Who’s responsible? And to Whom? The CEO? The Board? The Investors?
In this episode we explore the challenges that a Board has with a young CEO, especially with a creative leader who is trying to build an agile company. Is it in their best interest to try to follow best practices or do they need to focus on getting their leader prepared for responsibility?
Ron Bianchi as Harvey of Lapin Partners
Margaux Amie as Delores Paynes -Perkins
Zoe Anastassiou as Maddie the 8-Year-Old Entrepreneur
Geoffrey Grier as Vinny the CTO
Debbon Ayer as Penelope Othmar, Principle of the Lillian Moller School for Disruptive Innovation
Agility begins at the beginning. It’s never just the technology. It’s the people. In particular, it’s the organization. How you structure an organization so that it is discipline, agile, lean? Vinny, the HWMS CTO, explores the ideas of Agility and organizational governance in a new series that begins with this episode. He is helping Maddie rebuild Embisivle Friend, which will now have to be called Watcher Dogs. You start an Agile company the same way you start any other company. You incorporate. You get a board. And then what do you do? Vinny starts the process.
Is there an Agile Governance? We think of Agile development as occurring on the project or operations level. Yet projects take place in a bigger context, one that is shaped by boards and financing and strategies. In this episode, the How We Manage Stuff talks about how the “ravings of filthy rich ego-maniacs” shape his work and ultimately the work of a company as well.
This episode introduces Tom Woteki as Gerald the Board Chair.
Background: Context Maps
A Context Map lets you begin converging on the top eight themes or dimensions of a particular topic or opportunity space. By knowing these dimensions, you can ask the right questions that prompt a more informed search for promising innovation opportunities.