Agile Transformations Beyond the Team: Engaging HR and Finance in Our Agile Journey

Agile transformations are usually focused on our IT organizations. As change agents, we've become adept at changing our software teams but we often experience resistance when talking with groups outside of IT - in particular HR and Finance. If your people systems use carrots and sticks and your company funds projects, not teams, your transformation won't see its maximum benefit and may flounder. In this talk, I'll discuss how to engage HR and Finance teams to bring them along the agile path. We'll cover common challenges and how to address them. And I'll provide you with talking points and practical actions you can take immediately to start making changes to your whole company and effect transformations beyond your teams.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Spirit animal exercise - 5-10 minutes

Discussion on HR - 15-20 minutes

Discussion on Finance - 15-20 minutes

Q&A - 5 minutes

Learning Outcome

Attendees will learn about the challenges agile creates for HR and Finance and come away with concrete ideas for how to begin the conversation with those teams. They'll also get some guidance on where they can get additional assistance to help them continue those conversations.

Target Audience

Change agents looking for improve the whole system - including HR and Finance - not just IT.

Prerequisite

Participants should have some experience with agility and being a change agent. And a desire to see some positive change in their organizations to help their agile transformation succeed.

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