In our book, we argue that the main reason organizations aren’t effective is that they forget to share valid information, have difficult conversations, and build relationships. We show how to use techniques from Action Science to have the five key conversations of highly productive teams.
Today, software organizations are transforming the way work gets done through practices like Agile, Lean, and DevOps. But as commonly implemented as these methods are, many transformations still fail, largely because the organization misses a critical step: transforming their culture and the way people communicate.
Agile Conversations is a practical, step-by-step guide to using the human power of conversation to achieve truly Agile results. Douglas Squirrel and Jeffrey Fredrick, software leaders and executive consultants, show readers how to have the Five Conversations to help teams build trust, alleviate fear, build a compelling “why,” make commitments, and be accountable. These five conversations give teams everything they need to reach peak performance, and they are exactly what’s missing from too many teams today.
Stop following meaningless rituals that don’t deliver results. Instead, unleash the unique human power of conversation to build effective, high-performing teams.
The book that started it all. A signed copy of Agile Conversations by Douglas Squirrel and Jeffrey Fredricks.