Monday, September 5, 2011

Agile Software Development or Radical Management?

In any case, an idea who's time has come!

Steve Denning, recently wrote a 5 part series of articles on the forbes.com blog: Why Amazon Can't Make A Kindle In the USA. The response was extraordinary for a management article and unheard of for an Agile article - as I write this, the first article alone has been read over 280'000 times. The follow up articles had another 100'000 reads.

Radical Management is taking the message of Lean, Agile and Scrum to general management.


Now, when I talk to thought leaders in business, I often hear - 'yes, I have been teaching 'this' for years! -- where 'this' means self-organization, short feedback loops, working with or delighting the customer, minimizing waste, removing impediments, creating a learning organization, or other values, principles and practices of Scrum, Lean, and Agile.

Finally the message is getting through!

IT and manufacturing organizations doing Agile, Scrum and Lean were the evangelists and early adopters. Now they are finding they are finding common values and practices in everything from Rental Car operations to building housing.

Now is the time for the early majority in business management to get on the train! Do you want to get on board?
  • Radical Management Gathering in Zurich for C-Suite Managers: Steve Denning and I will host a 1-day introduction into the principles and practices of Radical Management
    Info & Registration
  • Lean Agile Scrum Conference - keynotes from Steve Denning and David J. Anderson, 16 Workshops and Sessions from experts around Europe for all levels of the organization. Of course 'the Doctor is IN' a free clinic from expert to expert in a private atmosphere, so you can get solutions for your issues.
    Info and Registration. 
And if that's not enough: as sponsors of the Conference, Peter Beck, Andreas Schliep and will be there and look forward to seeing you there as well!

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