Agile Transformation: Using the Integral Agile Transformation Framework to Think and Lead Differently

Book description

Lead Agile Transformations that Scale and Succeed across the Entire Organization

Most organizational leaders know agility is paramount to survival in a world of unprecedented volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA). Thats why so many keep attempting Agile transformations even after previous initiatives have failed. But the truth is, both organizations and leaders need new ways of thinking--they need to upgrade their organizational operating system.

Built on the proven Integral Agile Transformation Framework (IATF), Agile Transformation offers a fresh perspective and systemic approach that can operate on all levels, from individual to enterprise. Youll learn how to use IATF to combine what you know subjectively (heart) with what you can measure objectively (data). Even if youre already using leadership or culture models, scaled frameworks, or other techniques, IATF helps you place them in context, overcome their limitations, and gain more value from them. As it has in many other organizations, IATF can help you become an authentic Transformational Leader and finally build an organization thats truly Agile.

  • Gain crucial new perspective for leading your Agile transformation: insight into your world, organization, work, and yourself

  • Understand what your current Agile methods do and dont do, how they interact or conflict, and where you need something more

  • Structure existing models and frameworks into an understandable meta-framework

  • Master a unified and practical system for mapping whats going on and what needs to change

  • Discover practical ways to successfully lead both human and organizational aspects of change

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Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This eBook
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. About the Authors
  9. Introduction: Why an Integral Perspective?
    1. The Integral Operating System
    2. How This Book Is Organized
    3. Questions Addressed by This Book
    4. Our Perspective (and Biases)
  10. Part I: Agile Transformation: An Integral Approach
    1. 1. The Holon: Fundamental Building Block of the Integral Framework
      1. Organizational Complexity
      2. Holons
      3. Holons and Agile Transformations
      4. Summary
      5. From Insight to Action
      6. Chapter Notes
    2. 2. The Quadrants: The Four Fundamental Perspectives
      1. Deconstructing the Four Perspectives
      2. Quadrants in Agile Transformations
      3. Summary
      4. From Insight to Action
      5. Chapter Notes
    3. 3. Integral Altitudes: The Evolution of Complexity
      1. Why Altitude Matters
      2. The Integral Concept of Altitude
      3. How Altitudes Show Up in Organizations
      4. Corroborating Research on Altitude
      5. Evolution Across Quadrants
      6. Summary
      7. From Insight to Action
      8. Chapter Notes
    4. 4. Lines of Development
      1. Developmental Lines
      2. From Insight to Action
      3. Summary of Part I
  11. Part II: Transformational Leadership: Upgrading the Leader’s Operating System
    1. A Note on Our Thinking about Integral Leadership
    2. 5. Transformational Leadership
      1. The Context for Transformational Leadership
      2. The Business Case for Transformational Leadership
      3. The Essence of Transformational Leadership
      4. Summary
      5. From Insight to Action
    3. 6. The Developmental Landscape
      1. The Core of Development: “Our Story”
      2. Deconstructing the Levels
      3. Collective Leadership Development
      4. Summary
      5. From Insight to Action
    4. 7. The Developmental Path
      1. How Development Actually Happens
      2. The Shift from Reactive to Creative
      3. The Shift from Creative to Integral
      4. Using the Integral Disciplines to Foster Development
      5. Increasing Collective Effectiveness
      6. Summary
      7. From Insight to Action
  12. Part III: Organizational Transformation: Putting the Integral Compass to Work
    1. 8. The Integral Agile Transformation Framework: An Overview
      1. How Do We Use the Map?
      2. The IATF Quadrants
      3. Integrating the Quadrant Perspectives
      4. How Quadrants Look from Different Holons
      5. Summary
      6. From Insight to Action
    2. 9. The Integral Disciplines: Focusing the Transformation
      1. Integral Disciplines and Developmental Lines
      2. IATF Integral Disciplines
      3. Integral Disciplines Mapped to Developmental Lines
      4. Summary
      5. From Insight to Action
      6. Chapter Notes
    3. 10. Leading an Agile Transformation
      1. How to Get Started
      2. Transformational Leader Role and Competencies
      3. Activating the Integral Disciplines
      4. Summary
      5. In Conclusion
  13. References and Relevant Readings
  14. Index

Product information

  • Title: Agile Transformation: Using the Integral Agile Transformation Framework to Think and Lead Differently
  • Author(s): Michael K. Spayd, Michele Madore
  • Release date: December 2020
  • Publisher(s): Addison-Wesley Professional
  • ISBN: 9780133137392