Agile Transformation Using the Integral Agile Transformation Framework to Think and Lead Differently

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Agile Transformation Using the Integral Agile Transformation Framework to Think and Lead Differently by Spayd, Michael K.; Madore, Michele, 9780321885319
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  • ISBN: 9780321885319 | 0321885317
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/23/2020

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Most organizational leaders have recognized that agility is paramount to their organization's survival. Still, many have abandoned their Agile Transformations in the past, only to come back for a second (or third) attempt, perhaps with a different approach, or a different vendor. Why? The painful stories from Enterprise Agile coaches are largely the same: management doesn’t get it, culture doesn't change, no meaningful customer involvement; or, Agile works, but our organizational processes, structures and leadership don’t align with our new way of working. As leaders, we are being asked to see into the future as never before, challenged with our VUCA world, asked to upgrade the thinking behind our thinking. In short, we are in over our heads, struggling to fulfill the promise of Agile with the organization -- and internal leader's operating system -- that we currently have.


Agile Transformation is founded on the Integral Agile Transformation Framework ™ (IATF), which utilizes the power of Integral thinking to help us gain a thoroughly fresh perspective on Agile Transformations. Integral is natively systemic, intentionally multi-leveled (individuals up to organizations), inherently subjectively oriented (heart-centered) and objectively oriented (data-driven), providing a left and right-brain integrated approach. The Integral view looks with compassion at the different and conflicting worldviews, offering us clarity and new ways of understanding each other and our own world. Most importantly, the IATF does not attempt to replace any other models or applications; rather, it gives them all a clear place within an understandable meta-framework, one that provides a sort of universal addressing system. Said another way, the IATF does not supersede the ‘applications’ (such as scaled frameworks or leadership or culture models), rather it provides a map or addressing system within which all these applications have a place, and a clear relationship to each other. The Integral Agile Transformation Framework™ reveals each application’s inherent strengths, limitations, and what other apps might support it. It is neutral in the sense that it’s not biased to one approach, but accommodates and maps all equally. 

The first portion of the book is devoted to helping the Transformation Leader download this organizational operating system for their organization’s transformation efforts. The second portion of the book addresses the necessary upgrade to their own Leader’s Operating System (LOS), one that will allow to become an authentic Transformational Leader, one capable of actually leading such an organizational transformation.


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