For agile to work at scale in enterprises, there needs to be clarity around the hierarchy (or lack of hierarchy) of roles across teams and products to ensure sound governance and, perhaps more importantly, to offer career (and salary!) progression.  This presentation will propose a competency-based approach for the development of skills and competencies of the workforce, and thus creating a sustainable transformation in an enterprise. We will include experiences of implementing those components of the proposed model that have already been tried and tested.  Feedback will be sought from the participants.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Three parts to the presentation:

1. Describing the Challenge (5 minutes)

2. Presenting our proposed solution in the form of a framework with some example levels of details and some information on where we have applied some of the components before in real organizations (15 minutes)

3. Seeking participant input to improve the framework through feedback on missing considerations and actual participant experiences to date.  We will bring posters of the pre-conference status of the framework and post-it notes for teams of participants to improve on what we have so far (20 minutes)

4. Session retrospective (5 minutes)

An improved solution based on participant feedback will be shared with participants after the event. 

Learning Outcome

Lean-Agile Managers will have a framework for implementing a development program for their agile staff based on different potential career paths.  Individual practitioners will have a framework for developing and demonstrating their competences to their managers and peers.  The participant discussion will allow all to share the current status of competency development in organizations that are already working at scale.

Target Audience

Agile Practitioners and Managers interested in a structured approach to developing and recognizing competencies

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  • Tathagat Varma
    By Tathagat Varma  ~  1 year ago
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    Michael - do you have any battle stories of its real-world application? 

     

    thanks,

    TV

    • Michael Harris
      By Michael Harris  ~  2 years ago
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      Hi TV - No battle stories yet as we are still building this but we hope to have some early adopters in the first quarter.  The concept is based on something we do for test/QA so we could bring some stories from that?  What do you think?

      Mike

      • Tathagat Varma
        By Tathagat Varma  ~  2 years ago
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        Mike - it will certainly help if we are able to talk about learnings from a real-life application of an idea, and then testing, refining and strengthening the hypothesis if we are able to present a 'theory' to the audience. The topic is most certinly relevant, and the proposal looks interesing, but there is real-world data to support it. Do you have any other data points to support your hypothesis in the framework that you refer to?

        -TV

        • Michael Harris
          By Michael Harris  ~  2 years ago
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          TV - to some extent this new idea is a combination of several other things that we have been doing for the past 3-4 years so, yes, we have some data points on the components (e.g. other lowest level Agile Jumpstart program) and how they have been applied elsewhere.  I will add this to the presentation content to make sure we cover prior experience.  Thanks for the good feedback.

          Mike

  • Prasad
    By Prasad  ~  2 years ago
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    Michael,
    This is interesting one.. in your framework will you cover the scope of partners/vendors outside the org eco system?

     

    ~~PP

    • Michael Harris
      By Michael Harris  ~  2 years ago
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      Hi Prasad

      That is the intention. 

      Best regards

      Mike

       

  • Doc Norton
    By Doc Norton  ~  2 years ago
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    Can you privide a breakdown of how you expect to use the time?

    You've provided a few links, but I don't understand the pertinence of the PRINCE2 case study or the performance report. Can you help me understand how these play into the overall session?

     

    • Michael Harris
      By Michael Harris  ~  2 years ago
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      Hi Doc

      I will add a breakdown of time to the information on the session together with soem contaxt for the links.

      Thanks

      Mike

  • Joel Tosi
    By Joel Tosi  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi Michael,

        Could you share the proposed framework?  That would help me out quite extensively with questions.  I understand the motivation for the framework, I'm just wondering how much of this will be presenting a proposed framework versus trying to arrive to one if that makese sense.

     

    Best,

    Joel

    • Michael Harris
      By Michael Harris  ~  2 years ago
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      Hello Joel

      Thank you for following up.  I will attach a working document as a link to give you an idea of where this is going.  We are still fine tuning this framework and have a schedule to have it finalized and peer reviewed before the conference.

      Best regards

       

      Mike

       


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