Agile IT Organization Design – Part 2


The Construx Executive Summit and the last book, Agile IT Organization Design, leads nicely onto another book, “Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead”.  If you do nothing more than read the inside cover of this book, your get a good number of the lessons:

  1. Take away managers’ power over employees
  2. Learn from your best employees  – and the worst
  3. Hire only people who are smarter than you are, no matter how long it takes to find them
  4. Don’t trust your gut: Use data to predict and shape the future
  5. Default to open – be transparent and welcome feedback

The full list is already in note form in the book.  Just jump to page 367🙂 – and the topic of Chapter 14, page 336

Of further noteworthy:

  • Page 154 – Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) – Performance management.  How many times have you seen meaningless performance goals?
  • Page 174 – Calibration  process for finalize ratings
  • Page 195 – 8 Project Oxygen Attributes.  Interesting, number 1 on the list is be a good coach (think agile coach).  Maybe a few more managers should follow the 8 attributes
  • Page 295 – Noogler checklist

~ by mdavey on November 17, 2015.

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