Agile transformations are supposed to make organizations modern, competitive, and relevant. But in the well-intentioned effort to move into the future, change leaders find themselves frustrated by pushback, limited impact, poor practices, and unfair criticism. What's going on?
Jesse Fewell's book cuts through the "quick-fix" hype of agile theory and explains a recurring transformational pattern that unpacks what holds organizations back. The boost is the initial gains from logical first steps; the barrier is the unavoidable roadblock that must come next; and the rebound is the way forward to further gains by leaning against the concept of the original boost. With these counterintuitive rebounds, Fewell identifies seven leadership moves that can be used to unblock stalled agile transformations.
No, your transformation is not a failure. It turns out the buy-in, the talent, the alignment, and the growth you need to break through are already in front of you; it's all simply hidden under the surfaceundiscovered, unutilized, and untapped.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Transformation Frustration 1
Chapter 2 Stop Selling, Start Aligning 19
Chapter 3 Give It Away 43
Chapter 4 Throw the Textbook Away 65
Chapter 5 Master "No" 88
Chapter 6 Attack Culture and Structure Together 114
Chapter 7 Look in the Mirror 138
Chapter 8 Own the Narrative 167
Chapter 9 Transforming Your Transformation 186
About the Author 215