Agile beyond Scrum, Kanban and Holacracy
Agile Project Management is often associated with software development and methods like Scrum and Kanban. And when we think about Agile Organizations Holacracy or Teal Organizations come to our mind.
Isn’t “Agile” more than Scrum, Kanban & Holacracy?
Or is it not just: “the ability to move easily and quickly”?
During the next few weeks we will discuss this topic, write and share articles about it. If you want to contribute, please get in touch.
Background information (check out the links for more information):
Agile project management (software development) is a time boxed, iterative approach to (software) delivery that builds (software) incrementally from the start of the project, instead of trying to deliver it all at once near the end. (www.agilenutshell.com)
Scrum is an agile framework for completing complex projects. Scrum originally was formalized for software development projects, but it works well for any complex, innovative scope of work. (www.scrumalliance.org/why-scrum)
Kanban is a new technique for managing a software development process in a highly efficient way. Kanban underpins Toyota’s “just-in-time” (JIT) production system. Although producing software is a creative activity and therefore different to mass-producing cars, the underlying mechanism for managing the production line can still be applied. (http://kanbanblog.com/explained/)
Holacracy: The traditional hierarchy is reaching its limits, but “flat management” alternatives lack the rigor needed to run a business effectively. Holacracy is a third-way: it brings structure and discipline to a peer-to-peer workplace. (www.holacracy.org)
Teal Organization: The Teal paradigm refers to the next stage in the evolution of human consciousness. When applied to organizations, this paradigm views the organization as an independent force with its own purpose, and not merely as a vehicle for achieving management’s objectives. Teal organizations are characterized by self-organization and self-management. (www.reinventingorganizationswiki.com/Teal_Organizations)
Going Agile, project management practices by Gloria J. Miller
This is Agile: Beyond the basics. Beyond the Hype. Beyond Scrum. by Sander Hoogendoorn
Management 3.0 – Leading agile developers, developing agile leaders by Jurgen Appelo
Holacracy by Brian J. Robertson
Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux