Jason LittleChange Agility
A guide to help you think about change differently. English oaper-back edition available only via Amazon.
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About the author
Jason Little began his career when Cold Fusion roamed the earth. His first major ‘change project’ was moving the routing and policies and procedure manuals from 7 gigantic binders to digital. Oh, and that was back in the days when it needed to be built by hand.
He started working with agile in the early 2000’s and since the mid-2000s he’s worked as an Agile Coach, Consultant, Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Tester.
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Changing our organizations is hard, and changing how we think about change is even harder.
We all fall in love with the first successful approach for change that we use, and once it stops working for us, it’s tough to change how we approach change.
While we love chasing the next big change method, framework, or playbook, history has shown those flash-in-the-pan ideas render themselves obsolete as the world of business evolves leaving us chasing our tails for the next set of best practices.Who you are and the attitude you bring towards changing your organization is vastly more important than the method, framework, or playbook you pick.
Why this book? Why now?
Jerry Weinberg influences much of my work and train of thought. I remember when asked about his most significant contribution to software he replied, “I never invented another programming language.”
That’s the intent of this book.
Since the early 2000’s, I’ve helped many organizations, teams, and people adopt agile practices in software, HR, change management, organizational development, marketing and more.
I wanted to use their stories, journals, and pictures to show three main views of looking at agile change management:
- Transforming how you manage change work.
- Transforming how you think about change.
- Transforming how you work with agile teams.
Agile change frameworks, methods, playbooks, and processes can be valuable, but they are based on someone’s view and experiences of how they think you should do it.
This book revisits the intent of agile to make you think about why you want to do agile change management. That will allow you to create a unique approach to match your context versus trying to plug in someone else’s square peg into your context’s round hole.
In the words of Jerry Weinberg, a little jiggle can go a long way, and I hope the stories in this book inspire you. What’s different about this book is that this static artifact is just the beginning. In true agile fashion, it’ll live on and evolve via change- wayfinder.com2
” The re-framing of the Manifesto for Change, the Wayfinder and the 5 Universals are much needed additions to a profession lost in its own search for identity and value-add. It doesn’t get better than this. Period.. “
– Gilbert Kruidinier
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Where’s the Change Wayfinder?!
In June 2022, we consolidated and re-launched a few of our online properties into our main website, leanchange.org. You can access the Change Wayfinder via leanchange.org and the code in the book will still give you access to the site. When the book launched, we...