In the next five years half of us need to reskill, because of the double disruption of the pandemic and increasing automation transforming jobs. That’s according to the 3rd edition of the Future of Jobs report. Critial thinking and problem solving top the list of skills. Newly emerging are skills
Business Agility Resources
Being and doing agile is a continuous journey. You’re never really done with Agile. Participating in a training or workshop, sharing knowledge with peers, applying agile ways of working, self-study and reading articles are all part of it. On this page we share recommended readings, tools & practices. Feel free to share your suggestions with us.
Looking for new colleagues to build your Agile Marketing Team. This Blog Post from Agile Sherpas gives some insightful pointers. https://www.agilesherpas.com/blog/agile-marketing-job-descriptions
Bending Martec’s Law: 2020 has taught us we’re more agile than we thought – Chief Marketing Technologist
COVID-19 has sped up digital transformation. Years of acceleration in a matter of months. Please read Scott Brinker’s post for more insights. https://chiefmartec.com/2020/08/bending-martecs-law-2020-taught-us-agile-thought/
In our training classes we start with the drivers and criticality for business agility. We discuss for example today’s reality of a Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. But what is complexity and how to deal with it? This is where the Cynefin framework pops up as a decision making tool
DIY and Reference Sites
- The Scrum Guide – Ken Schwaber, Jeff Sutherland This Guide (free download) contains the definition of Scrum. This definition consists of Scrum’s roles, events, artifacts, and the rules that bind them together. Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland developed Scrum; the Scrum Guide is written and provided by them. Together, they stand behind the Scrum Guide.
- Kanban and Scrum – Making the most of both Courtesy of Henrik Kniberg, Mattias Skarin and InfoQ.com: free version for download (pdf, epub, Kindle format). This book gives a good overview of Kanban and Scrum. The first part compares the two approaches for understanding the similarities and differences. No judgment.
- 10 Kanban Board Examples for Marketing Teams – AgileSherpas Ten board examples and some guiding principles for designing a Kanban Board for Marketing Teams.
- Get Started with Design – Stanford d.school A collection to help you get started on your design journey: online workshop, FAQs and a selection of tools.
- Annual State of Agile Marketing Report 2020 – AgileSherpas Annual report by AgileSherpas showing key insights for using marketing agility to navigate our newly uncertain world.
- VUCA – Wikipedia Wikipedia Article about volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity
- A Leader’s Framework for Decision Making – David J. Snowden Insightful HBR article about the Cynefin framework. Using the Cynefin framework can help executives sense which context they are in so that they can not only make better decisions but also avoid the problems that arise when their preferred management style causes them to make mistakes.
- Introducing Marketing The Agile Way – Hubspot This Slideshare deck describes agile and the way that the team at HubSpot uses it to make marketing fast, focused, prioritized and predictable.
- Chief Marketing Technologist Blog – Scott Brinker Scott Brinker’s blog about marketing technology and it’s impact on marketing strategy, management and culture.
- Liberating Structures – Including and unleashing everyone