Lead Agile Transformations that Scale and Succeed across the Entire Organization
Most organizational leaders know agility is paramount to survival in a world of unprecedented volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA). This is why so many keep attempting Agile transformations even after previous initiatives have failed. But the truth is, both organizations and leaders need new ways of thinking--they need to upgrade their organizational "operating system."
Built on the proven Integral Agile Transformation Framework(TM) (IATF), Agile Transformation offers a fresh perspective and systemic approach that can operate on all levels, from individual to enterprise. Learn how to use IATF to combine what you know subjectively ("heart") with what you can measure objectively ("data"). Even if you are already using leadership or culture models, scaled frameworks, or other techniques, IATF helps you place them in context, overcome their limitations, and gain more value from them. As it has in many other organizations, IATF can help you become an authentic Transformational Leader and finally build an organization that is truly Agile.
- Gain crucial new perspective for leading your Agile transformation: insight into your world, organization, work, and yourself
- Understand what your current Agile methods do and don't do, how they interact or conflict, and where you need something more
- Structure existing models and frameworks into an understandable meta-framework
- Master a unified and practical system for mapping what's going on and what needs to change
- Discover practical ways to successfully lead both human and organizational aspects of change
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Michael K. Spayd's career in Agile began in 2001 as one of the leaders of a very large-scale adoption of Agile XP. Subsequently, Michael led and coached Agile transformations in a wide variety of contexts; as part of his practice, speaking, and teaching, he has endeavored to bring in key disciplines from fields external to Agile, such as professional coaching, systemic management, organization development (OD), organization culture and change, and approaches to develop more effective sensemaking in leaders. In 2010, Michael cofounded the Agile Coaching Institute, where he trained several thousand Agile coaches. In 2016, he cofounded Trans4mation, and in 2020 he and colleagues launched the Collective Edge ( www.the-collective-edge.com), to help expand consciousness at the critical edge of our collective needs.
Michele Madore is the principal and cofounder of Trans4mation ( www.trans4mation.coach). She is passionately devoted to the development of Agile coaches, leaders, and organizations across the globe. Her entire work life of nearly 30 years--whether as an organizational leader, consultant, coach, or employee--has been guided by an inner desire for positive change, with a focus on humanity in the workplace. She has spent the last 15 years helping organizations of all sizes on their journey to agility, and coached and trained hundreds of Agile Coaches. Michele is a Professional Integral Coach, a coaching method that has helped her to bring the Integral Agile Transformation Framework more alive in its practical use for organizations and in the development of leaders. Mostly, she feels incredibly blessed to share her voice, to be of service to those seeking to find their way in their work, through the gift they give in the making of it, but most especially in the feeling of it.