In this session I’m showing a model that organizations can use to foster the adoption of agile. This model is "locally" based on lean change, understandig Agile initiatives from different countries as startups. It scales by using the validated learning cycles of every organization to create a validated learning knowledge base. The knowledge base is grows with the performed experiments of agile practices in different business units. This "validated learning knowledge base" is co-created by the members of the internal international Agile community and shared through A3 report sheets.

The the model can be de composed as follows:

  • Lean Start up principles as foundations for a change strategy,
  • A3 thinking and problem solving as a support for lean continuous improvement,
  • Agile Journey mapping as a strategy designing tool
  • A Validated Learning Knowledge Base as a support for effective sharing,

this is a complete and easy to use framework that can help communities, multisite organizations and groups of Agile leaders to boost Agile adoption in their business units.  

This model has being experimented in the Dutch multinational organisation ING.


 
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Outline/structure of the Session

My proposal is as workshop in this format

20 min - Intro to Lean Change

5 min define scenario for the workshop on Scaling organizational change

10 min Creating Change communities in distributed organizations

15 min Hands-on exercise on Using Agile journey maps

15 min Hands-on Exercise on Using A3 for change

15 min Hands-on Exercise on de-scaling experimentation, Sharing and debrief

10 min Case-Study de-construction (ING)

Learning Outcome

An alternative approach to lead an share learning in multinational organisational change initiatives.

Lean change

A3 problem solving

 

Target Audience

Change agents, change leaders, agile champions, anyone interested in design thinking and cultural change

schedule Submitted 7 months ago

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  • Jutta Eckstein
    By Jutta Eckstein  ~  7 months ago
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    Hi Angel,

    thanks for your proposal. Do you think there is a way to condese your session to 45min?

    Thanks, Jutta

    • Angel Diaz-Maroto Alvarez
      By Angel Diaz-Maroto Alvarez  ~  6 months ago
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      I can and I've done it in the past. But the 45 min version is not a hands-on workshop but a regular talk.

      • Jutta Eckstein
        By Jutta Eckstein  ~  6 months ago
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        Thanks, Angel. This is helpful!

  • Hugo Messer
    By Hugo Messer  ~  7 months ago
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    Hi Angel, looks like an interesting workshop, especially since it has been used inside a big Dutch company :). Few things that come to mind while reading:
    A. The sentences are very long and maybe it's my limited brain capacity, but it takes me time to understand what you're saying. It could help to shorten the sentences. 
    B. You introduce a lot of concepts into one workshop. I'm going to many agile conferences and even I have a hard time keeping up with everything. I guess it would help visitors to understand what the concepts are about (e.g. some description about A3 thinking, agile journey maps, etc). 
    C. I'm not sure how this relates to scaling > I think that element is there and if you'd elaborate on the scaling aspect, it would enrich the proposal. 
    D. You also describe distribution in the title. The proposal doesn't describe how your 'system' addresses distribution as far as I can see?

    Hugo

    • Angel Diaz-Maroto Alvarez
      By Angel Diaz-Maroto Alvarez  ~  7 months ago
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      Thank you very much for your comments Hugo.

      I've tried to simplify and re-structure my proposal. I hope this helps

  • Madhavi Ledalla
    By Madhavi Ledalla  ~  7 months ago
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    Hello Angel, thank you for your submission to Agile India 2017. Interesting topic, but I'm not sure I understand how this proposal could be run in a workshop format, since I do not see any activities interspersed in the outline of your proposal. This seems to be more like an experience report where you would be sharing how you have used the methods highlighted in your proposal with the audience. Could you please clarify this and update your proposal accordingly? Thank you.

    • Angel Diaz-Maroto Alvarez
      By Angel Diaz-Maroto Alvarez  ~  7 months ago
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      Hi Madhavi, Thanks a lot for your feedback. Actually this session is intended to be a workshop an it's beed delivered both as worshop and as regular talk in different conferences such as AgileAndBeyond AgileItaly, AgileEE among others.

      My proposal is as workshop in this format

      20 min - Intro to Lean Change

      10 min define scenario for the workshop on Scaling organizational change

      10 min Creating Change communities in distributed organizations

      15 min Hadns-on Excercise on Using Agile journey maps

      15 min Hadns-on Excercise on Using A3 for change

      10 min Sharing and debrief

      10 min Case-Study de-construction (ING)

      • Madhavi Ledalla
        By Madhavi Ledalla  ~  7 months ago
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        Hi Angel, thank you for detailing the sequential steps for your session. Can you please update the outline/structure of the proposal with the same. Thank you.

  • Rahul Ganjoo
    By Rahul Ganjoo  ~  7 months ago
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    Same feedback as Madhavi. Additionally I'd recommend focussing more on the scaling aspects as that's more relevant to this track - orgs that need to scale agile are all post product-market fit and hence would be great to hear insights on how what tweaks are required to make those methods work for such orgs.