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Business Agility Conference, Vienna, Austria (May 20-21)
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[This book] stimulated my thinking in many many ways, and inspired me to read even more on a topic I’d previously thought I knew quite a lot about. If you’re frustrated about the dysfunctional way the vast number of companies operate today, buy this book. You won’t be disappointed

~ Andrew B. Harmel-Law, Technical Principal at ThoughtWorks

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What is BOSSA nova?

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BOSSA nova is…

… an approach for company-wide agility. It enables your company to be agile, nimble, and flexible by combining

  • Beyond Budgeting (adaptive budgeting),
  • Open Space (leveraging the power of innovation from all employees),
  • Sociocracy (flexible organizational structure that allows decentralized decision-making), and
  • Agile (continuous learning via experiments and feedback).
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So what?

BOSSA nova makes company-wide agility possible.

Agile just by itself is revolutionary in the software world. Here’s what McKinsey said about Agile in October 2017:

“Agile performance units excel most often at strategy and people-related practices, and they outperform all other units in stability and dynamism.”

Now what?

How can I Implement BOSSA?

Implement by probing, by doing experiments to understand the complexity of your organization’s Strategy, Structure, and Processes.



Is trust cheaper?

How can we both self-organize and stay aligned?


Should we change our legal structure?

Can our board of directors include a CEO, a representative elected by staff, and a customer without interfering with the board’s work?


How include customer feedback in board meetings?

Can we organize transformative learning?

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Here is where we’re presenting next:

Agile Munich, Germany (May 8-10)
Keynote on BOSSA nova – Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy

Business Agility Conference, Vienna, Austria (May 20-21)
– Keynote on BOSSA nova – Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy

XP 2019, Montreal, Canada (May 21-25)
– Workshop on Learning Fast & Small – Nourishing Company-wide Agility in a Skeptical Environment
– Panel discussion on: Business Agility – Agile’s next Frontier?

Agile 2019, Washington DC, USA (August 5-9)
– Workshop on Beyond Agile with Digitalization – Thriving on Digitalization (August 5)
– Workshop on Using Beyond Budgeting & Sociocracy for agile-friendly performance appraisals (August 6)

Virtual Meetup by Coaching Agile Journeys (August 13)
A personal conversation on the hidden power of organizational Open Space, an element of BOSSA nova

Sessions & trainings on related topics

Jutta’s upcoming events on Agile (and of course also on BOSSA nova).
Events calendar for deep dives in Beyond Budgeting.
Events calendar for Open Space by the Open Space World.
Training options by Sociocracy For All.
Events calendar on agile (un)conferences & trainings announced by the Agile Alliance.

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Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, …, International Sociocracy Online Conference

Sociocracy: Thinking Smarter Together, TEDxUMD Talk

Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, …, Business Agility Conference 2018

… from our podcasts

… from our articles

… from the resources in our book

… from insights of our colleagues

About the authors

Agile BOSSA nova JE

Jutta Eckstein works as an independent coach, consultant, trainer, author and speaker. She has helped many teams and organizations worldwide to make agile transitions. She is experienced in applying agile processes within medium-sized to large, distributed mission-critical projects and has written about her experiences. She holds a M.A. Business Coaching & Change Management, a Dipl.Eng. Product-Engineering, and a B.A. in Education.

She is a member of the Agile Alliance (having served on the board of directors from 2003-2007) and a member of the program committee of many different American, Asian and European conferences, where she has also presented her work.

Agile BOSSA nova JB

John Buck is the coauthor of We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy, about sociocracy, a sustainable system for organizing and running organizations. In one sense, sociocracy is democracy specially designed for use in organizations. He heads a division of The Sociocracy Group an international training and consulting organization headquartered in the Netherlands. John has many training workshops and sociocracy implementation projects for a variety of organizations. John’s research and development is ongoing. For example, he is working with Fujitsu’s advanced software lab to develop Weaver, software that helps meetings go better – in-person, online, and asynchronous.

John Buck has extensive management experience with government and corporations, including managing large information technology projects. John is the first person, not native to the Netherlands, to be certified in the sociocracy circle-organization method. His clients spanthe globe and include plastics manufacturers, colleges and universities, long-term care facilities, co-housing groups, NGOs and software company’s. By guiding clients in “rewiring” their basic power structure he helps them toward greater efficiency and increased employee engagement.

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