The WOW factor of developing an Agile Mindset

As per recent surveys, ~90% of agile transformations are not successful. Studies have indicated that major reasons behind this failure are lack of leadership support, lack of supporting environment, inability to change the mindset of people.

In this talk, we will share our learnings from a agile transformation of a very large global consulting player. We will talk about how we changed ways of working (WOW), created suitable environment, which enabled us to change mindset of leaders and the teams so that they can thrive in this transformation.


Outline/Structure of the Case Study

Setting Context - 5 min

  • Customized Transformation journey as per context

Changing habits and culture- 15 mins

  • Sustainable transformation - practices vs habits
  • Measure what matters - Agility in finding ways to achieve OKRs
  • Team Collaboration, Learning culture

Org and leadership mindset - 20 mins

  • Framework agnostic transformation
  • Re-thinking Org Design
  • Empathy with existing roles
  • Leadership alignment and support

Summary and Q&A - 5 mins

Learning Outcome

Insights into real life case study of team and organization level agile transformation

How to cultivate agile mindset

How to create supporting environment

Challenges and obstacles faced in our transformation journey

Target Audience

Leaders, executives, agile coaches, managers, change agents, scrum masters

Prerequisites for Attendees

Basic knowledge of agile

schedule Submitted 6 months ago

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  • Balaji.M
    By Balaji.M  ~  3 months ago
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    Hi Nilesh,  Vikram,

    Thanks for submitting the proposal, please can you update the slides and structure/outline with timings and duration.

    Since it's a 45 min session, we would like to know how will you make the session interactive, how your organisation is different, why it was challenging transformation and any new techniques/coaching models applied towards creating an Agile Mindset.

    Thanks and Regards



    • Nilesh Kulkarni
      By Nilesh Kulkarni  ~  3 months ago
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      Thank you for review and the comments. Below are our inputs to the questions -

      1. we would like to know how will you make the session interactive,

      • At every stage, we will involve the audience to get inputs and challenges  before sharing our experiences. - 1 to 2 mins in each section.

      2. how your organisation is different,

      • These are our experiences from coaching and transformation at multiple organisations.  We are sharing patterns, common challenges and how ways of working matter.


      3. why it was challenging transformation

      • Every transformation is challenging and unique. multi vendor scenarios, hierarchical organisation, they think they are already agile, business vs tech org, distributed teams, regulatory and budgeting constraints, etc.


      4. any new techniques/coaching models applied towards creating an Agile Mindset.

      • Framework agnostic transformation while implementing context specific practices and reaping benefits from each frameworks
      • system coaching model
      • Outcome driven metrics
      • lean value tree model
      • Org design models


      Please let us know if you need any further inputs.

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