Sometimes people in organizations feel as though Agile has been pushed on them. They end up going through the motions, without any real sense of ownership of what they are doing. Instead of actually implementing meaningful changes, organizations end up doing "Agile in name only" by slapping Agile labels on existing processes. Then Agile is blamed for "not working". This isn't an Agile problem. It's an alignment and ownership problem. In this session, through theory and multiple real-world case studies, you'll learn how to co-create change by involving the people affected by the change in the design of the change.

 

 
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There will be 2 presenters.

Jason Little will present the theory as an introduction and then April Jefferson will show real-world examples from GM and University of Michigan.

15 - 20  minutes: - Overview of how to use transformation and team change canvases to co-create change - How using change canvases reduces fragmentation of activities and aligns multiple layers in the organization - Overview of how to apply lean and agile practices to change management.

This will include another example from an enterprise organization, however the person who is delivering this with me in Toronto isn't available to attend this.

15 - 20  minutes: Case study from April Jefferson based on her experiences at GM and University of Michigan

Remaining time for questions.  The goal is to show the theory and then real stories about how people are adapting these ideas to their context. Parts of this topic have been presented at numerous conferences since 2012 and it has recently been accepted for the Toronto Agile Tour and the Ottawa Agile Tour this year.

Learning Outcome

- how to align people with change in a non-threatening way

- how to avoid spinning on which changes to implement first

- how to know how to avoid big changes that may kill entire transformations

- "standardizing" change will not work!

Target Audience

Agile coaches, managers, directors, change agents

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