BE More and Not DO MORE (Digital Transformation and Agile Antipatterns)

Digital transformation is the key for most enterprises and what better than Agile as a methodology for execution of any Digital Transformation program.

However, it is seen predominantly that an overdose of doing more and more of Agile rather than incorporating the Crux of Agile and BEING AGILE is the pattern. More often than not this leads to “Agile did not work for us” phenomena.

Through this talk I will take the participants through some common Agile Antipatterns and how to watch out for these especially in the Digital Transformation journey.

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Outline/structure of the Session

7 mins: Agility and Digital transformation

8 mins: 7 key Agile Anti patterns that hamper the Digital transformation journey and how

5 mins : Recommendations to avoid the Anti patterns and BE MORE Agile.

Learning Outcome

The key learning for the participants is that they will be able to acknowledge some of the common Agile Anti patterns and how they impact the journey of Digital Transformation.

Target Audience

Business Owners, IT developers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Agile coaches, Agile Practioners


A basic knowledge about Agile methodology and Digital transformation is expected as a Pre-requisite for this session.

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  • Ravi Kumar
    By Ravi Kumar  ~  10 months ago
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    Hi Kavita,

    The content as is sounds very basic and most attendees of Agile India 2018 would be expecting something more concrete and advanced. Is it possible for you to turn this into a experience report with

    • high level details of the digital transformation program 
    • why agile was a necessity in the program 
    • few unique techniques for overcoming some of the anti patterns and how they benefited the teams, customers etc.





    • Kavita Sawant
      By Kavita Sawant  ~  10 months ago
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      Hi Ravi,

      Thank you for your feedback.

      Yes definitely, in fact the intent is to supplement this with a real life digital transformation program in my experience where some of these Agile Anti patterns surfaced and how the same were overcome.

      Also, I would cover at a high level the steps in a digital transformation program.




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