Watching an industry evolve from punched cards to AI has been a joy. Watching it devolve from valuing multiple competencies to turning those competencies into separate organizational structures and silos, was not.
It’s time to focus on the human side of organizations and what sets them up for success. Co-author of Creating Shared Context: An Adaptive Strategy Game, my goal is to help people and organizations identify and focus on their collective purpose.
A partner in AdaptiveOrg, I have over 40 years of leadership, product development, business development, training development and delivery, technology, and operational experience in public and private sector organizations in Canada and the US.
A lead contributor to the OECD’s ICT Procurement Playbook, I was also the Author Mentor for PRINCE2 Agile from AXELOS. My 2015 book, Agile Value Delivery: Beyond the Numbers was endorsed by Dr. Alistair Cockburn a co-author of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. The ideas I shared in that book became the basis for the Agile Business Value Management Learning Path of the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile), which is now used globally by training companies to develop certified course content. It also made its way into the Agile Extension to the BABoK and the Value section of the PMI-ACP. I was an initial contributor to the first Business Agility Institute’s (BAI) Domains of Agility and, with my partner, Dan, have recently taken over stewardship of BAI’s Strategic Agility domain.
I was a contributor to #NoProjects: A Culture of Continuous Value (InfoQ) by Evan Leybourn, Founder of the BAI, and Shane Hastie, Director of Agile Learning Programs at ICAgile, as well as to AgileSHIFT from AXLEOS, and a reviewer for “Wiki Management: A Revolutionary New Model for a Rapidly Changing and Collaborative World” by Rod Collins.