location_city Bengaluru schedule Mar 25th 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM place Grand Ballroom 1

A successful agile transformation is a challenge - so how to ensure that these gains will be resilient and sustain over time? How can one be sure that the agile values and principles will be passed on to future generations? What charactaristics differentiate the agile organization that is successful today and the one that will continue to be successful well into the future? 

This lecture leverages Sean's 13 years of military experience to explore how leaders deliberately build great self-sustaining organizations.  Leaning on first-hand case studies from coaching dozens of agile teams, learn about the leadership behaviours that build self-sustaining cultures, and those which fail to see beyond just the methologies. 


Outline/Structure of the Talk

This is a 60-minute lecture. 

The general outline covers:

- What is the acceptance criteria for a successful Agile transformation? 

- Is there a way to gaugue "organizational maturity"?

- What did the Army teach me about self-sustaining organizations?

- What does your organization care about sustaining over time? 

- How do organizational values manifest?

- A proposal: A new way to look at Agile that promotes sustainability 

- Paterns, anti-patterns and case studies

- Questions 

Learning Outcome

At the end of this session, participants will have a greater appreciation of tools and techniques for building a self-sustaining agile organization. They will be able to recognize organizational patterns and anti-patterns and appreciate the importance of deliberately cultivating a culture. 

Target Audience

ScrumMasters, managers, leaders

schedule Submitted 5 years ago

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  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  5 years ago
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    Hi Sean,

    Thanks for the proposal. I really like your perspective on building leadership early in the career and how this would enable better self-organization. 

    Generally, at the conference we avoid a 90 mins talk. It becomes very hard for the participants to focus and stay engaged. We have 2 alternatives:

    • Keep it 90 mins, but turn this into a workshop/tutorial, where participants can do some exercises and get immersed.
    • Reduce the focus of the talk and trim it down to 45 mins talk.

    What do you think?

    • Sean Dunn
      By Sean Dunn  ~  5 years ago
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      Thank you, Naresh. 
      I can easily accomodate a 45 min talk;  I will trim to that size. 

      I was more familiar with the 90 minute time-slot, as that is the common size for other conferences I've been to, but I agree, it is too much on the long side.