Agile Transformation kick start: Creating a Foundation for Success: case study in a real time

 

This experience report presentation will discuss an approach deployed for successfully initiating an Agile Transformation. The organization has adapted Scaled agile framework as a means to achieve business results. This presentation focus on 6 elements of agile transformation kick start.

  1. Diagnostics
  2. Solution Design
  3. Preparation of agile release train launch in agile way – Preparation via executing one week sprints
  4. Training and Coaching teams – Preparing the teams
  5. Define and measure effectiveness
  6. Challenges and Learning and Benefits
  • Team size: 80 people
  • Location Bangalore, India.
  • Domain: Healthcare
 
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Outline/structure of the Session

We all aware even the greatest agile transformation/teams take time to hit their stride – Success of an Agile Transformation depends a great deal on how effectively it gets initiated. Most of the time agile transformation does not result in success as anticipated. There are many factors which contributes for not achieving the desired result. One of the important factor which guides the success of agile transformation is preparing the organization. This presentation talks about the real time example of preparing the organization to kick start the agile transformation journey

  • Leadership commitment/Involvement
  • Diagnostics : Purpose of transformation and understanding the business challenges at all levels of the organization
  • Solutions direction: High level solution design and leadership commitment.
  • Key role mapping : Identify key role and mapping
  • Transformation Planning: Transformation program planning and executing in sprints
  • Establishing role description and Role Mapping: Role identification and mapping with respect to all key program and team roles
  • Team configuration: Team configuration based on nature of work and value proposition
  • Role specific/team training: Training such as Agile, SCRUM, leading SAFe, SAFe PM/PO and SAFe for teams training
  • Role specific/team coaching: Role specific coaching for all team and program level roles such as PM, PO, RTE, SCRUM master, lean agile leaders and leadership
  • Establishing way of working : Considering the nature of work, organization culture, developing way of working based on agile principle and practices and training
  • Kick start
  • Challenges and Learning and Benefits

Learning Outcome

  • The Art and skills of launching successful trains
  • Practical approach in addressing transformation resistance 
  • Involvement of other horizontal functions in the organization for successful ART launch.
  • Preparation of ART launch in Agile Way

Target Audience

Leaders, Managers, Agile Professionals, SAFe Professional, SAFe Program Consultants, and Agile Practitioners

schedule Submitted 8 months ago

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  • Rahul Ganjoo
    By Rahul Ganjoo  ~  7 months ago
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    Hi Sathyanarayana, This still feels like a lot of content to go over in a 20 minute session. Are there opportunities to reduce this to focus on one or two? Each one of your learning outcomes is a big topic in itself - do you have them in order of priority and if so, can you focus on top 2 and amend the structure of the session accordingly.

    • Sathyanarayana H R
      By Sathyanarayana H R  ~  7 months ago
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      Dear Rahul,

      Thanks for your feedback. The presentation talks about the series of steps performed to launch ART/Transformation. If I focus on one or two areas, the significance of the presentation will be lost.

       

      However this presentation is used many occasions to talk to leadership and other stakeholders and can be effectively covered in 20min duration. This presentation would be really effective only if whole sequence is discussed.

       

      If there is an option to change the presentation from 20min to 45min, I would love to do that as well.

      Regards

      -Sathya

       

       

       

      Regards

  • Madhavi Ledalla
    By Madhavi Ledalla  ~  7 months ago
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    Hello Sathyanarayana, Thank you for submitting your talk to Agile India 2017. The summary and the outline that you have described talks more about how to prepare organization, teams and leadership for Agile transformation using Scaled Agile Framework and the role of a coach during this journey. Can you also highlight some of the challenges and benefits that your organization has seen from this journey?  Thank you.

    • Sathyanarayana H R
      By Sathyanarayana H R  ~  7 months ago
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      Thanks Madhavi for your feedback. I can include challenges and benefits as well from this approach.

       

      Regards

      -Sathya

      • Madhavi Ledalla
        By Madhavi Ledalla  ~  7 months ago
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        Thanks Sathyanarayana, can you please modify your outline so that you can talk about the challenges/benifits and the key learning objectives that you would like the audience to take away from this session. As Srinath mentioned, the content looks too much for 20 minutes.

        • Sathyanarayana H R
          By Sathyanarayana H R  ~  7 months ago
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          Dear Madhavi,

           

          I have modified the outline and one of the item include is challenges, benefits and learnings.

          The structure of the presentation I did not amended much and retained it as it is. The reason behind is to demonstrate the sequence in which we have started the transformation. However I will have very limited key information in each slide to focus on and also I will have very few slides to demonstrate this journey.

           

          Best Regards

          Sathya

        • Sathyanarayana H R
          By Sathyanarayana H R  ~  7 months ago
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          Sure Madhavi. I will modify the outline.

           

          Regards

          -Sathya

  • Srinath Chandrasekharan
    By Srinath Chandrasekharan  ~  7 months ago
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    Hi Sathyanarayana,

    Proposal looks interesting. One thought I had is that there are too many learning outcomes and I feel that in a 20 minute session, the key message would get diluted. do you think focusing on the most important 1-2 would help ?

     

    Regards,

    Srinath

     

    • Sathyanarayana H R
      By Sathyanarayana H R  ~  7 months ago
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      Dear Srinath,

       

      I have modified the outline and one of the item include is challenges, benefits and learnings as suggested by Madhavi. Also as suggested by you, learning outcome I have retained only few. During the presentation also the focus will be only on few key aspects.

       

      The structure of the presentation I did not amended much and retained it as it is. The reason behind is to demonstrate the sequence in which we have started the transformation. However I will have very limited key information in each slide to focus on and also I will have very few slides to demonstrate this journey.

       

      Best Regards

      Sathya

    • Sathyanarayana H R
      By Sathyanarayana H R  ~  7 months ago
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      Hello Srinath,

       

      Thanks for your feedback. Some of the key learning are captured in the outline. However considering the time availability, I will emphasis on the one or two key learning.

      Regards

      -Sathya

  • Kavitha Pozhathu
    By Kavitha Pozhathu  ~  8 months ago
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    Excellent Sathya! Very well explained and outlined.

  • shanmugaraj
    By shanmugaraj  ~  7 months ago
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    Well explained the leadership style with 4 quadrants and maturity levels.  Its really one of the learning curve for professionals stepping up the ladder.

    Thanks for your time and explanation on the situational leadership. 

  • Ravi B L  CSM, CSTE Certified
    By Ravi B L CSM, CSTE Certified  ~  7 months ago
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    Excellent presentation Sathya....


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