From Implementing Agile to Being Agile - Agile Evolution Lifecycle

In this session, I will describe the evolutionary process of Agile implementation as it is reflected from my experience with several organizations. Agile implementation, as well as any other methodology implementation, requires consistent attention in order to be well implemented and adjusted to the organization maturity and to its changing requirements.

My experience lead me to describe four main levels of Agile evolution lifecycle and implementation maturity process. I will elaborate about each level in general and will include examples from real life, highs and lows epiphanies, achievements and disappointments.

Maturity levels are:

1. Learn and practice - learn the new game rules

2. Adjustment and visibility - work towards continuous improvement

3. Agile beyond RnD - Collaborative teams

4. Agile as culture - Make Agile mindset part of the product lifecycle across the entire organization

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Outline/structure of the Session

45 minutes talk, I will describe 4 main levels in Agile implementation process.

Learning Outcome

  • Better understanding of Agile implementation process
  • Focus on improvements over time
  • Expected problems during implementation and suggested solutions

Target Audience

agile coaches, scrum maters, managers, po's

schedule Submitted 4 years ago

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

         This seems very similar to the Shu Ha Ri that a large number of people talk about in the Agile space.  Is that similar?


    Please help me understand if they are one in the same or your submission is different.

    Thanks much,


    • Michal Epstein
      By Michal Epstein  ~  3 years ago
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      Hi Joel,

      Indeed this is similar, and it is the first time I see this :-)

      My presentation is based on my own experience and I am glad to see that there is a theory to support that.

      Yet, the highest maturity level I introduce is about organizational culture, and the article you mentioned focuses mostly or only on the team. 

      So althugh it is similar, as I see it, the direction is different.




  • Ravi Kumar
    By Ravi Kumar  ~  4 years ago
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    Hi Michal,

    There's too much detail in the proposal synopsis and not much clarity in learning outcomes. I would certainly revisit the proposal and trim it down. Can you also add links to the slides and videos of any of your past talks/presentations.

    Please check out the Good Proposal Attrbutes (





    • Michal Epstein
      By Michal Epstein  ~  4 years ago
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      Hi Ravi,


      Thanks for your comment, I have revisited my proposal as you suggested.

      I also added link to a similar presentation I gave in a conference a year ago.