With a 25 years career as a physics scientist, coach and an entrepreneur, I have been working on the science and concept of Self-organization and self-managed teams (also a subject of my thesis). I see agile as a framework to enable and catalyze self-organizing and self-managed teams. The only framework that can help support the model of co-owned and co-architected organizations of the future. I have seeded and evangelized agile in three web services and product organizations so far ranging from 50 to 500 people with teams and customers across the globe. Leading delivery and customer success operations for two organizations, my involvements ranged from designing and structuring organizations to support agile best practices, designing programs to empower and engage workforce, training customers, designing agile contracts, trainings while ensuring organizational scalability. Nurturing future agile leaders and designing related operations (process, frameworks, policies, vision statement, culture, etc.) in the companies to create self-managed and self-organized high performing teams using the scientific principles of self organization (inherently agile) has been my focus area almost whole of last decade. I am the founder of Virage Solutions that operationally enables and empowers organizations to learn the tools and techniques for self-organization in an agile world using agile frameworks.
One of the organizations that I have co-owned and operationally architected above is a completely remote, agile, web services organization with global workforce and global customers.
Agility is not limited to being a process. It has to be lived day in and day out by each member forming the organization system. This needs a workforce that is self aware, self-managed with a willingness to evolve individually and as a part of the system. Recently I have taken life coaching and weaving the elements into the operational system. I wish to dive deeper into the atomicity of agile with the other participants and while sharing my experiences and learnings from my journey.
Culture and values have to be a catalyst to agile organizations. I have designed organizational operations to enable the science and weaved with agile frameworks.