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Continuous ChitChat with the DevOps Institute


Lean/Agile coach Julia Wester (that’s me!) of Lagom Solutions chitchats with Jayne Groll of the DevOps Institute on the importance of flow, and how “management doesn’t have to be a nasty word.”

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LeanAgile US: Boosting Agility by Scaling Your Decision-Making

I was very excited to be selected to speak again this year at LeanAgile US 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This is a great conference with knowledgeable and engaging speakers, a growing national audience and lots of positivity and learning. I recommend this up and coming conference for your 2019 plans!

My talk this year is about how to allow more people in your organization to make safe decisions inline with organizational intent so that we can move like a flock of birds – quickly shifting during flight, but in constant alignment. When we no longer have to stop to ask for a decision, we start to foster conditions in which agility can thrive and increase our chances of survival in the disruptive climate of the 21st century.

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This week’s video to watch: What Agile is Not

This video is episode four of Jim Benson‘s series called the Agile Heretic. While the title of the series sounds provocative, the intent is only to help us reflect on how things have evolved. While questioning things can be thought of as heretical, I believe that the intent behind this video series is to remind us that it serves to improve, protect, not destroy. So, take ~12 minutes and listen with open ears to hear more about these seven things Agile is not:

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