Agile Clinic – Strengthen Your Organization Agility

When a company thinks about transformation or a change from legacy traditional software development models to Agile, they first think of bringing in External coaches or Scrum experts. In another situation when the companies want to increase their maturity in agile, they still will want to hire people from outside who are experts in this arena. This discussion is all about how we could groom people internally to sustain and increase the credentials within the organization rather than relying always on external coaches.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Agile Transformation and Challenges
  • Setting up Agile COE or Agile Community of Practice
  • Agile Clinic - A framework to blossom (4S Model)
    • Profiling potential Agile  Evangelists
    • Grooming, Mentoring and Coaching approach
    • Imbibe experience, exposure and enterprise awareness
  • Experience Sharing and Conclusion

Learning Outcome

Session would provoke thoughts among practitioners to design and deploy unique or customized approach to groom internal agile coaching talent.

Our 4S Model would help you setup your own Internal Agile Transformation Team 

This is tried and tested approach and also presented earlier and liked by many.

Target Audience

Any Agile Practitioner

schedule Submitted 9 months ago

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  • Anand Murthy Raj
    By Anand Murthy Raj  ~  8 months ago
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    Gentlemen,

    There are many approaches in the transformation journey. I understand that you are proposing to build your internal team to meet the needs of the enterprise against getting external coaches and SMs.

    How was this approach helpful?

    What insights you have to say?

    Do you have any data to compare and show how different was your approach ? 

    Can you also please share your presentation?

     

    Regards,

    Anand

     

     

     

    • Vijay Wade
      By Vijay Wade  ~  8 months ago
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      Hi Anand,

      Thank you so much for showing interest for this topic. I appreciate your interest and also the desire to know more in it.

      Our presentation is not really the transformation journey but it is beyond the transformation journey. We talk about the successful implementation of an internal Agile Transformation team and its sustenance model and we call is 4S model. This is functional in 2 organizations and we share the results of same. Also we speak about the Risks involved in having internal team handling transformation.

      However we do not deny the fact and value brought in by the external expert coaches and this model may take help of external coaches if organization does not have the required amount of time and energy to spend as suggested by our model.


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