The first Lean Change Management podcast features Paul Gibbons, the author of The Science of Successful Organizational Change. In this episode we talk about what the Agile community can learn from the organizational development and change management communities.
The Agile community groans when late adopters discover it as being the greatest thing ever. I’ll wager most Agile practitioners don’t realize everything in Agile has been stripped from ideas that are decades old. It doesn’t matter where these ideas came from, let’s merge ideas from Agile, OD, CM and HR in order to build resilient organizations.
Teams often feel they have had Agile pushed on them and they simply have to go along with whatever is pushed from above. Change canvases help people in teams take ownership of their changes that align with the organization’s purpose.
Agile teams can fly under the radar until they bump up against the organizational boundaries. At that point, ‘being Agile’ and ‘Agile mindset’ discussions become useless for moving forward.
People process change differently. Sometimes you can be explicit about how people are affected by change and use that in your retrospective to provoke powerful discussions.
When faced with a desire to produce a big plan when introducing change, you have a choice. Here’s how I dealt with this choice.
Change Management is a relatively new profession. And it’s changing rapidly. The more we learn, the more we realize that adapatability is the key, not blindly following a method. The New Change Manager is someone who understands what change management is all about.
Many practitioners cling to the method of choice, yet the creators of those methods like to say that change fails 70% of the time. In this post I explore why you should create your own change method.
- Lean Change Agent – Vienna on October 21, 2015
- Workshop: Organizational Change Skills for Agile Practitioners on October 22, 2015
- Organizational Change for Agile Practitioners on October 23, 2015
- Lean Change Agent – Antwerp on October 29, 2015
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“Changing yourself is difficult. Changing an organization? One might say impossible. And, Jason has written a handbook that allows you to consider ways to implement the impossible.
With the idea of feedback-focused change, you can change an organization, one small step at a time. He’s done it. You can do it. Let him show you what works and what doesn’t.
I love the stories. They ring true and follow what I know about change and people.”Johanna Rothman
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