20 / Flow: Visualize the Possibilities
It’s ironic that companies comprised of teams that have embraced Agile methodologies can at the same time find themselves in search of organizational agility. With all the best intentions, proponents of Agile dutifully adhere to its prescribed set of principles, but then we suddenly find ourselves constrained by the same demons we had sought to escape. We seem to have lost our ability to experiment and learn, to adapt and grow, and to be resilient and flexible in the face of ambiguity.
In this 20th episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Fin Goulding joins Sean and Paul as together they explore an increasing demand for a more business agile way of working. Through the evolving lens of Flow, Fin shares his insights based on a rich career as a C-level executive in large organizations, prolific author, and expert in the field of business and technical agility. Soft-spoken yet firm, he reminds us that “…[a]gile is really a thing that you are; it’s not something that you buy.” Flow, he adds, helps us move away from a very rigid methodology into something that’s more of a philosophy, a way of being.
Have a listen to find out how.
Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results, by Barry O’Reilly.
Flow: A Handbook for Change Makers, by Fin Goulding and Haydn Shaughnessy.
12 Steps to Flow, by Fin Goulding and Haydn Shaughnessy.
Fin Goulding has become an expert in Business and Technical agility, having worked as a CIO and/or CTO in several major organizations such as Aviva, Paddy Power, lastminute.com, travelocity.com, Sabre, HSBC, RBS and Visa.
He has consistently been named as one of the top global CIOs and is recognized as one of the most experienced enterprise agile leaders in the world today.
Fin has been pioneering new ways of working using visualization techniques and agile practices in all areas of business in order to help organizations achieve digital transformation through cultural transformation. He has a unique perspective having worked in startups, .coms, and large-scale companies and now as Founder & CTO in his own startup called the Flow Academy.
Fin is in demand as a coach for CEOs, COOs, CIOs and CTOs and as a keynote speaker and panelist. He is constantly improving and evolving business agility practices and principles through real-world expertise.
He has co-authored two of the best-selling books on business agility: Flow: A Handbook for Change Makers, and 12 Steps to Flow.