Enterprises big and small are aspiring for agility these days and kick-starting Agile transformations. Agile is mainstream. The movement that started with a manifesto and principles has grown bigger. From product development and startups, agile is now being adopted in mainstream (read legacy) companies for all kinds of knowledge work beyond the scope of pure product development – in services, support, marketing, HR and so on.

With the widespread application, many ways to achieve agility have also sprung up. We have ScrumKanbanScrumbanSAFe and probably few more variations. Each have their benefits and challenges depending on the organizational context that they are being used into.

For organizations that are just starting, this plethora of information is quite confusing and intimidating sometimes too. Transformations also involve a lot of investment - both financially and otherwise. Its a big change. Deciding on an approach at the outset is not trivial. 

The talk would suggest an approach to Agile transformations that is based on the fundamental premise of Agile - the empirical philosophy of transparency, inspection and adaptation and provide practical tips and tricks based on my experience with large scale transformations.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

1. Background - 5 mins

2. Content - 12 mins

3. Summary - 3 mins

Learning Outcome

Understand and take home the message that there is no one size that fits all - for all enterprises or even differents contexts in a single enterprise. You cannot predict what really will work until you experiment with it. Agile transformations need to be Agile too.

Target Audience

Those who are about to start or part of their Agile Transformation Journey

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  • AgileSattva Consulting LLP
    By AgileSattva Consulting LLP  ~  1 year ago
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    Dear Hrishikesh,

     I connect with your idea of transformation and not one size fits all. I invite you to share more informaiton on :

    1. Would you use case study to describe?

    2. Examples of your ideas, thoughts, where you have applied?

    I also invite you to share your own experience in living this spirit of Agile Transformaiton.

     

    Deepak

    • Hrishikesh Karekar
      By Hrishikesh Karekar  ~  3 years ago
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      Hi Deepak,

      Main purpose of the talk is to imbibe the message as you rightly said that one size does not fit all. We learnt this on the ground implementing Agile in the large and complex delivery organization that Amdocs has. So yes I would share examplse and learnings from this definitely. Though I would say it would not be a full case study on our implementation. That would be an entirely different topic and require longer time.

      The main objective of this session is to convey that implement Agile being Agile knowing that when you start, you don't know what works for you (even though it worked for your neighbour :) )

      Regards

      Hrishikesh

      • Jerry Rajamoney
        By Jerry Rajamoney  ~  2 years ago
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        Hi Hrish,

        Good topic. Since it is about empirical approach as mentioned in your title, it will be great if you share some data pointers to make the proposal more value add.

        Thanks,

  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  2 years ago
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    Thanks for the proposal Hrishikesh. Request you to please update your proposal with links to slides and videos from past presentations. Without these the committee would not be in a position to select the proposal.

    • Hrishikesh Karekar
      By Hrishikesh Karekar  ~  2 years ago
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      Thanks Naresh for the consideration. 

      I had presented at the Agile Day Conference - ADC 2014 in Pune on 18th July. Below are the links to the presentation and a short amateur recording of the same. The full video was not shared by the Knowledge hut guys yet.

      My colleague Vinaya and me had presented this together with her doing slides 1-3 and me talking about slides 4-8

      http://www.slideshare.net/vinayamuralidharan/evolving-to-agile-testing

      http://youtu.be/22BSUjAZYzc

      Thank You,

      Hrishikesh


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