This is a talk about how to identify and differentiate between Transformation and Adoption. Many change agents and companies are using this term interchangeably. This talk is a sincere effort to bring out the subtle difference between the two.

We will also discuss about some advantages and disadvantageous of Adoption and Transformation. We will also look at some criteria to select a suitable model that can work for you. The discussion will be mainly based on Schneider model and impact of organization culture on change management.

I would like to share the way we have changed our transformation pattern after learning about the impact of the culture. Will discuss about the best practices as well as challenges we face now.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Introduction to Adoption and Transformation
  • Schneider model and organization culture
  • Differentiate your company culture and identify suitable Agile model.
  • The Learnings from the new wisdom : Changes we made to our transformation strategy
  • Q&A

Learning Outcome

This session is intended to give good perspective about adoption and transformation. The subtle differences between adoption and transformation, which can enable you to relate to your organization change management.

The participants will be able to relate to the day to day challenges faced by the agile competence center. We will discuss about how we could over come some of the challenges and we will also think about how to work with the current challenges.

We will discuss about some of the situational challenges which probably most of the change agents faces every day.

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Target Audience

Any Agile Enthusiasts, Change Agents, Organizational Transformation Leaders, Agile Coaches, Agile Practitioners, Team members, Scrum Master,

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  • AgileSattva Consulting LLP
    By AgileSattva Consulting LLP  ~  1 year ago
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    Hi Ebin,

     Would like to know if you would be able to deliver content in 45 mins. Would invite you to pick specific model, that you could explain in detail. 

    Deepak!

    • Ebin John
      By Ebin John  ~  3 years ago
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      Hi Deepak,

      Thank you for your comment and suggestion.

      Your suggestion is very true, that i cannot cover all the models in 45 minutes. The plan is to introduce the models to the audience and create some curiosity and develop new perspectives.

      After identifying the subtle different between Adoption and Transformation, the participants will get to know about Schneider model in depth. They will be able to relate to their daily work life with the frame work and with examples.

      We will introduce different percepective to audience with different models (just introduction). This will help individuals to connect with more relevant model and thus find appropriate correction if required.

      Finally we will talk about the pros and cons of Transformatin and Adoption. I am putting lot of effort to ensure that this session is of maximum value and relavent to companies who is doing Agile.

  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  3 years ago
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    Ebin, is this based on your first hand-experience? If yes, would you be willing to convert this into a 20 mins experience report? You will certainly need to trim down your content and focus on core element instead of spreading too thin.

    If you agree, please update your proposal accordingly.

    • Ebin John
      By Ebin John  ~  3 years ago
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      Hi Naresh,

      Thank you for the suggestion.

      Let us consider two options,

      1.    As you mentioned will trim down the material and make it as an experience report.
      Consequences: The presentation will generate curiosity, but I think this topic can be more effective ( Please look at the 2nd proposal). The 20 minute experience report will cover the following,

      •    Adoption and Transformation
      •    Schneider model and organization culture
      •    Changes we made in our transformation model.

      Link to the proposed material : http://www.slideshare.net/epoovathany/transformation-vs-adoption-agile-india-2014-an-experience-report

      2.    I will refine the content further to meet the below expectation. This will be for 45 minutes and will cover the experience report as well as some easy to use tools to identify their organizational culture. The main takeaway would be the checklist for change agents.


      •    Adoption and Transformation
      •    Schneider model and organization culture
      •    Differentiate your company culture and suitable Agile model.
      •    What are you doing?
      •    Checklist for change agents.

      Link to the proposed material : http://www.slideshare.net/epoovathany/transformation-vs-adoption-agile-india-2014-how-to-use-the-culture-model

      Let me know your view this proposal and feel free to let me know your choice.

      Thanks and Regards,

      Ebin John.

      • Naresh Jain
        By Naresh Jain  ~  3 years ago
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        Thanks Ebin. Greatly appreciate both the options you've given.

        I fully understand the trade-off. There are 2 reasons why we want this to be a 20-mins experience report:

        1. Generating curiosity and leaving some questions unanswered for interested folks to go and explore is certainly a great thing. We don't want to spoon feed the audience.

        2. The program is already jam-packed and we won't have space for a 45 mins talk.

        Also note that you'll be expected to write a 2-3 page experience report (due Nov 15th) in which you can cover all the details. Participants can refer to this either before or after your talk.

        • Ebin John
          By Ebin John  ~  3 years ago
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          Hi Naresh,

          That is absolutely fine. This time i am seing very good response from lot of people, which is remarkable.

          Let us fix it for 20 minute then.

          Is there any specific format for the 3 page document you were talking about?

          Wish you a great day.

          Ebin John.

          • Pramod Sadalage
            By Pramod Sadalage  ~  3 years ago
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            Ebin,

            Would you mind updating the proposal to reflect the 20min duration and experience report selections.

            Thanks

            Pramod

            • Ebin John
              By Ebin John  ~  3 years ago
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              Hi Pramod,

              Thank you for the suggestion. I have updated the proposal accordingly. Let me know if you have any comment on the same.

              Regards,

              Ebin

          • Naresh Jain
            By Naresh Jain  ~  3 years ago
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            Right now (for the draft version) the experience report does not require any format. It can be a free flow document.

  • Joel Tosi
    By Joel Tosi  ~  3 years ago
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    Hi Ebin,

      Thanks for the submission.  I appreciate the different models and the discussions in context.  I worry that there are too many terms that people might not have heard of at the conference and that my be distracting.  If you were to simplify the presentation some with less terminology, could you get the same outcome you were looking for?

     

    Best,

    Joel

    • Ebin John
      By Ebin John  ~  3 years ago
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      Hi Joel,

      Thank you for the suggestion.

      I understand you concern. The content is evolving. My idea is to use this as a master presentation. The content will be simplified based on my further learnings. I am currently working on a re-aligning transformation strategy with organization culture. I am defenitely going to add the knowledge which i am gaining from this experience as well.

      I hope we will get to know about he participants details little early, which will enable me to modify the content little further without crossing the boundaries.

      I am presenting similliar topic (scope is little more) in one of the scrum gathering in Bangalore next month. I shall collect the feed back from the audience and will simplify the contents.

      Please feel free to suggest if you have any specific slide or topic in your mind.

      Your feedback is well appreciated. Thank you.

  • Ram Srinivasan
    By Ram Srinivasan  ~  3 years ago
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    Hi Ebin,

     

    1. I see you using Michael Sahota's material in your presentation. Have you gotten permission from him to reuse it?  

    2. I am seeing you are giving a superficial treatment of multiple topics, Cynefin, HSD's Container/Difference/Exchange, Kotter model, Schnieder model.  I am lost, what are we trying to achieve here?

    3. And you are going to cover all these topics in 45 minutes? 

    4. From your presentation ".... Agile defines a target culture for successful delivery of software". Can you point me to where this is defined?

    • Ebin John
      By Ebin John  ~  3 years ago
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      Hi Ram,

      Thank you for your questions. Please find my answers below.

      1. Yes. I got the permission from Michael Sahota.

      2. The idea is to generate an awarenenss and curiosity among people about the difference between adoption and transformation. I would like to leverage on that curiosity to show them different models which may help them. Since we have audience from divergent background, i would like to introduce different models to them. I am trying to give the audience different new possibilities which is tested and proven.

      3. The plan is to introduce the model with thie prominent advantages and disadvantageous. I will give them references for a deep dive. I am trying to utilize the short attention span.

      4. Culture is how anything is done in an organization to succeed. I will use Schneider model, to show agile philosophy which is leading to a cultural change (wanted to break the beliefe that Agile is a bunch of process).


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