Jeff Dalton

President, Broadsword



Jeff Dalton President of Broadsword, a Process Innovation firm, and is a SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, CMMI Instructor, Agile Instructor, coach, and author. He founded Broadsword in 2005, and ceded control to the their Holacracy Constitution in 2016.

Track: Professional Disciplines: Best Practices

Presentation Title: Holacracy: Abolish hierarchy while leveraging CMMI to Radically change your organization

Professional Discipline: Executive Leadership

Presentation Summary: Introduced in Brian Robertson's revolutionary book, "Holacracy," Holacracy is a management style that replaces managers with self-organizing teams along with a constitutionally controlled governance structure. Most famously adopted by Zappos, Holacracy is a decentralized and disciplined behavioral model that can be thought of as "Agile for Organizations," and requires crisp authorities, roles, and domains to be defined - making CMMI the perfect model to serve as its foundation. The speaker will describe his own company's journey to successful Holacracy adoption, which led to a dramatic increase in revenues and an empowered and more productive workforce.


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