At AgileCxO, we are thrilled to share with you that Chief Evangelist, Jeff Dalton’s latest book, Great Big Agile, is now available. Whether you are a consultant helping organizations become agile, an organization looking to be agile, or already an agile organization, Great Big Agile will teach you to:
- Model the behaviors of a high-performance agile organization
- Benefit from lessons learned by other organizations that have succeeded with Big Agile
- Assess your level of agility with the Agile Performance Holarchy
- Apply the APH model to your business
- Understand the APH performance circles, holons, objectives, and actions
- Obtain certification for your company, organization, or agency
About Great Big Agile
Big Agile leaders need an empirical, “high-trust” model that provides guidance for scaling and sustaining agility and capability throughout a modern technology organization. Great Big Agile presents the Agile Performance Holarchy (APH)―a “how-ability” model that provides agile leaders and teams with an operating system to build, evaluate, and sustain great agile habits and behaviors. The APH is an organizational operating system based on a set of interdependent, self-organizing circles, or holons, that reflect the empirical, object-oriented nature of agility.
As more companies seek the benefits of Agile within and beyond IT, agile leaders need to build and sustain capability while scaling agility―no easy task―and they need to succeed without introducing unnecessary process and overhead. It is not a process or a hierarchy, but a holarchy, a series of performance circles with embedded and interdependent holons that reflect the behaviors of high-performing agile organizations.
The Agile Performance Holarchy Model
Where to purchase Great Big Agile
Help transform your organization by purchasing your copy of Great Big Agile here.
Become an AgileCxO Transformation Partner
If your company provides consulting, coaching, training, or technology services, Great Big Agile is your first step in becoming an AgileCxO Transformational Partner. Find out more about becoming a partner here.
About the Author: Jeff Dalton
A veteran technologist, IT leader, and Agile evangelist for over 30 years, Jeff Dalton thinks the future of Big Agile is our industry’s biggest challenge. The CEO of Broadsword and Chief Evangelist at AgileCxO, Jeff is a frequent keynote speaker, Agile performance holarchy assessor, blogger, and host of The Agile Leadership Podcast, a monthly series that interviews CIOs from state government about the challenges of agile adoption. Jeff began his career as a software developer and has since held titles of CEO, chief technology executive, vice president of product development and director of quality at companies including Ernst and Young, Electronic Data Systems, Hewlett Packard, Intellicorp, Polk, Broadsword, and AgileCxO. As a consultant, teacher, CMMI lead appraiser, and leadership coach, he has worked with NASA, Boeing, Accenture, Bose, L3 Communications, Fiat Chrysler Automotive, General Motors, Ford, and various federal and state agencies to help them improve performance.