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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)

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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.

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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) I´m 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. I´ve 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.

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.

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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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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?

Don´t 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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Probably you already know that Agile is not a series of rules and ceremonies. It’s a set of principles that guides teams to quickly respond to the change around them.

Agile isn’t really about the process itself it’s about the mindset that you hopefully achieve from implementing an agile process (such as Scrum). By having radical transparency and admitting that the team doesn’t know all the answers at the beginning of a project you have all the opportunities in the world to create a good agile environment.

I often hear that many teams that wants to “go agile” struggles with implementing UX in a way that empower customer focus. As a UX-designer I know that you often need more time and resources to do research and perfect the scope, this in order to deliver an holistic user-experience and a user-centered product. In many cases this forces designers to adapt to a more pixel-oriented role where quick deliveries is prioritized over an overhead holistic experience. (more…)

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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 våra frukostföreläsningar hos oss på Dandy People. Det blev fullt hus med gamla och nya vänner. God stämning och frukost, samt mycket spännande diskussioner med högt i tak. Dagens bästa citat stod nog Benny Forsberg för när det var dags för diskussionerna -“Hur många dörrar kan man slå upp på en morgon egentligen :)”. Lika delar igenkänning, provokation, nya inspirerande lösningar och lyckade exempel verkar vara en bra mix 🙂

Jag håller tummarna för att visioner och goda ideér till förändrat arbetsätt och ledarskap fick näring i dag, och att dom kommer att fortsätta att spira på fler håll i framtiden.

Här är beskrivningen av presentationen:

När kunderna kräver bättre digitala tjänster och produkter behöver företagen hitta nya sätt 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 krävs medvetenhet hos ledning och ett strategiskt ledningsbeslut.Den här föreläsningen riktar sig till nyfikna ledare som vill möjliggöra kundfokus och innovation.

Mia går igenom trender och nya tankesätt kring hur man organiserar sig och leder arbetet på ett målstyrt sätt för att mobilisera hjärnkraft med korsfunktionella och autonoma team som snabbare kan leverera rätt produkter och tjänster. Mia visar även modeller för hur organisationer kan arbeta strukturerat med innovation och kundfokus för att välja att bli en haj i stället för en snigel samt riktiga exempel på den här typen av transformation från olika typer av branscher.

Nästa chans att vara med

Nästa frukostföreläsning den 23e november blev fullbokat i dag, men det finns fortfarande en chans att greppa en plats då vi snabbt satte upp ett tredje event den 17e januari. Varmt välkommen att bli inspirerad – och kanske en aning provocerad 🙂
https://dandypeople.com/training/kunden-i-fokus-och-ett-agilt-midset-frukostforelasning/

Är ni intresserade så kan vi också föreläsa internt hos er på er arbetsplats exklusivt med den här presentationen, eller någon annan inom Agil förändringsledning, ledarskap, Lean UX, produktledning, skalat Agilt arbetssätt, Agil upphandling eller annat ämne som passar er. Kontakta oss enklast här >

Tack alla som deltog, och alla Dandys som högg i och hjälpte 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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Här är min presentation från konferensen Agile Islands på Åland om hur man beställer på rätt nivå för att möjliggöra en Agil leverans.

Agile Islands anordnas av privata Agila företag på Åland, deras gemensamma vision är att Åland ska bli ett Agilt samhälle. På konferensen hade de även bjudit in politiker, offentlig sektor och andra från näringslivet.

Jag beundrar verkligen deras starka visionära ledarskap och förmåga. Ett väldigt trevligt och lyckat event. Tack för att jag fick vara med!

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Agilitet utanför ITI veckan hade vi vårt första öppna kvällsevent på Dandy People med temat “Agil transformation utanför IT”. Ämnet engagerade många och platserna fylldes snabbt upp.

Gemensamt utforskade vi vad det innebär att vara Agil och när man har nytta av att agera Agilt. I små grupper fick deltagarna sedan bläddra i kortleken vi har skapat med mönster (patterns) för lyckat Agil transformation och välja de 5 som man trodde skulle skapa mest effekt i den egna organisationen. Det var inte helt lätt att välja bland de 20-tal korten, många reflekterade över hur olika dom hade valt, att det kunde skilja så mycket mellan olika bolag vad som behövde komma till för att möjliggöra ett Agilt arbetssätt.

