Make The Right Changes & Make Changes Right Through Process Co-creation

schedule Oct 26th 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM place Room 6

In the agile community, we celebrate failure as well as success. On our journey to plan @ scale, the Agile Program Management team at Opower had a lot of early failures, but then we started succeeding. How? By not only listening to our stakeholders, but co-creating solutions with them. In this talk, I focus on how process co-creation is helping Opower scale. I’ll describe a specific case study, then we’ll try co-creation together. By the end of this talk, you’ll have specific tips and techniques on how to successfully co-create solutions with your teams that you can take back and use with them tomorrow.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Introducing the Speaker (2 minutes)
  • Case Study: Planning @ Scale @ Opower (15 minutes)
    • The Wrong Way: A True Story of a Failed Process Change
      • What we did wrong
    • The Right Way: How We Finally Succeeded in Introducing Planning @ Scale
      • What we did right
  • Activity: Solve a real problem through co-creation (15 minutes)
  • Why solution co-creation works and how to do it (5 minutes)
  • Q&A (5 minutes)

Learning Outcome

  • Learn a few ways to solve problems through solution co-creation.
  • Learn about the pitfalls and successes of introducing planning @ scale @ a mid-sized software company (Opower).
  • Experience the difference between top-down solutions and co-created solutions.

Target Audience

Useful for, but not limited to agile program and portfolio planners who are responsible for developing processes and/or collaborating across teams, programs, or divisions, such as Agile Program Managers, Release Train Engineers, Portfolio Managers and Dir

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