Scaling destroys business agility – meaning the ability to respond to changing market conditions. In 2018 only 4% of State Of Agile respondents reported that Agile helped their business respond to changing market conditions. In 2019 it was 6%. In 2020, the survey stopped asking that question.
Responding to change is one of the four manifesto values, so that’s a massively expensive failure across the whole world. Ignoring that failure in the VUCA world of 2021 is suicidal for any organization. So this session is about the values and principles of a new movement that inherits the whole Agile manifesto, and repurposes it to help organizations continuously, intelligently adapt to changing market conditions.
We’ll learn 5 critical descaling metrics and how to measure them across your organization; understand why we need to supplement the Agile values with 4 more if were going to accelerate learning flow across the organization, and explore 12 simple but extremely powerful ecosystem-thinking principles that distinguish agile businesses from hidebound, self-defeating bureaucracies.