I am writing this newsletter from Bengaluru (Bangalore) India where I’m attending Agile India 2017. I’d like to express my gratitude to Naresh Jain, Todd Little, and the rest of the team behind the conference for giving me the opportunity to be part of this event. This is my first trip to India, and it’s been a great experience.
Since I’ve been busy putting the finishing touches on my presentations, delivering them, and having some great conversations with folks here at the conference, this week’s newsletter will be pretty short.
I decided to share the pages I put together for each of my three sessions covering Agile Leadership, effectiveness, and the Product Owner Role. I also threw in a video interview I did at the conference.
Kent J. McDonald
Agile Leadership: Accelerating Business Agility
On Monday, Niel Nickolaisen, Todd Little, and I presented a day long workshop covering several of the ideas from Stand Back and Deliver. We covered things such as the Purpose Based Alignment Model, Business Value Model, Trust Ownership Model, the Context Leadership Model, the Cynefin Framework, and Uncertainty. 2×2 matrices galore!
‘Tis Better to be Effective Than Efficient
On Tuesday morning, I had a session in the Agile Mindset part of the conference that contrasted effectiveness and efficiency. As part of the presentation I shared three keys to effectiveness, along with a simple technique for each one:
- Build a Shared Understanding
- Provide Guardrails for Decision Making
- Measure based on Outcome, not Output
Examining The Product Owner Role
On Thursday morning, I presented a session on the Lean Product Discovery part of the contrast that described the various product ownership models that exist in the wild. The presentation covers the models described in the recent blog post series.
Agile India 2017 Podcast
On Tuesday afternoon, I sat down with Sean Dunn (and Chris Edwards) to talk about my views on effectiveness. Here’s a video of that interview.