Som avslutning diskuterade vi deltagarnas egna frågeställningar i en Lean Coffee och efter det gemensamt mingel. Det blev många givande och spännande diskussioner.

Stort tack alla som deltog och delade med sig av sina erfarenheter och frågeställningar. Vi hoppas vi ses på nästa event igen under hösten 🙂

Den här kvällen var ett litet smakprov på innehåll från Joel Ståhls kurs Agile Change Management.

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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.

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.

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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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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. I´m hugely appreciative of the support and help I have received in doing this, as well as all the positive feedback I have received. I´ts 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 Ståhl 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

It´s available so far only in English, published Jan 14, 2018. Please contact us if you´re 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

It´s available so far only in English, published Jan 8, 2018. Please contact us if you´re 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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Which are the biggest challenges for large corporations today?

The big challenge right now lies in getting leaders to see UX as a strategic matter, as a way to innovate and grow business. To dare to change the entire company’s orientation if necessary. Many organizations need to adapt to customer’s needs, and dare to experiment and do what’s necessary to give people what they want – and that might be something else than we knew about 6 months ago. Corporations need to explore new, creative ways to innovate on business modell, user experience and tech to meet customer demands – many organizations today only innovate in tech, missing out on the huge potential of customer experience and business model. Look how Spotify and the majority of today’s In-game payments work. They offer their service for free but earn money for added value.

Here you can learn more about Simon’s work and contact him if you have need for his services >

Simon Metacci UX Fullstack

What’s your view on UX and the future?

I believe that UX soon will evolve into something I call HX (Human Experience). HX will integrate all areas of experience into one single experience – the human one. With HX, there will be a more human-centric approach, a so-called human-to-human experience instead of business-to-consumer. What we measure and value will also evolve into something different. Instead of measuring KPIs like TimeOnSite or Avg.Revenue the goal will be to encourage collective well-being. Examples of future KPIs would be: SocialValue, PersonalValue, EnvironmentalValue, WorldHappinessImpact, Memorable, HealthImpact, etc. The more a company influence the world in a good way, the greater chance of surviving and strengthen its brand. When leaders realize the potential of User Experience as a differentiator and driver of business value, we as UXers will be able to set these new KPIs and drive this change. (more…)

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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:

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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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I’m interviewing Olga Buchenko, our new experienced Agile Product Owner at Dandy People with a background from Start Up ecosystem, fast moving consumer goods and retail industries. I’m very interested in her experience of how consumer needs can drive digital development and what that might mean for the retail industry today and tomorrow. Olga Buchenko Agile Product Owner

Which are the key trends that you see in the industry today?

A lot of consumers tend to treat the brands and products beyond the product itself and they are expecting to receive an added value from the product’s offering as a combination of the physical product and services around the product’s key value offering. Therefore creating additional services and finding new and exciting ways to drive product trial is a must for the brands to meet new consumers and stay relevant.
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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. I´m 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.

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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 arbetssättet och kraven på snabba leveranser håller på att förändra UX-rollen till att bli produktdesigner, UX-coacher, dom som vågar säga “vi vet inte – ännu”, organisationsdesigners och dom som faktiskt fokusera på det som skapar en bra användarupplevelse. Läsa hela om du vill veta varför…

  1. Användarnytta har blivit ett krav och “affären” har vaknat till liv

Vi vet att användarna vill ha mer än bara snygga och lättanvända gränssnitt som hjälper en att göra det man vill, i dag är det något man kräver och förväntar sig. Det nya är att företagen kräver att produkten också skapar affärs- eller verksamhetsnytta – och förstår att det måste hänga ihop. Att bara bygga antingen lösningar som användarna vill ha räcker inte, det räcker inte heller att vi bygger det affären beställer. Det gör att UXare inte bara behöver förstå sig på användarnas behov och situation, vi behöver också förstå oss på affären och verksamheten och bli balanskonstnärer där emellan för att hjälpa till att innovera på riktigt och skapa nyttiga, användarvänliga OCH affärsmässigt smarta produkter.
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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. It´s 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. It´s 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 it´s 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! I´m just amazed by all the positive feedback this little piece of Agile infographic has created. It´s 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 pågått, det går bara mycket fortare nu i och med digitaliseringen. Antingen drar man nytta av möjligheterna och förbättrar sin organisation, process och produkt, eller så blir man omkörd.

