“rethinking Agile” by Klaus Leopold

In the first ever episode of the Agile Book Club, Paul and Justyna review “rethinking Agile” by Klaus Leopold.

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In the second part of this podcast, our hosts have prepared a list of questions for the author. Klaus joins them with answers and some insights about the book.

About the book

All of the agile cards have been pulled, and nonetheless new products still do not get faster to the market. If this situation seems familiar, you should read this story about a company that prepared their agile transition in exemplary fashion: 600 employees reorganized into cross-functional teams, their work visualized and practically perfect Standups and Retrospectives held.

The result: Time-to-Market for the products became worse – and not a trace of business agility. This book shows you what goes wrong with many agile transitions and why the desired improvements fail to materialize. You also learn how to get out of a dead end and what can be done before starting a transformation in order to prevent heading down a dead end to begin with.A little preview: Do not start by making teams agile – this will save your nerves and lots of money!

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About the Author

Klaus Leopold is a computer scientist and Kanban pioneer with many years of experience in helping organizations from different industries on their improvement journey with Lean and Kanban. He is the author of the book “Practical Kanban” and co-author of the book “Kanban Change Leadership”.
His main interest is establishing lean business agility by improving organizations beyond the team level, especially in large environments from 50 to 5000 people. Klaus publishes his current thoughts on his blog www.LEANability.com

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