Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Building agile organizations with Holacracy

Imagine running an entire organization like a scrum team. How would that work? - Session at Agile Tour Vietnam 2014.
by

Hoang-Anh Phan

on 18 April 2015

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Building agile organizations with Holacracy

Planting agile seeds
Hoang-Anh PHAN
Assumptions
about people
Values
to make decision
Technologies
to support agile organizations
Holons
Holacracy
A holon is both a part and a whole.
A holon that cannot maintain its wholeness will cease to exist and will break up into its constituent parts.
Thank you!
Holacracy
An agile process to build a governance
Building
Agile Organizations
with Holacracy

Geek mum
France, UK, Vietnam
Founding Partner at Conech
Certified Holacracy Practitioner
@hoanganhphan
Values help us decide which path to take to achieve a result.
My kid won't brush her teeth in the morning:
(1) I tell her to do as I said or I'll punish her.
(2) I explain to her that it is for her to keep beautiful teeth.
(3) I ask her how she wants to keep clean teeth.
Claiming freedom for our soul and body.
Living in full consciousness (mindfulness)
Open education
Makers
the Sharing economy
Mindfulness & Meditation
the Gift economy
No more manager, but a constitution
No more job description, but roles with purpose
No more hierarchy, but circles
No more control, but self-management
No more top-down or consensus, but integrative process
A new stage of consciousness
Question & Answer
The keys to holacracy:
Reinventing
organizations
by Frederic Laloux
Constitution
The CEO hands over their traditional authority to a Constitution.
Roles with purpose
No top / bottom, left / right, but fractal inclusions
Circles
Self-management
Express your tensions
Advice process
As long as you:
1. Ask people who are impacted
2. Ask people who have expertise
The Constitution describes the rules that applies to all
It guarantees the core assumptions on people and values
It ensures a safe environment
Why would anyone try this?
Douglas Mc Gregor
(1906-1964)
Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
Round #1
Imagine you are in a software development team:

(1) think of
difficult situations
and select 2 of them, write them down
(2) think of
different ways
of dealing with each situation
(3) discuss which way would best fit an agile team, and identify the
underlying values
(2) find out agile
practices
that reinforce those values
(3) share your findings on the big board
Values + Habits = Culture
Round #2
Some practices
5 min
5 min
Think at the organization level:

(1) think of
difficult situations
(RH, accounting, finance, general support) and select 2 of them, write them down
(2) think of
different ways
of dealing with each situation
(3) discuss which way would best fit the
values
found in the round #1
(4) imagine the
practices
at organization level that would reinforce those values
(5) share your findings on the big board

