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Lessons learned from mapping successful and unsuccessful Agile transformation journeys

Stephen Denning (Steve Denning Consulting, Washington, District of Columbia, USA)

Strategy & Leadership

ISSN: 1087-8572

Article publication date: 14 June 2019

Issue publication date: 23 July 2019

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this article is to show how companies that embraced the Agile management mindset succeeded at continuous innovation.

Design/methodology/approach

The article describes the processes and mindsets of companies that successfully and unsuccessfully adopted post-bureaucratic management models.

Findings

Pioneering companies that have adopted a post-bureaucratic mindset are obsessed with adding more value for customers and end-users.

Practical implications

A case example of the model in practice is included.

Originality/value

The article recounts the problems and advantages of both top-down and bottom-up adoption of Agile management concepts and practices.

Citation

Denning, S. (2019), "Lessons learned from mapping successful and unsuccessful Agile transformation journeys", Strategy & Leadership, Vol. 47 No. 4, pp. 3-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/SL-04-2019-0052

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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