What made it happen - Successful Agile Adoption

A large-scale successful adoption of Agile involves not just a stronger drive and support from management but also far-reaching changes at the individual, team, and organizational level. This talk is about how we successfully implemented Agile practices at the team level and scaled Agile more broadly throughout the enterprise.

This is a talk based on experience report of a successful agile adoption of a 1200+ employee Dutch company based out of Netherlands. This talk is focused on the learning’s/insights from initial adoption, scaling and continues path to sustaining improvements.

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Outline/structure of the Session

1. Introduce the background [Preagile state, drivers for change]. [3 mins]

2. Approach for adaption and learnings from it. [7 mins]

3. Scalling [5 mins]

4. Structural changes in Organization [5 mins]


Learning Outcome

1. Successful agile adoption patterns we used.

2. Successful approaches for scaling an adoption.

Target Audience

Agile Practitioners, Agile Coaches, High/Middle level Management

schedule Submitted 5 years ago

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  • Naveen Indusekhar
    By Naveen Indusekhar  ~  5 years ago
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    Hi Phani,

    Success stories are always great inspirations for everyone. What was the vision/mission of the organization when you started the adoption and what is the maturity or state in terms of progress to make it a successful adoption? Was it done through a ETC? A small brief on this will surely excite the discussion further.



    • Phani Bhushan
      By Phani Bhushan  ~  5 years ago
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      Hi Naveen,


      Here is a brief on the adaption. Its a Top down implementation. These resulted in 26 teams in short timeframe (6 months) in an organization with no experience with Agile. Primary driving factor was High market pressure.




  • Ellen Grove
    By Ellen Grove  ~  5 years ago
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    Hi Phani

    I'm very curious to know more about the org-level changes that you will talk about - can you tell me a little bit more in your proposal about what the experience was at that level?

    I see from your profile that you have presented elsewhere - could you provide any links to previous presentations (slides or video) so that we can get a sense of your presentation approach?



  • Vijayanand Nagaraj
    By Vijayanand Nagaraj  ~  5 years ago
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    Hi Phani Bhushan,
    It will be really interesting to hear your experience report. However, I have few comments

    1. While Introducing the background it will be good to touch upon the organization management style, org structure and also were there any other models or methodologies being used earlier.
    2. It will be good to include how did u go about measuring the effectiveness of the implementation? Did you collect any comparison metrics for measuring the Pre and Post Implementation phase?

    Also I was curious to know if you have presented this report anywhere else as well? If Yes then kindly provide the reference or link.

    • Phani Bhushan
      By Phani Bhushan  ~  5 years ago
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      HI  Vijayanand Nagaraj,


      Thank you for your comments.

      1. Yes, I'll be giving org details as part of the background talk.

      2. I'll be talking about the reasons on why we choose specific KPIs to measure and how they evolved and helped in decision making.

      Unfortunately I've not presented this report anywhere else, hence no links are available.