Konkurrensfördelen i mindre bolag, är att man enkelt kan föra dialog mellan viktiga funktioner i företaget och snabbt få ut sina produkter. Stora företag saknar ofta den möjligheten och är därför långsamma att anpassa sina strategier och erbjudanden efter nya behov och efterfrågan på marknaden.

Ett tydligt exempel är samarbetet mellan affärs- och tekniksidan där vi idag ser stor potential hos de flesta företag. De stora möjligheterna ligger ofta i ökad snabbrörlighet av affären och ett mer kundcentrerat arbetssätt. Snabbare beslut som rör erbjudandet ger minskade ledtider och ökad time to market vilket ofta ger starkt positiv påverkan av affären.

Det är här vi kan hjälpa till. Nya agila arbetssätt som sätter människan i centrum och fungerar tvärs över hela organisationen ger engagemang och starka relationer mellan företagets olika funktioner med korta beslutsvägar och stark innovationskraft. Stora företag kan behålla 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.

Citat

“Det viktiga är att människorna får så mycket kunskap som möjligt, så fort som möjligt, och därefter kan justera planen” – Mia
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Den Agila upphandlingskonferensen Lyckade upphandlingar
Den 21a februari höll vi vår andra konferens, “Lyckade upphandlingar” för att sprida ljus över hur vi kan upphandla Agil utveckling även inom LOU. Förra våren anordnade vi (agilakontrakt.se) en konferens i Köpenhamn och nu var vi i Stockholm. Vi blev ganska precis 50 taggade personer, både jurister, kunder i offentlig sektor, folk från 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 säga att anledningen till att jag engagerar mig i den här frågan inte alls är att jag kan upphandling – eller LOU, men däremot har jag lång erfarenhet av hur man med Lean UX och Agil metodik skapar digitala tjänster och produkter som löser riktiga problem, och det är den möjligheten jag vill skapa – speciellt när det gäller stora komplexa lösningar där det verkar omöjligt för många i dag att göra rätt. Jag ser år ut och år in alldeles för många upphandlingar göras i dag i Sverige där man inte ger projektet eller programmet den möjligheten, möjligheten att hitta och förstå vad de verkliga behoven och problemen är och tillsammans lösa dom. Jag har själv blivit drabbad av den typen av projekt, även lyckats vända ett par av dom till att faktiskt få arbeta Agilt och leverera värde. Men det är frustrerande, väldigt frustrerande, och väldigt, väldigt kostsamt och onödigt. (more…)

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Nyckeln till en lyckad upphandling är ett Agilt upphandlingsförfarande som lägger tonvikten på användarcentrerad utveckling och mätbara effektmål. Så går det tyvärr väldigt sällan till i verkligheten, är du intresserad av att veta mer ska du se filmen, och läsa bloggposten.

Jag har som flera av er säkert vet engagerat mig under ca 2,5 år tillsammans med ett par kollegor för att lyfta frågan kring hur en bra upphandling skulle kunna genomföras inom LOU för att ge möjlighet till bättre leveranser som löser riktiga problem och skapar önskad effekt. Framför allt har det här arbetet inneburit att vi har letat upp ett antal lyckade exempel från offentlig sektor där man har upphandlat Agilt och fått lyckade leveranser i tid och på budget. Det har varit svåra exempel att hitta, både på grund av att dom tyvärr är alldeles (på tok) för få, och att man tydligen inte riktigt känner sig trygg i att berätta 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:

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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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.
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 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 här posten är tidigare publicerad på Linked In.

Mitt “WHY” är att jag drivs av att möjliggöra förändring och förbättring hos organisationer, team, individer och produkter. Därför blev jag Crispare för snart 5 år sedan. Nu kan jag sedan 2014 även lägga till att jag drivs av att förändra Sverige. I alla fall hur offentlig upphandling inom LOU görs, och hur man beställer komplexa lösningar.

