Agile BS and the Leadership Impediment
In 2018 the Defense Innovation Board (DIB), an advisory panel comprised of technology companies, academics, and DoD personnel, issued “How to Detect Agile BS,” a publication intended to alert Agencies that are purchasing “agile” services to the signs of “fake agile.” The problem is that this board, made up of some of the biggest names in the business, got it wrong! In this presentation Jeff Dalton, will offer a solution to solve fake agile, along with a fact-based rebuttal to one of the biggest misconceptions about agile today. Jeff demonstrates how the Defense Innovation Board missed the root cause of the problem they were trying to solve. Drawing upon research from his latest book, Great Big Agile: An OS for Agile Leaders, and based on interviews and assessments of more than 200 self-described agile organization, Jeff will present data, models, and solutions to the problem and demonstrate why agile is really a multi-layered leadership model. Some of the data he’ll discuss includes: 45% of agile teams say they lack management support; 51% of managers report that they do not have leadership skills needed for large-scale agility; and 65% say corporate vision and philosophy conflict with agile values. Clearly developers are not the problem!