Paul Ellarby Agile Transformation Leadership Qualities
This week on the podcast Ryn does the interview with guest Paul Ellarby as they discuss the need for and types of leadership for an Agile Transformation.
Paul and Ryn share a lot of common experiences in this area. Paul is from the Scrum Alliance and has over 20 years experience in the information technology field. Among many other things, Paul is a Certified Scrum Professional, Certified Scrum Master, and a Certified Scrum Product Owner.
The Power of Failure
One surprise is the interest that Mr. Ellarby has in failure, and cites the number of failures one experiences as a sign of experience and real knowing.
The News Segment
From Engineering.com, PCT’s AgileWorx is an industry first Agile Software Solution
PTC AgileWorx gives users the visibility to bring software, systems and hardware teams together to streamline operations and find impediments that are blocking progress. Specifically designed to meet the unique needs of manufacturers building complex, smart and connected products, AgileWorx is an industry first that aims to solve the problems that arise when applying Agile principles to the realm of product engineering.
Agile Leadership Academy™ Launches: First Session Kicks Off Accelerated Journey to Leadership Agility
Sanjiv Augustine and Arlen Bankston launched the fast-paced, graduate style leadership program: The Agile Leadership Academy™. They are kicking this off on September 12, 2016 in Washington D.C. just before the Agile DC Executive Summit.
Here is a link to the academy For more information and to register, see agileleadershipacademy.com.
The Scrum Alliance has a new video titled, Agile Education Compass
What does it mean for an educator to be Agile? Discover how the education community is adapting Agile to be used in a 21st century classroom. – See more at: https://www.scrumalliance.org/employer-resources/video-agile-education-compass-(duration-5-22)#sthash.9B5gG36K.dpuf
From CIO, Addressing the agile ‘fear factor’ during Enterprise Resource Program Upgrades
Article talks about how difficult it is to persuade a company to make any changes out of the fear that something might break. Even now, CIO’s are fearful. Change is always a little scary. Even if we are sick and tired of our current situation, or have outgrown it, at least it’s familiar. We can operate within it and negotiate familiar obstacles with relative ease. With any new situation comes new potential for discomfort and loss. Our worst-case scenarios and worrisome “what ifs” can keep us from feeling our way into a better reality.