Agile Lighthouse: MVV as a Beacon for your Agile Transformation

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Melissa Boggs

There is frequent discussion about how a healthy agile culture is imperative to the agile transformation, but how do we develop or grow that culture with intention? This talk discusses how the development of a Mission, Vision, and Values statement can become the foundation for a healthy agile culture, and a lifesaver when the going gets tough. Using real world examples from software and the classroom, I will discuss how Mission, Vision, and Values are the first step toward creating organizational alignment that is necessary to enable agility and the self-organization of teams. I will also talk about how we can lean into that culture (instead of our old habits!) when teams are struggling, deadlines are looming, or we feel like we are sinking in the face of criticism or doubt.

Download the slides here:Media:Boggs - Agile Lighthouse.pdf

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Learning Objectives[edit | edit source]

  • What, why, and how of developing Mission Vision Values
  • Why MVV is imperative for organizational agility
  • How MVV enables self organization of teams
  • How MVV acts as a lighthouse when things are stormy
  • Examples of MVV in action - software and classroom

Melissa Boggs | Enterprise Agile Coach @ agile42[edit | edit source]

I am a passionate agilist and student of human dynamics.

I believe in…

  • people.
  • building relationships.
  • failing often and failing fast.
  • collaboration with each other.
  • understanding how we can make a difference.
  • breaking down walls between us and our users.
  • transparency, feedback loops, and self-organization.
  • uplifting others by helping them see and employ their strengths.
  • constantly looking for ways to be more efficient, effective and reliable.
  • continuous improvement in our products, our processes, and our selves.