Agile organizing principles are often contrasted with hierarchical “command and control” organization of work. However, there are lessons to be learned from the best C&C outfits, and here we’ll examine one of the most admired.
In the late 1980s the United States Marine Corps (USMC) re-examined its strengths and roles. Out of that introspection the Marines reinvented themselves as a force whose effectiveness was based upon superior readiness and maneuver, an understanding of war as dynamic and unpredictable, communications often chancy, and small groups and individuals required to function effectively even when cut off from the chain of command.
How do you prepare individuals and teams to succeed under such circumstances? We’ll look at marine doctrine and values, and draw some lessons for Lean and Agile enterprises that will surprise and inspire you.
Agile’s detractors characterize agile teams as undisciplined, anti-process “cowboy coders.” But even advocates often fail to understand the values and disciplines that truly energize a self-organizing agile team. The answers the USMC offers may surprise you.
Speaker: Edward (Ned) C. Horvath
Date/Time: 4/1/14 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: BancVue, 4516 Seton Center Pkwy, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78759
To Register (and for more info): http://www.eventbrite.com/