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Redefining Ownership in the Age of Agile

By Karin Dames

At the heart of being agile is small, self-organizing teams. In agile teams, work is not assigned to anyone, rather, the business presents what they need to be done, selling it to the team. The team, in turn, picks what they feel they can commit to, based on the time and skills available.  Managers don’t tell the team how to deliver, the teams themselves decide how best to get results and which tools they need to get the job done.

Suddenly, autonomy and ownership become center stage to all teams within the organization, not only at management or C-levels.

Sooner or later the traditional organizational structure starts crumbling and with that, the silo’s. A restructure and/or reorganization becomes necessary as Jason Bloomberg points out in his post on digital transformations.

An agile transformation requires the decision-making power to be balanced and shared among everyone in the organization.  If your agile transformation doesn’t demand a restructure at some stage during the journey, you’re probably doing it wrong.

Read the entire article at http://peopledevelopmentmagazine.com/2017/03/05/redefining-ownership-age-agile/

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).