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Creating Agile Organizations Interview with Cesario Ramos

25 November 2022

Diego Callizo interviewed Cesario Ramos about his new book. We kept the interview short (20′) and to the point. Here are some of the insights: -How can managers benefit from this book?-The risk of rolling back #change-Ratio of organisations transforming successfully.-Why transformations never end?

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What does your Team Optimize For?

11 November 2022

What does your Team Optimize For? The canvas below shows four characteristics of development teams. On the y-axis, you can plot the level of cross domain work your team picks up. It goes from working on a Single Domain (top) to working on the Whole Product Domain ( bottom ). On the x-axis, you can […]

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Creating Agile Organisations

30 September 2022

Below is an excerpt from the introduction of the book: Creating Agile Organizations. A Systems Thinking Approach to Creating an Agile Organization  Why do people repeat the same unsuccessful behavior in organizations? Why do certain problems in organizations seem to appear again and again? Why aren’t improvement actions leading to the expected results? What is […]

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Designing the Product Owner Role

12 June 2022

The eighth blog, in a blog series about the upcoming book: Creating Agile Organizations – A Systemic Approach, by Cesario Ramos & Ilia Pavlichenko. In this blog, a short description of one workshop from Chapter 11: Guiding The Product Ownership. Avoid Product-Part Owners Misconceptions about the Product Owner (PO) role often lead to reduced agility, development […]

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Guiding Teams in Multi-Skill Development

12 June 2022

The seventh blog, in a blog series about the upcoming book: Creating Agile Organizations – A Systemic Approach, by Cesario Ramos & Ilia Pavlichenko. Individual and Team Performance A Scrum Team is multidisciplinary and contains a whole arsenal of skills and competencies to deliver value to users. The workload on a single specialty is mostly uneven […]

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Guiding the organization in multi-skill development

23 May 2022

The sixth blog, in a blog series about the upcoming book: Creating Agile Organizations – A Systemic Approach, by Cesario Ramos & Ilia Pavlichenko. A successful team works together towards serving the business goals. The team skills required to do that are always changing. For example, a top technology at the moment will likely not be […]

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How to Launch your Product Group

23 May 2022

The fifth blog, in a blog series about the upcoming book: Creating Agile Organizations – A Systemic Approach, by Cesario Ramos & Ilia Pavlichenko. Blog post How You Can Define Your Product Group described how to create an initial definition of the product by examining organizational functions and components and considering their dependency types. In this blog, we […]

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The Critical Agile Organization Change Guidelines

23 May 2022

Fourth blog, in a blog series about the upcoming book: Creating Agile Organizations – A Systemic Approach, by Cesario Ramos & Ilia Pavlichenko. Resisting change during adoption is a normal human reaction. It is not a sign that a team or a particular department lacks courage or abilities. Also, it is not necessarily a sign […]

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How you can define your product group

3 May 2022

The third blog, in a blog series about the upcoming book: Creating Agile Organizations – A Systemic Approach, by Cesario Ramos & Ilia Pavlichenko. What is a Product? A commonly used definition of a product is “something that is made to be sold.”  “A product is anything that can be offered to a market that might […]

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The Critical Agile Organization Design Guideline

28 April 2022

Second blog, in a blog series about the upcoming book: Creating Agile Organizations – A Systemic Approach, by Cesario Ramos & Ilia Pavlichenko. Many problems at the workplace are not the fault of the individual managers or teams. They are often the result of working in an organizational design(OD) that impedes rather than supports Agility. […]

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