Think "renovation" not "transformation"

If you've ever been through a home renovation, you know what a massive disruption it can be. Dust is everywhere, your mid-day quiet coffee ritual is displaced with the sweet sounds of hammer-to-nails and saw-to-wood and some (or all?) of your house is pretty much unusable.

When Agile Transformation is used as a trigger for change, it's going to render some parts of your organization unusable until some progress is made.

In a reno, we tolerate the upheaval and turmoil because we know that, when it's done, we'll have a better place to live.

In this session, with help from Sue Johnston, Jason Little and Andrew Annett, you'll learn to apply the metaphor of Organizational Remodelling to implementing and guiding change in your organizations.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Why idea of "transformation" sets up the wrong expectation
    • Agile Pixie Dust
    • Active exercise
  • Introduce the idea of renovation - at home, at work
    • Active exercise - examining impact and outcome
  • Relate to agile change
    • Talk about talking about it with decision makers
    • With teams
  • Action tips
  • Wrap

Learning Outcome

Participants will leave with:

  • a new way of looking at the changes agile produces in an organization
  • a practical model to use in talking about these changes with team and other stakeholders
  • an antidote to "Agile Pixie Dust" and other popular notions that make agile transformation sound like something someone else does
  • a handy quick reference guide for future use.

Target Audience

Useful for anyone who has to prepare people for agile change - agile coaches, scrum masters, trainers, consultants, executives

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