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We believe in visual models that support common views, transparency and collaboration, that helps us as individuals and teams shift towards a growth mindset.

The system shift poster was initially created due to our need within Dandy People to find common ways to think about and work with Agile transformations without getting fixed to specific frameworks – and also in an efficient way communicate how we work towards our customers.

The poster is our combined experience within the team at Dandy People, condensed into one page of goodies.

Questions we wanted to answer in this poster

  • What are the different choices we have on where to start?
  • What structured ways of moving towards Agility do we see?
  • What type of leadership is needed to enable an Agile organization?
  • Why do we start with structures and not just training?
  • How do we enable sustainability in change that never ends?

the system shift in a nutshell
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What are the different choices we have on where to start? – Holistic view to achieve Business Agility

We have seen many organizations start their agile journey within one part of the existing organization, mostly within IT (component teams). For traditional organizations to become more innovative, have shorter time to market and stay relevant as employees and for their customers, that is no longer enough. We suggest that you work “bottom up” – and “top down”, and that you create cross functional feature teams on both operational level AND on leadership level, as far up in the hierarchy as possible. A cross functional leadership team is needed to give focus to the organization and to remove impediments from the operational teams as quickly as possible. Traditional structures are too slow and will not suffice.

holistic view for business agility

What structured ways of moving towards Agility do we see? – The Agile Transformation Ladder

The ladder is helping us see the necessary steps that traditional organization need to move through to become flexible and highly efficient.

The change process happens in 4 dimensions:

    • Individual
    • Team
    • Organization
    • Leadership

Visualized in the ladder you can see that leadership runs like a red thread from the bottom to the top. Leaders need to go first to act as a role model and enable improvements of the system. You will be able to read more about the ladder in an upcoming post.

Agile Transformation Ladder by Dandy People, inspired by Agile Fluency Model, Copyright by James Shore & Diana Larsen. 

 

What type of leadership is needed to enable an Agile organization? – the Leadership Shift Model

The Leadership Shift Model shows the paradigm shift in leadership today where new leadership behaviours are needed in a VUCA-world to be able to improve business. Instead of traditional ways that focus on managing people we need to shift towards growing people to enable business growth. Traditional conventional leadership focuses on striving for agreements and to make interventions if needed, and if even further down the use of “carrot and stick”, reward and punishment and being over controlling is common. These conventional leadership styles (and systems) are holding people back as well as holding their ability to innovate and solve real customer problems. In the short term it might look as your organization is delivering, but long term your business will suffer.

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I 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 Dandys 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 🙂

Currently published posters in the Dandy “in a nutshell” series:
– Agile Coaching in a Nutshell
Agile HR in a Nutshell
– The Customer Journey Product Organization
– Agile Leadership in a Nutshell
– Agile User Experience – with a dash of Lean UX
– Product Ownership in a Nutshell
– Agile Change Management in a Nutshell
– Monotasking in a Nutshell
– Get seated for Agile
– Agile in a Nutshell

Since I published the first Agile in a Nutshell poster about in September 2017 it has been downloaded about 40.000 times and translated to several languages by Agile people around the world, and together all the posters have been downloaded over 70.000 times (jan 2019). 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 friends 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. I could not have created any of these poster without their knowledge and collaboration. The Agile HR poster was created together with Riina Hellström and Natal dank from the Agile HR community.

Enable Business Agility in a Nutshell Poster

This poster cover the combination of the people perspective and the business perspective and how new perspectives and ways of working can enable business agility. Only once these two perspectives are in sync we can truly empower people and build learning organizations that not just handle complexity better – but even uses it as a business advantage. Published March, 2019. Please contact us if you are 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. This poster is available in English and Portuguese.Enabling Business Agility

Agile Coaching in a Nutshell Poster

This poster visualizes what we as Agile Coaches do and what competences we have. The purpose of this poster is to create a common understanding of this new role(s) and function for the rest of the organization – but also a way for us as Agile Coaches to use for growing our competences in a strategic way and building cross functional Agile Coaching teams. Published February 3, 2019. Please contact us if you are 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. This poster is available in English, Turkish, Russian and Portuguese.
agile coach in a nutshell

Agile HR in a Nutshell Poster

This poster visualizes what Agile means for HR, both how HR can benefit from Agile and how HR can support Agile transformations. Published January 15th, 2019. 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. This poster is now available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Swedish.

Agile in a Nutshell Poster

The Customer Journey Product Organization In a Nutshell Poster

We have captured the over all visualization of how the organization can work hoping to give you a goal picture and a common understanding. It’s available so far only in English, published in November, 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 Customer Journey Product Organization in a Nutshell poster for free download (PDF) >


customer journey product organization

Get Seated for Agile Poster – Agile Seating

The poster is made to visualize anti patterns in seating to help uncover what need to be done to move in to a seating optimized for team work helping teams solve complex problems and feeling safe.
It´s available so far only in English, published June, 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 Get Seated for Agile Poster for Free Download >

get seated for agile

Leadership in a Nutshell Poster

It´s available in English, Portuguese and French, 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 in English and Portuguese, 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

Product Ownership in a Nutshell Poster

It’s available in English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese 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

Agile Change Management Poster

It’s available in English and Portuguese. 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

Monotasking in a Nutshell Poster

It’s available in English, Portuguese 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 >

Agile in a Nutshell Poster

It’s available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, German, Arabic, Portuguese 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

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