Jutta Eckstein works as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer. She holds a M.A. in Business Coaching & Change Management, a Dipl.Eng. in Product-Engineering, and a B.A. in Education. She has helped many teams and organizations worldwide to make an Agile transition. She has a unique experience in applying Agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects. She has published her experience in her books Agile Software Development in the Large, Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams, Retrospectives for Organizational Change, and together with Johanna Rothman Diving for Hidden Treasures: Uncovering the Cost of Delay in your Project Portfolio.
Jutta has recently pair-written with John Buck a book on Company-wide Agility. This book focuses on synthesizing Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, Sociocracy, and Agility.
The pandemic is a stark example of the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (short VUCA) world we currently live in and this world asks for company-wide agility. By synthesizing Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, Sociocracy & Agility, BOSSA nova is one approach to company-wide agility. Yet it is often unclear, where and how to start implementing this approach. As pointed out by the so-called Fearless Change Patterns, it doesn’t help to wait for the perfect moment when you have the resources and knowledge you think you need; instead, take the first baby step and start learning. Thus, for living in the VUCA world an open mindset to learning is essential that can be approached by the concept called probes – small, safe-to-fail experiments based on hypotheses derived from reflection on the current situation as well as on theory. In this session, I will share both the concept and some examples of probes implemented by different companies that can guide the probing in your company to establish a learning organization.