Embracing Agile: Experiences using a Sprint Backlog within Change Management Teams

Organizational change management teams are a common and critical element of any system implementation or technology adoption project. Learning from the agile teams in which they operate, change management teams could benefit and strengthen their ability to deliver by implementing and exercising Agile best practices methodologies. This lightning talk will present this presenter’s experience using a sprint backlog to manage, estimate, track, and report on change management team work activities. Insights and lessons learned will be presented for other change management teams to consider as they embark on a path to incorporating agile into a discipline typically managed through traditional project management methodologies.

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Outline/structure of the Session

Sprint Backlogs for Change Management Teams

  • Writing user stories for change management activities
  • Aligning change management sprints and goals to the development team
  • Lessons Learned and Key Takeaways

Learning Outcome

At the conclusion of this talk, participants will understand how a sprint backlog can be adopted as a tool within change management teams to transform the way work is planned, managed, and tracked by non-technical teams supporting technology implementation and transformation initiatives.

Target Audience

Organizational Change Management practitioners; Human Capital practitioners; Project Management professionals

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  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  1 year ago
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    Hi, Andrew,

    In my experience, too many orgs do not start their transformations with a change management team. I think your description might not attract those who need it most.

    The outline/structure seems to cover a broad area for a lightning talk. I would shrink it down to the essential point you want to make. What that essential point is, is not coming through clearly to this reviewer.

     - George