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An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
ebook, 80 pages
Published by InfoQ (first published July 16th 2012)
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Paul Boos
Jan 13, 2014 Paul Boos rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: Michael is an Agile coach colleague and friend that I've known since Agile Coach Camp 2010.

I had downloaded the free PDF and started reading it; Michael then gave me a paper copy at a retreat we both attended prior to Agile Coach Camp 2012.

I really enjoyed this concise book; it's best quality is it helps you get a feel of the cultural changes you will be making as you approach Agile change. he makes the distinction in this change: adoption is merely trying to put practices in place
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Javier
Nov 30, 2016 Javier rated it it was amazing
Great book to make you think about context and culture in order to select any tool, framework or method for a team and product.
Henrik Berglund Berglund
Aug 05, 2013 Henrik Berglund Berglund rated it it was amazing
In just 80 pages Michael presents his take on agile transformations and adoptions and the current state of those in our industry.

I like many things about this book:

Most importantly, I think he may have done our industry a great favor! Writing about the complexity of this issue in a short and very accessible way may be one step for many towards moving out of "Unconscious incompetence" on this subject.

For me, his approach using organizational culture and Schein's model as the primary indicator of
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Craig
Sep 03, 2013 Craig rated it it was amazing
This afternoon I read Michael Sahota's book An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working With Organizational Culture (which you can download for free from InfoQ.)

It's short and I read through it in about an hour. In it Michael addresses the context teams at work operate in; organisational culture. The premise is that agile adoptions are a dead end unless you tap into the cultural context.

There is an opening discussion that addresses the Do Agile v Be Agile paradigm, acknowledgin
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Damir Prusac
Sep 23, 2013 Damir Prusac rated it it was amazing
Concise and illustrative. Through few models, like Schneider's cultural model Michael explains the agile culture belonging to the areas of collaboration and cultivation. He further describes how to build a shield or organizational adapters towards the rest (hostile) of organization. Warmly recommended reading!
Alaeddin Hallak
Jan 15, 2014 Alaeddin Hallak rated it liked it
Shelves: agile
Although I'm no change agent for agile methods, this book does tell a cautionary tale about what it takes to really transform to agile, or adopt some of its practices depending on the current organization culture. Liked how brief and to the point the book was. Disliked some of the hand drawn diagrams which were a bit too hard to read and comprehend.
Pete
Mar 29, 2013 Pete rated it it was amazing
Very good thoughts and explanations. This short, compact book is helping me a lot with my current situation in my company.
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