How We Learnt to Stop Worrying and Live with Uncertainty

Traditionally, businesses like banking and telecom focused high on standardization and national regulation. The development lead times were long. Consequently, the solution providers developed capabilities to influence standards, develop products and interact with the end-service providers. The changing business landscape challenges providers to keep pace. In the slow-moving market, providers honed the ability to run major multi-year projects. Solution Providers became predictable development machinery with extensive mechanisms to enable predictability and control at the expense of flexibility and customer closeness. This, led to organizational setups focusing on the alignment with the project structures and deepening the competencies in narrow areas both in the product and in the functional dimensions. The result? Organizational silos with multiple related hand-over challenges.

My session will cover ideas and lessons learnt, on how did we succeed while working with large-scale program engagements, when multiple teams, geographically distributed, had to come together to deliver a solution.

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Outline/structure of the Session

1) Background:

Company Profile, Domain, Demographic data, size, etc ....

2) Top 3 challenges faced by the company

3) Deep dive onto Why and What of the 3 challenges

4) The Journey to success / Solution Approach

5) Results Achieved & Lessons Learnt

Learning Outcome

Take-away some ideas and emergent practices for succeeding while working on Complex, Multiple-Team, Geographically distributed, Large-Scale Agile Programs.

Target Audience

All those who have an interest to get some ideas on succeeding with Large Programs


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