This talk will present you with the real time challenges and ideas to deal with them in a healthy way with SAFe framework.

  • Challenges the organization needs to deal when they deal with Enterprise transformation.
  • How Leaders and Agile Coaches play an influencing and critical role in enabling the organization in scaling agile practices
  • How the leadership teams can make or break the deal
  • How the 5 critical challenges are addressed with Lean practices embedded in the SAFe framework.
  • Some tips to make it happen.
 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Meaning of whole enterprise needs to deal with the change
  • Challenges of Scaling Agile practices and How SAFe can be applied for this 
  • How mindset and preparation can help dealing with all the challenges
  • How to use Agile coaches can play a pragamitic role in the enterprise agile transformation
  • A practical approach to address these challenges

Learning Outcome

  • Organization Scaling and Scaling Agile practices
  • Is the deal of transforming agile practices in organization or is it transforming the organization into Learning Organization
  • Tips and take away to various roles across the enterprise to deal with Enterprise transformation with SAFe
  • How to practically visualize SAFe principles in reality
  • How Leaders and Agile Coaches play a big role in transformation
  • How to deal with resistant leaders who do not have to embrace the CHANGE 

Target Audience

Leaders, executives and internal change agents who are getting ready and alteady onto the Scaling journey

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  • Deepti Jain
    By Deepti Jain  ~  9 months ago
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    Hi Anand,

    The proposal Outline and presentation are great, and too tempting to know more about how you achieved Scaling of Agility in your organization. Personally I have heard a lot about how great an SPC you are and how you are doing wonders at your client location with SAFe. So I am really keen on knowing how you are doing that.

    But when I look at learning outcome, I feel a little restricted. From title and learning outcome, this talk more looks like SAFe biased. Although presentation is very much neutral. Can't title and learning outcome be made more neutral, so that wider audience can feel associated and inspired to be part of the session. If you look at learning outcome, one can easily feel that if they don't have SAFe and SAFe defined roles, they can not have Scaling of Agility. It is important that this talk reaches wider audience, because people are struggling with Scaling of Agile, and if you experience can help them, then they should totally hear this. And for that the fear that "they need to be SPCs or know SAFe" needs to be removed. Thank you

    • Anand Murthy Raj
      By Anand Murthy Raj  ~  9 months ago
      reply Reply

      Let me rewrite the objectives based on the feedback received from all the reviewers.

      • Anand Murthy Raj
        By Anand Murthy Raj  ~  9 months ago
        reply Reply

        I have made the changes to the objectives. Let me know if any change needs to be done

        • Deepti Jain
          By Deepti Jain  ~  9 months ago
          reply Reply

          Thanks A lot Anand. This is great. Wish you luck with the talk.

          Best Regards,
          Deepti

  • Rahul Ganjoo
    By Rahul Ganjoo  ~  9 months ago
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    There is a lot in here - therefore given the breadth you are covering, the content seems a bit generic. I'd humbly suggest maybe hone in to 1 or 2 key critical challenges and go deeper into specific approaches of addressing them. Would also like to see what the specific motivation for the transformation was, why SaFE was chosen to be the tool of choice and and how post facto the transformation was measured to be successful (or not). 

    • Sharmila Patwardhan
      By Sharmila Patwardhan  ~  9 months ago
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      I have attended many presentations about SaFE and most of them were too generic. I would suggest that you consider most challenging area in SaFE and get into length and breadth of that particular challenge.

      • Anand Murthy Raj
        By Anand Murthy Raj  ~  9 months ago
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        Thanks Sharmila for the comments.

        I have made an attempt to address the most important challenges we face at agile large scale transformation. The areas are wrt Flow of value, Mindset challenges, Lack of Continuous improvement approach, Lack or under communicating the Vision and resulting into a new form which is called "Learning Organization". I am also trying to address top 2/3 issues under each of these areas. 

        Initially I had mentioned a lot of challenges, but the suggestion was to focus on top 2/3 issues. 

        I have restricted to a minimum number of slides and would like to share more in the talking. 

         

         

  • Tathagat Varma
    By Tathagat Varma  ~  9 months ago
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    Could you also talk about the "before" and "after" in quantifiable terms, especially around product quality, business results and customer experiences. These will help us understand the true efficacy of a transformation initiative which would sell well with the decision-makers.

    • Anand Murthy Raj
      By Anand Murthy Raj  ~  9 months ago
      reply Reply

      TV, 

      I have put some results I have seen at teams and program levels as results, the last slide. Hope this helps.

       

      Regards,

      Anand 

    • Anand Murthy Raj
      By Anand Murthy Raj  ~  9 months ago
      reply Reply
      Thanks.. I am also proceeding in the same lines.. 

