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A successful digital transformation must start with a conversational transformation.

Today, software organizations are transforming the way work gets done through practices like Agile, Lean, and DevOps. But as commonly implemented as these methods are, many transformations still fail, largely because the organization misses a critical step: transforming their culture and the way people communicate.

Agile Conversations brings a practical, step-by-step guide to using the human power of conversation to build effective, high-performing teams to achieve truly agile results. Consultants Douglas Squirrel and Jeffrey Fredrick show listeners how to utilize the five conversations to help teams build trust, alleviate fear, answer the “whys,” define commitments, and hold everyone accountable. 

These five conversations give teams everything they need to reach peak performance, and they are exactly what’s missing from too many teams today. 

Stop focusing on processes and practices that leave your organization stuck with culture-less rituals. Instead, unleash the unique human power of conversation.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Douglas Squirrel and Jeffrey Fredrick (P)2020 Douglas Squirrel and Jeffrey Fredrick

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  • 25-05-2020

crucial tools for better communication

Great perspective on good and bad communications patterns. Really liked how accessible this is for developers with TDD for people.

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  • Richard James
  • 27-06-2020

Fantastic book - easy-to-follow audio

Watch out for now - Audible doesn’t yet have the accompanying PDF - being resolved and doesn’t limit listening pleasure and learning for now (reach out to book publishers for the PDF).

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  • Leanne Fredrick
  • 12-06-2020

Great info, well read! Time to practice.

I liked the balance of techniques, tools and client examples. Great information with actionable steps and although I am no longer in the tech world I know it is useful for life in general. Now for the hard part of putting in the work to help make the methods second nature so I can use them while stressed, when they are needed most. They pull together information and ideas from many places and have build a logical path to improvement.

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  • Konstantin P
  • 31-05-2020

Excellent read about Agile transformation

Highly recommend this book to anyone who works with multicultural tech teams. Humble and human approach to organisational productivity.

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