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Agile Conversations: Transform Your Conversations, Transform Your Culture

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A successful digital transformation must start with a conversational transformation.



Today, software organizations are transforming the way work gets done through practices like Agile, Lean, and DevOps. But as commonly implemented as these methods are, many transformations still fail, largely because the organization misses a critical step: transforming their culture and t
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Published May 12th 2020 by It Revolution Press
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Brian
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a remarkable book. It wants us to be curious and vulnerable, to embrace fear, build trust, cede control over why, and make meaningful commitments, all as necessary precursors to a culture of healthy accountability. The explicit goal is to fix broken company dynamics, and the techniques it describes require self-reflection and reform. The book is written with clarity and confidence that come from years of experience living, analyzing, and fixing the kinds of problems the book addresses. T ...more
Mark Coleman
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’ve spent much of my career trying to establish a system for improving collaboration within and across software teams and yet always achieved mixed results. Agile Conversations is the book I wish I had read many years ago! Jeffrey and Squirrel have brought together their many years of experience to create this accessible and practical guide. It’s a must read for executives, technical managers and technical staff who want their teams to be more productive, and better at responding to change.
Anton Bischoff
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a really important book. As someone in a non-technical field, I found that the lessons and example conversations hit home in a way that transcends industry. This book makes a compelling case of how to best interact both up and down the chain of command, and I will be applying its lessons liberally. Would recommend for anyone who wants improved relationships but in and out of work.
Brian Roberts
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An instant classic. Combines practical advice with theoretical information on improving your conversational skills in order to more effectively work with others. The book applies this to the agile software development domain, but can be applied to other areas of life.

I have personally experienced the seismic shift in culture at a company that can occur when applying these techniques; and the joy and ease . (I worked with both Squirrel and Jeffrey at a previous company.)

(Full disclosure: I recei
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Horia
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Are you a simple team member or an executive leader and you feel some pain in your organization? This book will give you a direction towards finding a solution for it.
The solution will come from a blend of the "5 dysfunctions of a team", "crucial conversations", "nonviolent communication" and agile applied to the IT context. The text is concise and clear, with plenty of real-world examples. The references at the end are plentiful.
This book just became my reference "how to work with people and ha
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Tom Jans
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A very hands-on guide on the most important aspect of anything agile related: how to interact with people. This book gives me practical tools for effective conversations, and also the courage to seek out the most difficult and most valuable ones!
Jacob Wedderburn-Day
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Packed full of wisdom, this book distils smart and practical advice into an easy to read guide. These guys really know what they are talking about.
Emilio A.
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Authors do a great job at diving into what I believe are the core concepts needed for a productive culture that is based on trust, empathy, and proper execution. Highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to improve productivity whether individually, team based, or organizationally.
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