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Radical Agility: When Agile... Wasn't?

Radical Agility: When Agile... Wasn't?

Paul Finlayson Adams

April 06, 2022

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  1. HELLO! I am Paul Adams Engineering Leadership: ▸ Zalando ▸

    Wayfair ▸ Scout24 (“RightMove for Germany”) ▸ Vercel 2
  2. AGILITY FAILED Not only is agility dead, it never really

    lived and was hardly ever practiced properly. 9
  3. The Components 17 AUTONOMY Teams are the basic unit of

    engineering. A team should be able to deliver without the need for collaboration with another team. TRUST Teams should always act with good intent and assume other teams are acting similarly. We all have the skills we need to get our job done well. If now, we develop those skills as part of our work. MASTERY We all know why we are here. Our team knows why it is here. We feel connected to the business. PURPOSE
  4. Agility Had A Branding Problem ▸ Everyone was agile… ▸

    …But nobody was agile. ▸ They were all Scrum. Or Radical Agility. 21
  5. Switcheroo In 2017 “nobody” was really agile, but all claimed

    to be. In 2022 “nobody” really claims to be agile, but are more agile than ever. 22