How Updraft fueled sustainable organizational change with trust

India and the ability of Indian teams has matured significantly. Many organizations have not adapted to the pace of growth or aspirations of their people, as was the case for IHS Markit. We will share our journey, which we call Updraft – an initiative founded on support, trust and autonomy which has enabled us to truly recognize the huge potential of highly intelligent and motivated individuals. It has guided us to make changes to team structures, intent-based local leadership, local facilities, hiring, Agile mindset, local office culture and much more.

The outcome is delivering sustainable, long-term change, building a strong culture and creating growth for our colleagues; all while building great products and capitalizing on the growth in value that India has to offer.

In this talk you will learn about the 3 simple ingredients that have made Updraft successful for us and something that could work for you.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  1. Agile coaching was not working. We’ll discuss why
  2. Identifying the key to change and how we unlocked it
  3. The 3 elements of Updraft: We’ll discuss each element and how we established them
  4. The journey begins, one team at a time
  5. Where are we now and what are our learnings

Learning Outcome

  • How to implement actionable strategies on leading grassroots-level change
  • How to lead by example
  • Translating strategy into effective tactics and operations
  • How to invest time for a team to learn and internalize its Agile process
  • How to encourage and sustain healthy competition amongst the teams
  • How to make and break the rules for value delivery

Target Audience

Anyone struggling with with organization, working across timezones and being successful in Agile. As a leader, an implementer or an individual working in the organization.

Prerequisites for Attendees

Open mind.

schedule Submitted 9 months ago

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    By Tathagat Varma  ~  9 months ago
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    Andy, Laxmana - the topics sounds highly relevant and interesting for the audience. However, we need a bit more details to fully understand and review the proposal. Please share the strawman contents of your proposed talk, and also share a video from a past talk. If there is no video, do a self-recording of this proposal and share with us.


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