Agile / scrum
Holacracy
collective intelligence
trust
self-organization
safety
clarity
meaning
no project manager
team set their own target
poker estimation, retrospective
retrospective, CI, tests
acceptance criteria
definition of done
value to customer, iterations
no manager
transparency of actions
Integrative decision process
constitution
definition of roles
emphasis on purpose
Circles are a
role
, they have a
purpose
Circles are created when
more than one person
is needed to fill a role
Every circle have a
lead link
and a
facilitator
The lead link fills any
unfilled roles
The lead link is accountable for
assigning roles
to circle members
The facilitator's purpose it to hold the rules of the constitution
Purpose (*)
what I have full authority to do
Domains
Accountabilities
what activities others can demand me to carry
what others can't do
"good enough documentation"
explicit what requires to be clarified
explicit doesn't mean exhaustive
People fill roles.
They are part of the organization thanks to their roles.
One person can have many roles.
One person can apply for and resign from roles, or even propose the creation of new roles.
Agile / Scrum
Agile organization
value 1
value 2
value 3
"Agile is eating the world"
Anybody can ask
news
and what's the
next action
for a project
Anybody can ask that you
show
what you have on your plate
The lead link can't tell you in which order to do your work, but they can tell you what are the
priorities
of the circle
Nobody can put a
deadline
on you, but you can be asked an estimated delivery
Get organized
tension
Grow up, know yourself
energy
frustration
holacracy is a merciless mirror
Decide in all conscience
Integrative
Decision Process
Decisions are taken as long as there are no objection.
”Do you see any reasons why adopting this
proposal would cause harm or move us backwards?”
Valid objection = regression that
1. is created if the decision were taken
2. is based on presently known data
3. impact one of the roles of the person raising the objection
To process tensions on roles or authority
tension => proposition => (objection => integration) => adoption
not good enough
fear of uncertainty
messing around
ego issues
Removes the usual barriers to decision-making:
"what do you believe in? why does your organization exist? why do you get up everyday in the morning?"
have little ambition without incentive
avoid responsibility
avoid work when possible
need close supervision
only desire money
must be pushed to perform
want independance in work
seek responsibility
are motivated by self-fulfilment
naturally want to work
want to achieve personal, social goals
will drive themselves to perform
Problem
Bug or feature
Solution
Release
Tension
Agile
development
Holacracy
a gap between what is (reality) and what could be (purpose)
a gap between what is (current code) and what could be (value for the user)
Code check-out
Proposal
Agile
development
Holacracy
I can raise it in governance meeting and make a proposal
I can check the code and modify it
Regression
Automated tests
IDP & Objections
Agile
development
Holacracy
Run the Integrative Decision-making process to lookout for valid objections.
Run and maintain the suite of automated tests.
Commit code
Update governance
Agile
development
Holacracy
Once updated in glassfrog, change are available and transparent to all.
Once the code is committed, it s available to all.
scrum team = circle
product owner = lead link
product = governance
scrum master = facilitator
customers = all in the organization
productivity
creativity
sustainability
Are you ready for a world without managers?
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1D8Pp9n2uWTaX83K_lvm0Xl74LY6fzJccw9E5gypHhL8/viewform
Work in subgroup of 3 or 4
Work in subgroup of 2 or 3
The higher your number,
the more experience you have.
Holacracy for a scrum team
10 min
2 volunteers
Scrum team
20 min
Processing tensions
scrum master
product owner
tester
back-end developer
designer
Random cards
1. The proposer
present
his proposal
2.
Clarifying
questions:
one person ask one question and the proposer may answer
3.
Reaction
round (excluding proposer)
no discussion
4. The proposer can
clarify/amend
his proposal
5.
Objection
round (including proposer)
6.
Integration
test the objection
if valid objection then discussion between proposer and objector
Testing objections
Is this a reason that would damage us or create a regression
Is it a better idea or something else we should take into account?
Or
Non valid
objection
clarify which one
Is it specifically created by this proposal
Or
Would it still remain even if we were to drop the proposal?
Is it based on presently known data
Or
Are you trying to anticipate what could happen?
Does this limit one of your role?
clarify which one
Is there a reason that we wouldn't be able to adapt later
Or
Or
Are you expressing a tension that concerns another member of the circle?
Could we take the risk and get back to it later?
Non valid
objection
Non valid
objection
Non valid
objection
Valid
objection
source: IGI Partners
There's a valid objection if the proposal transgresses the Constitution, most commonly:
NGVO: not a proposal affecting governance
the authority resides outside of this circle
Integrative Decision Process
@hoanganhphan
hoanganh@conech.me
Holacracy is a social technology or system of organizational governance in which authority and decision-making are distributed throughout a fractal holarchy of self-organizing teams.
A new form of organization without manager
It is like using a scrum-like process to build an organization
even yourself?
what assumptions did agile challenge?
An agile organization
What are the difficult situations we encounter in software development team? in organizations?
People are too busy protecting their job.
If I have to change something I have to convince too many people.
Everyone only want to become managers.
People are frustrated in their job.
Nothing seems to ever change here.
What are the common problems in organizations?
front-end developer
Who is the lead link?
Who is the facilitator?
What is the purpose of the circle?
What is my role & purpose?
as a circle
Stop telling me what I should do, show me ways of doing it!
It's easy to loose track of values, so we build habits.
A
can be lead link of a circle with
B
, and a member of the circle whose lead link is
B
.
http://www.scoop.it/t/agile-is-eating-the-world
Full transcript