How to adapt the agile manifesto from a software context, to a change management context
Changing our organizations is hard, and changing how we think about change is even more difficult. The world doesn't need yet another 'agile change management' set of pillars, PowerPoints, or frameworks.
As change agents, what we need to move change forward already exists, we simply need to stop and look around.
This book will help you with three things:
Sounds like magic doesn't it? Unfortunately it's not, it's hard work, and it's up to you.
Traditional change management has focused on making other people change their behaviour to ensure successful change.
Maybe the problem has been the lens we've been looking through. Maybe it's us, the change agents, who need to think about change differently.
This book will help you look at change through the lens of true agility. That is, agility based on the timeless values and principles of the agile manifesto.
You'll find plenty of stories, insightful tips, and practical actions based on my 20 years of experience working as a Product Owner, Scrum Master, agile team member, change manager, internal and external agile coach, and organizational change agent.
Best of all, inside the book are connections to a greater community of agile change agents around the world who've been able to use the agile values and principles as a guide for approaching change in a different way.
I learned a valuable lesson when my team won the lean startup weekend at Lean Startup Machine Toronto back in 2012 and it's stuck with me ever since.
Validation of the idea is the most important thing. This is the 3rd edition of this book. It's already been improved by reader feedback within a month. Pro tip: if you're writing a book, get the ideas out sooner before you spend all your time and money on too much polish!
If you don't like the book because you don't like the ideas. That matters. If you don't like the book because a comma is missing, well, let's just say you missed the point and this book isn't for you.
That means you might find some punctuation out of place or a speling misteak, but don't worry, you'll get free updates to new versions!
And to be fair, I corected 3,300 Jira tickets thanks to my copy editor, Julia Borgini! Maybe she should have copy-edited this page as well.
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