Dåliga upphandlingar har vi nog alla drabbats av, eller kanske även varit inblandade i. Som leverantörer med beställningar gjorda utan kontext eller tydliga mål, i verksamheten med krav på oss att “fånga alla kraven”, på den interna utvecklingsavdelningen med att försöka få ihop ngt fungerande – eller som privatpersoner i vår vardag. Varför kan vi inte applicera ett Agilt arbetssätt tänkte vi för att förbättra även detta? Och så var det lilla “förändringsprojektet” startat 🙂
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Känner du igen problemet med upphandling i offentlig sektor med dyra komplexa system som inte levererar tydlig användarnytta?

Problemet är allt för vanligt återkommande i de flesta stora komplexa upphandlingar inom både offentlig och privat sektor. Vi tror att svaret finns i det Agila arbetssättet med en Agil kravställan, Agila kontrakt och Agila leveranser, där vi har lång erfarenhet. 

Grovt förenklat ser skillnaden mellan en vattenfallsupphandling och en Agil upphandling ut så här

agile procurement vs traditional

Därför driver vi en förändringsprocess
sedan ca 1,5 år riktat till offentlig sektor, där vi vill nå ut till politiker så väl som myndigheter och leverantörer. Vårt mål är att förbättra möjligheterna för myndigheter att leverera mer nytta för mindre pengar. (more…)

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Cross functional teams are complete in expertise but not necessarily collaborative. Sometimes team members hold on to their expertise too much and the team does not perform to its potential. This Lego game illuminates the difference when members allow themselves to take on tasks outside their expertise, being so called T-shaped. Play the game to kick-start your change and create collaboration.

This post was first published on the Crisp blog when Mia Kolmodin was a Crisp consultant.

Collected downloads from this post – updated June 2017
X-team Facilitators Instructions as PDF >
The X team silos game poster in PDF >

Playing the game.

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Next week on april 28th, we’re having the worlds first Nordic conference on Agile Procurement in Copenhagen!

The line up with speakers is extremely interesting. We have real cases from from Denmark, Finland and Sweden where Agile Procurement and Agile Contracts has been used with successful results. With a lot of the cases in the public sector. Also, there will be talks about the Agile contracts and time to mingle and talk to speakers after the sessions.

Conference on Agile Procurement
Key Learnings from the upcoming conference on Agile Procurement and Agile Contracting on April 28th, 2016.

We are starting to see a shift here in Sweden where the public sector as well as the private are starting to procure with Agile methods, but the Agile contracts are rarely being used. This makes it difficult to get the benefit from the Agile requirements process and the Agile development. What I believe is needed to change this is to give access to real success cases within the same field, and to get the lawyers to understand and wanting to try the Agile contracts. This is what the conference is all about.

I hope to see some curious Swedish government agencies on the conference getting inspired from the many great success cases from Denmark and Finland. It can be done, and it will change the outcome of so many projects.

Join us in this great event and spread the word of successful procurement and development of big complex projects!

Book your ticket here, we still have seats left!

Read the full Conference description here >

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Today I held a Design Studio workshop with about 25 people at NetEnt in Stockholm. There where people joining in because they where curious, from all different departments. Perfect for innovation 🙂

Design Studio - The poster

Download the Design Studio poster as PDF >

It was just an hour, with a short introduction, starting with a warm up exercise to get their brains started up, and then 3 short time boxed iterations in 7 groups of 3-4 people. And then we had a 2 min presentation from each team on their combined idea in the team. Really exellent stuff!

A couple of the participants had done Design Studio before, but most of them had not. One of the participants said afterwards “When we got the mission, I had absolutely no ideas at all. But after just the first iteration I had plenty!”. Thats the way it works, you generate ideas and find solutions and see them from different angles as you work together.

The different groups came up with amazing ideas for future games on smart watches. Really innovative and cool 🙂

The Discovery Team

The Discovery Team

The more diverse your team is, the more perspectives you will see at the same time, and the better your ideas will be.

In the start of a new thing you might want to invite stakeholders, customer service, HR, marketing or others. When you do your sprints, you might pick some one outside the team to get a broader picture.  (more…)

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Att få bygga, skapa, designa och uppfinna har alltid varit något jag älskar att göra. Egentligen spelar det inte så stor roll vad det är, det roliga är att lösa problem, formulera vad jag vill, komma på vad som gör det bra, skissa och se att det växer fram något efter hand som jag inte kunde föreställa mig innan jag påbörjade arbetet.

