Enterprise Agile Coaches are Systems Thinker

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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Outline/structure of the Session

Most of us knows about this systems thinking or if some one google search they can come to know, what unique piece I will bring into the table is how I have applied and learned through these below steps.

a) Problem areas and Systems thinking( 10 Mins)

b) Influence of Culture in deploying systems thinking ( 10 mins) 

c) Challenges with deploying systems thinking at enterprise level( Changing the mental model) ( 10 Mins)

d) A case study to share with ( 10 mins)

e) Q&A ( 5 mins) 

Learning Outcome

a) Deepening our understanding of how we can effect systemic change

b) Learning skills and processes of systems thinking( Mindset change)

c) Applying systems thinking to implement value chain analaysis

d) Scaling agility up with systems thinking( How Iceberg model helps)

Target Audience

Agile Coach, scrum masters, product owner, leaders, managers, team members

schedule Submitted 10 months ago

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  • Madhavi Ledalla
    By Madhavi Ledalla  ~  9 months ago
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    Hello Chandan, Thank you for the submission to Agile India 2017. I was going through the details, it talks about the systems thinking, influencing the culture, the mental model and how an enterprise coach could imbibe the systems thinking mind-set during his/her coaching journey. Do you think this proposal would be more appropriate under "Agile Mindset" track rather than "Agility at Scale" track as there is nothing related to Scaling Agile - Frameworks, People (career) & Performance Appraisals or Tools - Portfolio Management, Distributed Teams in this experience report. Can you please share your thoughts?  Thank you.

     

     

    • Chandan
      By Chandan  ~  9 months ago
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      Hi Madhavi, thanks for your input. In this proposal I thought of covering, when we transform projects in silos , at enterprise level what are the challenges we will come across at later period of time. Down the line when we scale up projects into program level , we will have different level of challenges to address. But as you rightly said it could be categorize into Mindset section. Best Regards, Chandan

  • Tathagat Varma
    By Tathagat Varma  ~  9 months ago
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    The general topic that you mention isn't new to the agile coaching field...indeed, any change agent, agile or otherwise, needs to be a systems thinker and structure change initiatives accordingly. As you have proposed your session as experience report, we want to know what were your unique learnings in a given real-world problem where you applied a given set of methods, and what were the results, etc. In your deck, I didn't find any specific details about your personal experiences. If you could rework on your proposal and the deck and bring out details from your experience that help the reviewers understand your point of view, it would be very helpful.

    • Chandan
      By Chandan  ~  9 months ago
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      Hello Tathagat , Thanks for the comments, I will update the deck and share soon. BR Chandan


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