      Regards,

      M R Anand

  • Prasad
    By Prasad  ~  9 months ago
    reply Reply

    Anand and Eelco, 

    Thanks for the proposal. Experience  report  sounds like a SAFe promotion material. I respect SAFe as a body of knowledge. My humble request is to cover the process and lessons learnt towards 'Agility' journey,  and the adaptation of the patterns and also what did not work well

     

    Cheers

    • Anand Murthy Raj
      By Anand Murthy Raj  ~  9 months ago
      reply Reply

      Hello
      For sure this is  not a SAFe promotion.  Idea is to share challenges in terms of flow, organizational impediments,  the challenges with wrong metrics and how SAFe is helping to overcome these challenges.  Hope this helps.

       
      • Jutta Eckstein
        By Jutta Eckstein  ~  9 months ago
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        Hi Anand,

        I would like to echo Prasad. We really would like to hear what you learned on the journey, which means also (as Prasad stated): what didn't work when using SAFe. Your answer sounds as if you would like to focus on what didn't work for the team(s) / organization(s) and then how SAFe solved these problems. Actually this isn't at the core of our interest.

        Thanks!

        Jutta

        • Anand Murthy Raj
          By Anand Murthy Raj  ~  9 months ago
          reply Reply

          Hi Jutta..

          Please see the PDF attached. http://www.mediafire.com/file/16www6s3i55ib25/Dealing_with_Enterprise_Agile_Transformation_challenges_with_SAFe_v2.pdf

          Most of my learning is summarized here. If I try to put too much of how we used SAFe to address these problems.. I assume it would like to SAFe promotion.

          Issues categorized are the common issues we see with Enterprise transformation and how we addressed them.  eg: Development is always start stop start mode.. how are we dealing with it to make a flow . Mistakes committed by leadership team... how Continuous improvement was enabled .. how are teams dealing with complexity and how things have changed in sharing the vision and focus and the organizations moving to learning organizations.

          I hear what you say.. let me rework on the slides and share a revised version 

          • Anand Murthy Raj
            By Anand Murthy Raj  ~  9 months ago
            reply Reply

            Please find the slides attached.

            http://www.mediafire.com/file/6f3cyi35bullbmh/Dealing_with_Enterprise_Agile_Transformation_challenges_with_SAFe_v3.pdf

            Let me know if you have any comments


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    Chandan - Enterprise Agile Coaches are Systems Thinker

    Chandan
    Chandan
    Enterprise Agile Coach
    Societe Generale
    schedule 10 months ago
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    45 mins
    Experience Report
    Advanced

    As a enterprise coach we all need to go beyond team coaching to enterprise transformation process to bring end to end agility into the organization.Coaches are connected with various business lines while coaching.They can visualize and help organization to break the organizational silos.

    To be effective, the action taken must alter the interrelationship of the parts or silos. Unless one alters the relationship between or among the parts, there is little hope for effective change.

    Using the principles of systems thinking offer coaches to new ways of seeing and of interpreting what we see.

    As an enterprise agile coach how we can apply systems thinking at our work context a journey with me.

    Sharing my learning and observations with deploying systems thinking for scaling agility into the organization.

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    Noopur Pathak - The Magic knobs of Agile Digital Marketing

    Noopur Pathak
    Noopur Pathak
    Consultant
    INNOVATION ROOTS
    schedule 8 months ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    My experiments with Agile Digital Marketing led me to tap into my own creativity and innovation.

    Being a marketeer, I never had the luxury to depend on a single technique for a longer period of time. With the change in technology, product attributes and customer expectations, everything changes everyday. Since Agile talks about adapting to the changing environment, I chose to club Agile and Digital Marketing practices to survive and grow in the shifting ecosystem.

    The journey began with breaking down Google Adwords marketing campaigns into smaller iterations than doing it at once. The results have been overwhelming both financially and emotionally. 15-20% of the budget allocated could be saved. 

    In this session, I share my journey 'Monomyth' to move from known to unknown and reach back home with newfound wisdom - 'The Magic knobs of Agile Digital Marketing'. 

     

     

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    Felix Pradeep Savariraj - Lean Priority Method – Identifying the “Right” MVP

    45 mins
    Demonstration
    Advanced

    Agile Product Development Teams often find it difficult to carve out the minimum viable product (MVP) to build first, because they hardly know what the high priority features are. Many teams follow some prioritization technique, but often find some pitfalls in it and end up doing incorrect MVP. We want to explain and demonstrate the Lean Priority Method we use to prioritize features first and then the stories next, in order to craft the MVP for a product. The method has a formula with parameters used in WSJF (Weighted Shortest Job First) technique of SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) and couple of other parameters (User Adoption and Uncertainty) based on our coaching and learning experience.