Can flexible companies scale?

Mar 23 2016 by Dawna Jones Print This

Dawna Jones talks to author Steve Denning about scaling practices like Agile, DevOps, Lean and Scrum to be effective in large organizations.

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How can practices like Agile, DevOps, Lean and Scrum be scaled to work in large companies? To answer that, Dawna talks to Steve Denning, author of A Leader’s Guide to Radical Management and five other management books and a Forbes contributor.

In this podcast, you’ll learn how companies implementing self-organized ways of working, are making the massive shift in mindset.

  • The truth behind “that won’t work here”.
  • How work is coordinated when managers enable rather than ‘tell-sell-yell’.
  • The key to making the adjustment from traditional management to creative and collaborative.
  • The role of radical transparency.
  • What do leaders do when things become uncomfortable and weird.

Along with Jay Goldstein, adjunct lecturer in entrepreneurship at McCormick School of Engineering, Steve heads up the Learning Consortium under the auspices of the Scrum Alliance to coordinate a learning exchange between creative and innovative companies who want to work differently.

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Dawna Jones
Dawna Jones

The Evolutionary Provocateur bi-monthly show is for executives, managers, and supervisors (OR for leaders at all levels) who have noticed that it is not what you know but who you are that has the biggest impact.

Dawna Jones, the show's host, believes that by raising awareness and understanding we can make a quantum leap to a new level of innovation in business - but it has to be done collectively.

What better way to do it than by provoking the evolution of how you see yourself and your role!

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