Joakim Sahlberg, Raghav and I were at the London Agile Coaching Network meetup on Tuesday night . We had a wide-reaching set of discussions.
Here’s some of the areas we covered.
- Boss Level podcast episode about Buurtzorg, a Dutch homecare company, that has allowed multiple teams to be truly self-managing, resulting in a highly successful organisation loved by the staff and by the people they care for
- The emergence of Teal organisations, and how such organisations may have anti-fragile qualities, in that they thrive on chaos and unpredictable change.
- The common perceptions that the SAFe framework, as a whole, is over-prescriptive, and therefore how many organisations only adopt certain aspects of the framework.
- The inefficiency of open-plan offices. They’re a loud, disruptive environments, which don’t favour small group collaboration or individual creativity.
- TED Talk on how Google X tackle the hardest problem first.
- Some of the books we’ve read, or are currently reading, such as Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Nassim Taleb’s Antifragile and Susan Cain’s Quiet.
- Scaling companies and culture, an a16z podcast episode about how to create a successful organisation.
London Agile Coaching Network meetups is different to the typical Agile meetup because they’re intentionally kept to a small number of people. This allows folks to have an open and more in-depth set of discussions, and perhaps have a more frank and honest debate. It’s an open forum with no upfront agenda.
Look out for the next London Agile Coaching Network meetup.