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Fun Discussion with Luke Pivac About Agility and Employment

Johanna Rothman

(That link just goes to the first post) My most recent book: Project Lifecycles: How to Reduce Risks, Release Successful Products, and Increase Agility. In addition, here's the unedited transcript: Agile _ Adapt – Expert Talk – Johanna Rothman – April 2024 in docx format. Luke and I always have fun discussions.

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Effective Agility Requires Cultural Changes: Part 1

Johanna Rothman

I see many teams and team members who say, “Agile stinks. ” When I ask people what's happening, they say: We're doing an agile death march because someone else already told us what we have to do and the date it's due. And don't get me started on how coaches tend to do life coaching instead of support for agility.)

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Not So Serious Discussion About Project Lifecycles with Agile Uprising Podcast

Johanna Rothman

I was on the Agile Uprising podcast this past Sunday, discussing my most recent book. Some of what we discussed: That managers want agility but do not care about any agile methods or frameworks. While we might think “agile” is another project organization method—or lifecycle—it's not. See (and hear!):

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Video and Slides from Fake Agility Talk Posted

Johanna Rothman

I had a terrific time at the Hands On Agile Community meetup. Thank you, Stefan, and the entire Hands On Agile community. The post Video and Slides from Fake Agility Talk Posted appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. Stefan Wolpers, the host, posted the video. Also, see the slides on my speakerdeck.

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Unemployed Agilists: Review the Hype Cycle & Your Agility to Help You Manage Future Job Changes, Part 4

Johanna Rothman

I started this series by discussing why managers didn't perceive the value of agile coaches and Scrum Masters in Part 1, resulting in layoffs.) That's why I then asked people to review their product-oriented domain expertise and agile-focused domain expertise in Part 3. Especially, Agile is Not a Silver Bullet.

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How Agile Managers Use Uncertainty to Create Better Decisions Faster

Johanna Rothman

Does that sound like an agile team to you? However, managers don't create features as agile teams do. Agile teams don't assume they make a final product the first time out. Agile teams don't assume they make a final product the first time out. How can managers work as agile teams do, so they can change direction?

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How to Become an Agile Learner

Harvard Business

Learning agility — the skill of learning from experiences so you can succeed in new situations — is a much sought-after skill to create a flexible, mobile, and resilient workforce. For example, a leader with learning agility can successfully transfer their talents across different parts of an organization.

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