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#106 - Company-wide Agility With BOSSA Nova - Jutta Eckstein

“There’s no leading without following. We are only a leader because somebody is following us."

Jutta Eckstein is a coach, consultant, and trainer who has helped many teams and organizations worldwide making an Agile transition. In this episode, we discussed ideas from her book “Company-wide Agility With Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, and Sociocracy”, also widely known as the BOSSA nova. Jutta started by sharing today’s company challenge in terms of collision of values between shareholder, customer, and the employee, and she provided a suggestion how to align the values better. She then broke down BOSSA nova and explained each concept and principles of Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, Sociocracy, and Agile. Jutta also shared the four values of BOSSA nova and how they also relate extrinsically to sustainability.

Listen out for:

  • Career Journey - [00:06:24]
  • Writing BOSSA Nova - [00:08:34]
  • People-Customer-Shareholder Value - [00:12:04]
  • BOSSA Nova - [00:14:54]
  • Beyond Budgeting - [00:24:16]
  • Open Space - [00:32:56]
  • Sociocracy - [00:37:58]
  • Agile Values - [00:44:04]
  • Transparency - [00:49:50]
  • 3 Tech Lead Wisdom - [00:52:22]


Jutta Eckstein’s Bio
Jutta Eckstein works as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer. She has helped many teams and organizations worldwide to make an Agile transition, especially with medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects. Jutta has recently pair-written with John Buck a book entitled Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy (dubbed BOSSA nova). Besides that, she has published her experience in her books Agile Software Development in the Large, Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams, Retrospectives for Organizational Change, and together with Johanna Rothman Diving for Hidden Treasures: Uncovering the Cost of Delay in your Project Portfolio.

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