is about the problems that organizations face when adopting agility at scale. What are typical problems, organizational design flaws and what would need to change in order to be successful.
Chapter 1 — Organizing for Adaptability
Chapter 3 — Optimize for Adaptiveness
is about the strategic choice regarding optimization goals. It provides the basics of lean thinking and queueing theory to make informed tradeoffs between flow and resource efficiency.
Chapter 2 — Systems Thinking
describes the overarching approach to improve on organization. We introduce the basic concepts and techniques and lay the foundation for the rest of the book.
Chapter 4 — Agile Organization Design
describes organization design principles for use when working at the leadership level of an organization.
Chapter 5 — An Agile Adoption Approach
provides an overview of the adoption approach. We share a birds-eye view of the activities we found crucial for a large-scale adoption.
Chapter 6 — Coaching for Change
provides guiding principles on how to make the change successful
in your organization.
Chapter 7 — Group Facilitation
is about the many occasions where you need to facilitate a group of people. In this chapter, we share how to prepare, design, and facilitate workshops.
Chapter 9 — Launching the Product Group
shows how to successfully launch the product group and prepare to work in the new organization design. We provide a set of activities and techniques you can consider in your launch.
Chapter 8 — Preparing the Product Group
describes how to do just enough preparation to successfully start your transformation. We explain how to align management around their objectives, identify what needs to change, define your product, and how to identify the organizational elements to form the product group.
Chapter 10 — Coaching Teams
is about working with teams in a large group. We delve into what teams are and what you as a coach can do to guide team development. We discuss techniques you can use for coaching, and productive team relationships.
Chapter 11 — Guiding the Product Ownership
is about service to product ownership of a large product group. Who is the right person to lead the group? How to move away from output to outcome-based measures, and how to work with multiple teams.
Appendix — Case Studies and Workshop Examples
It is our hope that you, the reader of this book, will enjoy the benefits of Coaching Agile Organizations, and be inspired to face your organizational design challenges head-on.