snart 5 Ă„r sedan. Nu kan jag sedan 2014 Ă€ven lĂ€gga till att jag drivs av att förĂ€ndra Sverige. I alla fall hur offentlig upphandling inom LOU görs, och hur man bestĂ€ller komplexa lösningar.

DĂ„liga upphandlingar har vi nog alla drabbats av, eller kanske Ă€ven varit inblandade i. Som leverantörer med bestĂ€llningar gjorda utan kontext eller tydliga mĂ„l, i verksamheten med krav pĂ„ oss att “fĂ„nga alla kraven”, pĂ„ den interna utvecklingsavdelningen med att försöka fĂ„ ihop ngt fungerande – eller som privatpersoner i vĂ„r vardag. Varför kan vi inte applicera ett Agilt arbetssĂ€tt tĂ€nkte vi för att förbĂ€ttra Ă€ven detta? Och sĂ„ var det lilla “förĂ€ndringsprojektet” startat 🙂
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Our Trainings
2 Day Training – Lean Team – Continuous Product Discovery and Delivery with one Team
Target Group: Any one with the needed competences to gain insights, create content, build and deliver digital products that creates user value.
Teachers: Mia Kolmodin, Per Lundholm