Till vardags jobbar jag som kanske bekant för en del, med att coacha inom hur man bygger bygga digitala produkter, oftast Lean UX i Agila Team. Kanske är det därför det kliar lite extra i fingrarna i bland att göra väldigt fysiska produkter 🙂

HiFi prototyp efter några månader från The Game Crafter

LoFi prototyp
LoFi prototyp efter några veckor

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På grund av att många försöker få med “allt” I en IT-upphandling, är det endast 40% av det som byggs som gör nytta i digitala tjänster och produkter. Lean UX hjälper oss att bara bygga de 40% i stället för allt.

Att arbeta med Lean UX är ett bra sätt att kunna identifiera vad vi behöver bygga, och prioritera rätt löpande. Men hur funkar det egentligen med Lean UX och Agila team?

Mina nästa kurser inom ämnet under våren 2016: https://crisp.se/kurser/kurstyper/product-discovery-med-lean-ux

Jeff Gothelfs kurs för managers i Lean UX som kommer under våren 2016: https://crisp.se/kurser/kurstyper/lean-ux-in-the-enterprise

Upphandling med Lean UX och Agila kontrakt för upphandling med minskad waste: https://crisp.se/kurser/kurstyper/certifierad-agil-bestallare

Vill du att jag kommer och föreläser på ditt företag, eller hos din kund? Hör av dig!

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I dag har jag varit på UX Open tillsammans med ca 300 andra UXare. Vi har diskuterat och delat med oss av erfarenheter. Det har varit givande och roligt.

Kul häng på UX open :)
Kul häng på UX open 🙂

Den här posten handlar om den workshop som jag och Anette Lovas från Expressen höll med 30 nyfikna personer. Vi gjorde två olika övningar som bygger på metodiken upplevelsebaserat lärande, och syftet var att skapa en förståelse för varför vi behöver arbeta Agilt och med Lean UX. Vi gör övningar för att simulera en situation och möjliggöra en upplevelse som vi sedan diskuterar ikring. Dessa två övningar var Sommarängen, och en övning som vi kallar “Simple, Complicated and Complex”. Här beskriver jag hur dessa övningar fungerar och varför du ska göra dom. Gör det gärna med kunder, utvecklingsteam, ledningsgrupper och chefer, på utbildningar, möten eller workshops. Jag har lånat övningarna av mina Crispkollegor som har kommit på dom.
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Hur något som egentligen är så självklart kan komma som en aha-upplevelse är en gåta – även för mig som jobbar med det dagligen. För ett litet tag sedan höll jag en utbildning i upphandling och kravställning, “Certifierad Agil Beställare”, efter utbildningen sa en av deltagare att den största aha-upplevelsen var insikten att vi ska göra en bra “behovsställan” i stället för kravställan för att lyckas med upphandlingen och inte styra in på detaljerade lösningar. Det var ju så självklart! Att jag inte har sett det förut?

I den stunden myntades ett nytt begrepp – “behovsställan”.

Insikten hade hon fått genom att vi hade gjort övningar i att gemensamt definiera målgrupper med gemensamma behov, och sedan titta på vilka dom behoven var genom att göra user journeys. Insikten att vi definierar befintliga beteenden och hittar problem som utgångspunkt i upphandlingen gjorde stor skillnad i att förstå att en lyckad upphandling måste vara en upphandling som utgår från behov och löser riktiga problem för riktiga användare.

Ett skifte som många behöver göra

Ofta när jag jobbar på produktföretag, oavsett storlek, så ser jag att just detta är är ett skifte som behöver göras. Många företag fokuserar direkt på vad lösningen är genom att beskriva en detaljerad lösning, i stället för att först titta på VARFÖR och för VEM, vad är behovet och vilka problem ska vi lösa? Har vi inte förstått vad problemet är och för vem, så kan vi inte heller hitta den rätta lösningen. Det faktiska utförandet av lösningen bör ligga i teamet, och inte hos beställaren, det är dom som har kunskapen och verktygen att bygga lösningen på rätt sätt, beställaren bör fokusera på att man bygger rätt sak.
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