Enterprise Agile Adoption: An Organizational Change Management Journey.

We represent the Agile Center of Excellence at our Organization and are chartered to drive the change management initiative to imbibe Agile adoption across the enterprise.

We plan to share our experience on the Organization Change Management initiative that we took up to drive Agility across the organization.  Our journey towards the derived vision and strategy to increase Agility in the system to thereby achieve:

  • Nimble simplified processes.
  • Ability to respond faster to change.
  • And most critical: delivering increased customer value.

This is a continuous improvement journey and we initiated:

  • Structured multilevel communications of CHANGE to the teams.
  • Learning + Unlearning:  Structured Training and Development plans (Behavioral and Technical).
  • Bringing in Gamification as a tool to get millennial team members to learn quicker.
  • Approach to move from “Pyramid” to “Hour Glass” structure to align with the flat team structure.
  • Pilot: Career Development Framework Aligned to Agile structure and roles.
    • Bringing in change of G&O to align with Agile delivery
    • Enabling Talent Fulfilment to align to the Agile roles and structure
  • Pilot: Performance change management- Holistic approach to drive appropriate behavior
  • Brining in systemic changes to ease Agile adoption
 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  1. Initiation of the change management journey and the initial outcomes. [3 mins]
  2. Our derived OCM framework.  [2 mins]
  3. Initiatives under the OCM framework [30 mins]
    1. Arriving at Vision and Strategy, communication mechanism across teams
    2. Learning and development strategy:
      • Behavioral
      • Technical
    3. Gamification : To make the learning process exciting
    4. Enabling Flat team structure: Approach of “Pyramid” to “Hour Glass” Structure
    5. Pilot: Career development framework initiative
    6. Pilot: Performance change management
    7. Systemic changes to ease Agile adoption.
  4. Q&A  [10 mins]

Learning Outcome

We plan to share our experience on HOW we went about our change management initiative to derive Agility in the organization, CHALLENGES faced in implementing them and how to OVERCOME them across following:

  • Structured multilevel communications of CHANGE to the teams.
  • Learning + Unlearning:  Structured Training and Development plans (Behavioral and Technical).
  • Bringing in Gamification as a tool to get millennial team members to learn quicker.
  • Approach to move from “Pyramid” Structure to “Hour Glass” structure to align with the flat team structure.
  • Pilot: Career Development Framework Aligned to Agile structure and roles.
    • Bringing in change of G&O to align with Agile delivery
    • Enabling Talent Fulfilment to align to the Agile roles and structure
  • Pilot: Performance change management- Holistic approach to drive appropriate behavior
  • Bringing in systemic changes to ease Agile adoption

Target Audience

Anyone on its Enterprise Agile Transformation journey

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  • Sanjeev Prasad
    By Sanjeev Prasad  ~  2 years ago
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    Zaheer,

    I like your proposal; It is very relevant in today's evolving context 

  • Tathagat Varma
    By Tathagat Varma  ~  2 years ago
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    Zaheer - I like your proposal and would like to see a few more things: specifically around challenges and the outcomes - what challenges did you face in this journey, how did you manage those headwinds, and how did the success look like in tangible terms. I am specially interested in how you went about working with adjoining and supporting non-software moving parts - performance management, org structure, career progression, etc., and I am hoping you are able to provide actionable insights to the audience.

    regards,

    TV

    • Zaheerabbas Contractor
      By Zaheerabbas Contractor  ~  2 years ago
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      Hi Tathagat,

      Thanks for your comment. We intend to cover the challenges faced in the various elements of transformation as a part of this change. In the draft presentation that I have shared – I have given a view on how some of the people elements – especially around performance, structure and progression are being addressed. I will be sharing our insights as well as some recommendations. As mentioned in my proposal – this is a journey of continuous improvement for us as well – so I will not claim to have all the answers to all the elements, but I do believe that the example of the concrete steps we have taken will be of use to the audience. 

      Regards

      Zaheer

  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  2 years ago
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    Thanks for the proposal, Zaheerabbas. To help us understand your presentation skills and stage presence, can you please share a link to a video where you are presenting any topic? A link to your slides would also be really helpful.

    • Zaheerabbas Contractor
      By Zaheerabbas Contractor  ~  2 years ago
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      Appreciate your response Naresh! Will provide appropriate details you requested by next week.

      Regards

      Zaheer


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