9 ½ pH- Preferred Habits of Leaders in an "Agile Organization”

As organizations adopt Agile practices at an enterprise level to realize the value of being Agile, they struggle in influencing the larger and broader organization.

Large organizations have habits that are built over time and embedded in the culture and can serve as an autonomic defense mechanism against change. Realizing this and addressing it is vital to moving everyone towards the agility. I will share some key highlights of how we are approaching this organizational challenge as we improve our overall maturity in being nimble, responsive and building a value based culture

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Problem Statement:

Organizational Culture and Habits can negatively impact Agile transformation.


Identify key Habits for Managers & leaders . Create a multi layer program to identify, educate, practice and reinforce these habits.


  • Identify Preferred Habits and Habit loop – Input from the Agile journey and Organizational Direction to hone in on our Desired Behaviors
  • Messaging Why - Communication to Leaders and Managers on the need of preferred habits and the Outcome
  • Hands on Workshop – F2F interactive sessions creating powerful A-Ha moments
  • Commitment – Creating Ownership in practicing these openly
  • Support Structure – Core Team support to provide coaching and help the practitioners of these habits
  • Scaling – Scale this by organic growth as well as selective adoption with-in the organization for maximum traction

Learning Outcome

  • How to orient management and leadership to habits that enable agility?
  • How to provide support and an environment for these habits to become sticky?

Target Audience

Enterprise Agile Coaches, First Level, Middle and Senior Management, Agile Transformation Champions, Agile Transformation Governance Leads

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  • Felix Pradeep Savariraj
    By Felix Pradeep Savariraj  ~  9 months ago
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    This is excellent. Habits become the culture of any organization. Tuning habits of leaders and people down below in the right direction is the key for Agile transformation journey. I'm sure your presentation will open the doors for Agile Coaches and Champions to model the mindset of people. Good Luck!!

  • Vikrama Dhiman
    By Vikrama Dhiman  ~  10 months ago
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    • How to orient management and leadership to habits that enable agility?

    This is an interesting topic.  Would you talk about this as a self realization from leaders or team helping leaders realize this or both?

    • Ravikumar Rajasimhan
      By Ravikumar Rajasimhan  ~  10 months ago
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      Thanks. It is both. I will outline the Agile habits that leaders should be self aware and how team members can contribute to help strengthen the habit loop.