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Today, we announced that ACI has been acquired by Accenture. ACI’s new home within Accenture will allow us to fully realize our mission: defining and developing the Agile coaching profession so that Agile coaches become powerful change agents. As many of you know ACI has been...

Most companies that transition to Agile do so because they want the speed and innovation that Agile promises. However, to realize that organizations need solid Agile Coaches to help establish the deep, institutional capability required to become a truly agile organization. Team agility is a first step, but ultimately withers without...

As we all know, the job of the Agile manager is challenging. One of the manager’s biggest challenges is giving up the old mindset that managing is about 'driving to results.’  In fact, as we teach in our Managing Agile Environments class, one of the mindset shifts which the agile manager undergoes is the shift from managing (or driving) to results to designing environments that generate results.

One key environment design practice is to cultivate relationships with, and empower agile 'champions' within your organization.  Agile champions are individuals, from different parts (and levels) of your organization, who may or may not be on agile teams, who are passionate about the transformational potential of agile, and have some particular skill or set of connections to bring agile thinking and capability to their particular area of work.