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How managers can fulfil the agile promise of more innovation

How managers can fulfil the agile promise of more innovation | Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman

April 21, 2021


Too many organizations believe several myths that contribute to innovation, but actually make innovation impossible.

The Learning will be:

  • The benefits of having an overarching goal.
  • Why experiments should fail and how to “fail” smaller to learn faster.
  • When we harness the informal networks in the organization, we create more resilience and more innovation.

About Johanna

President, Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.

Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” offers frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams do reasonable things that work. Equipped with that knowledge, they can decide how to adapt their product development.

With her trademark practicality and humor, Johanna is the author of 18 books about many aspects of product development. Her most recent books are the Modern Management Made Easy series, From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams, and Create Your Successful Agile Project. Find the Pragmatic Manager, a monthly email newsletter, and her blogs at and

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