Don't fall victim to "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" - Be the changeRupesh Kumar
schedule 10 months agoSold Out!
Have you ever imagined how our ancestors built Stonehenge, the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids without the tools and technology that are available to us today? Now imagine today’s world without the internet, smart phones and technology. What do you see? I see that there have been generations before us and there will be generations after us which will develop ways to survive, excel, and perish. One thing that is constant is change. Most of the organizations today acknowledge that change is good and have discussed it in great detail; however, but fall short in realizing the change.
Change is an absolute truth. No one can agree with this more than organizations in today’s cut-throat competition, where constant change is the norm for their survival. Organizations which are slow to respond to change or resist change are on the verge of being obsolete. They need to change for various reasons such as external competition, market pressure, performance issues, changing workplace demographics, globalization etc. Organizations which invest in proactively responding to change are more likely to not only survive or but also emerge as leaders, creating new markets which never existed before. When organizations are successful, they become complacent and continue to do what worked, but in doing so you keep getting what you were getting; where is the growth in that? The main reason for organizations to resist change is in their mindset; change is perceived as negative or with skepticism. How many times have we heard the phrase “if it ain't broke, don't fix it.” Many organizations have fallen victim to this mindset and have become extinct.
Nothing is Certain but Death, Taxes, and Daily Scrums: Our Agile Journey Within the IRSJason Bowers
schedule 8 months agoSold Out!
While there are many examples of Agile methodologies being used in government, the number of agencies realizing success from it is much lower. A recent survey of Federal CIOs shows that while over 90 percent of respondents reported some form of Agile adoption, 50 percent believe they are ineffective at implementing Agile.
So why the gap? If agencies can stand it up, why are they stumbling to realize the promises of Agile?
Understanding this gap and the reasons causing agencies to stumble will help you to recognize similar issues impeding Agile adoption, understand ways to address those challenges, and reflect on your own journey transitioning to Agile.
This presentation will address these questions by telling the story of ongoing Agile adoption within the IRS around a large-scale IT modernization project. It will describe the organizational characteristics that challenged Agile adoption and integration, and share lessons learned through our Agile journey to date.