How to successfully craft a business agility transformation?
Based on 12 years of experience in numerous transformations, some small, some mammoth, some successful and some not, this talk will outline how to craft a successful Agility transformation from scratch to finish.
The talk will address the following million-dollar questions:
- Why would you even want to transform and why is Business Agility one of the most popular options today?
- Once you’ve decided to transform, where do you start and how to plan and set up the transformation for success?
- What are the parts of a business or organization that need to be transformed? Think of the 3 ‘S’s – Structure, Systems, and Style.
- What is the target transformation state?
- How do you manage the transformation and tackle the issue of scale?
- What to do when the organizational antibodies come for you?
- What does success look like and how do you measure it?
- When should you stop and get the hell out?
A talk filled with real-world stories and ‘too funny to be true’ incidents that will show you the way, or what to avoid?
Outline/Structure of the Talk
It will start with the why and the initial strategic decision. How to get the executive stakeholders on board and then move on through how to set up the transformation for success.
It will then talk about the 3 ‘S’s, (Structure, Systems, and Style), that need to be transformed and how to go about it.
The talk will address the issue of scale and talk about what success should look like and finally how to measure this success both from a performance and an adoption point of view.
I will use stories to share my real-world experiences, from a 1000 SME to a 400,000 enterprise starship.
The talk will answer the following questions, but learning is in the head of the listener, and I hope it’s useful to most people.
- How to get the executive leadership team on board?
- Where to start with the transformation?
- How to set it up for success
- How much should we budget or it
- Where are the savings to be found?
- What needs to change?
- How can we change what needs to change?
- How do you handle scale issues?
- How to measure success… or failure of the transformation?
- When to stop and get out!
• All Executives/managers/leaders who are a part of an Agility transformation or thinking about one • All Agile coaches and transformation team members • Project and change managers • Agile practitioners
Prerequisites for Attendees
They should know what Agile is.
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