Michael Spayd 10/20/10

Talk: Blueprint for an Agile Enterprise: Plans, Tools &Techniques for Building a Human Enterprise

Would you like your whole organization to act and ‘feel’ more like an Agile team? Starting up Agile teams is a well understood process; expanding Agile to the organization level is definitely not! Having applied an organization development perspective and methods to Agile implementation for over 8 years, a multi-layer organizational architecture has emerged for building a truly human enterprise. Each level has an overall perspective, specific tools and key practices. In this one hour session, we will very briefly explore the 7 levels, then drill down on the organizational culture level. Participants will be able to do a brief assessment of their own culture, seeing either why Agile fits, or why it goes against the grain of their organization. Topics include organization culture, leadership, organization change, team performance, and management’s role. You’ll leave with a template to customize an organization change plan for your business unit or organization. [Note: this is a ‘post-view’ of an invited tutorial for the Agile 2010 Conference in Orlando.]
Michael Spayd
Michael catalyzes client change, facilitating dramatic improvement in business results and satisfaction through cutting edge coaching and educational approaches. Michael has worked as an organizational change consultant for over 20 years with clients ranging from Fortune 100 to Global 1000, small businesses and non-profits. Since 2001, he has specialized in large-scale enterprise transformation driven by Lean and Agile methods and similar ‘organization of the future’ thinking. Michael has formal training in systems coaching (ORSCC), psychology (Master’s degree), Co-Active leadership coaching, and organizational behavior. He is a Certified Organization and Relationship Systems Coach, Certified Professional Facilitator, and Certified Scrum Master. Michael speaks and writes frequently for industry events and publications. Michael is president of Collective Edge Coaching, llc, whose mission is to champion and facilitate healthy teams and organizations.