Solar eclipse in agile ecosystem: Diamond Ring or Injured Eye ?

This talk explores the course of agile transformation with comparison to Geocentric/Heliocentric Model of Solar System and attempts to narrate the transformation as it happened. The closest analogy would be Earth rotation around itself and while revolving around the sun. Further consider that natural satellite moon orbiting around the earth. All the stake holders were undergoing self-transformation and interacting with other stake holders under transformation. 

Our mother earth rotates around itself and while revolving around the sun. Natural satellite moon orbits the earth. Moon is under the strong influence of earth revolving around earth because of mutual gravitational pull. Moon and earth are under influence of sun again due to mutual gravity. 

In terms of influence, Sun is most influential followed by earth followed by moon.

Influence in solar system: Sun > Earth > Moon

This paper analyses the interplay of interdependent influencers in the business ecosystem comparing it with solar system.

Influence in business ecosystem: Customer > Organization > Delivery team in organization 

Customer is like Sun with nuclear fusion of market demands.  Conditions at the Sun's core are extreme.  Similarly conditions at customers end are extremely challenging either having to increasing the revenue or decrease the cost or enhance the value. It is always a fight for survival or capturing the opportunity.

The Sun's power comes for fusion of hydrogen into helium and Gamma rays. As it travels out toward the surface, the energy is continuously absorbed and re-emitted at lower and lower temperatures so that by the time it reaches the surface, it is primarily visible light. For a delivery organization a new project or business opportunity is the visible light from customer (Sun) generated by heat of market demand.

Earth can see only one phase of the moon at any point of time, though earth exerts tremendous influence over moon. This is analogous to interaction between organization and Delivery team. The other face is the interaction between delivery team and customer.

Moon represents the comprehension of customer needs, its influence on the earth like tides in oceans, pleasant light and even seismic changes. This influence can be beneficial or detrimental based on the phase of moon.        

Further this talk explores the new moon day and full moon day scenarios. New moon day represents new business projects secured by delivery team often with one or more of triple constraints. Projections for New business opportunities, customer needs and market requirements are made considering Pessimistic, Realistic and Optimistic scenarios. The projections oscillate often between Pessimistic and Optimistic extreme scenarios.

Total solar eclipse is probably the most spectacular astronomical event that most people will experience in their lives. The eclipse can be compared to REALISTIC situation when all three actors Sun, Moon and Earth are in alignment. The realistic situation tests the hypothesis of successfully tapping new business opportunity. This is akin to Einstein’s theory of light deflection consistent with general relativity which was possible to prove only during a solar eclipse.  

If a solar eclipse is viewed without adequate precaution it might result in UV and other rays harming eyes. Similarly underestimation of the customer needs or market direction burns the development teams in the organization. The work backlog might get burned with great burndowns and burnup charts but in reality it is irrelevant to the market and hence of no immediate monetary value.

If the viewer is prepared for eclipse with adequate support apparatus, the Baily's beads and DIAMOND RING could be seen harnessing the beauty of eclipse. It business this is analogous to delivering customer delight or gaining the first mover advantage.

If a solar eclipse is viewed without adequate precaution it might result in UV and other rays harming eyes. Similarly underestimation of the customer needs or market direction burns the development teams in the organization. The work backlog might get burned with great burndowns and burnup charts but in reality it is irrelevant to the market and hence of no immediate monetary value.

This talk also explores the geocentric perspective where sun rises and sets daily. A company centric approach (legacy or core competency) tries to define new business opportunities from its perspective as it thinks company is at the center of solar system and market revolves around it. In reality the market is independent of the company as sun neither rises nor sets. It is a relative perception as earth is rotating around the sun. 

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Talk --> Solar System Small excercise  --> Talk

Learning Outcome

Preparation for agile transformation.

Commitment for transformation involves pain .

Interplay of multiple roles which themelves are under transformation and interacting with others who are undergoing transformation.

Target Audience

Anybody who believes that agile is a enabler

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  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi Sandeep,

    Can you please share slides and video? (If not from this talk, from any past presentations.)

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

      Thanks for the proposal. Is it possible for you to provide the draft presentation / presentation flow points?

      Thanks,

      • Niranjan N V
        By Niranjan N V  ~  2 years ago
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        Hi Sandeep,

        Adding to what Jerry has asked, you could also

        1. upload a  few minutes Video of yours having spoken in public seminars, conferences or any local user groups, because conference looks at speaking ability of the speaker and this would certainly help  for reviewers.
        2. Provide links , references to previous talks if any, done in similar events

        Thanks

        Niranjan