location_city Bengaluru schedule Mar 26th 02:25 - 02:45 PM place Grand Ballroom 2

Agile transformation in any organization will go through myriad of challenges that involves people, existing organization culture, technology/domain etc. Instead of seeing these challenges as obstacles, if you view them as opportunities to grow and improve, transformation will be more impactful and long-lasting. If neglected, the very same obstacles would severely damage the motivation and trust of employees.

In this experience report we would like to walk you through the agile transformation journey in a Mainframe product development enterprise by unraveling the challenges and the remediation steps that has helped us in keeping this journey alive. Specifically we would like to touch upon 

  1. Self-organizing teams
    • Resistance to change
    • Culture shift
  2. HR
    • Lack of role clarity and
    • Effective R&R in agile space
  3. Agile Engineering Practices adopted in Mainframe product development
    • Unit test automation
    • Continuous Integration

Along the presentation we’ll highlight few anti-patterns and the effects of ignoring them.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Experience Report

  • Agile transformation journey - 20mins
    • Key challenges and complexity that includes technology/domain
      • Anti-patterns and the remediation steps
        • Exclude managers from the scrum team
        • Product owners shouldn’t prioritize technical debt
        • Increase the sprint duration from 2 to 4 weeks because the story cannot be broken
        • Postpone refactoring

Learning Outcome

  • Few Do's and Don’ts in the Organization Change Initiative
  • Learn the disadvantages of functioning in long iteration cycles despite market constraints
  • Gain insight on why you should not exclude Functional Managers from scrum team given that many mangers come from a product competency who can help shape products better

Target Audience

Senior Management/Leadership team, Agile Coach, Scrum Master, POs and team members

schedule Submitted 5 years ago

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