Common Organizational Impediments to Enterprise Agility

As Agile coaches engage in enterprise transformations, there is a common theme among the organizational barriers and impediments seen across most clients. Oftentimes going into new account, organization, or team, it seems like a bit of déjà vu with the type of issues seen, despite how unique each company describes themselves. Usually through some sort of an assessment or an inspect and adapt, the clients all seem to have similar cultural, organizational, environmental, or personnel issues impacting their transformation. While every account does have a unique piece to it and our approach to these common issues can be somewhat standardized, coaches really show value by providing the best solution to their situation.

Some common areas encountered include:

  • Annual project and funding approval process
  • Lack of visibility into work going on at the enterprise level
  • A disconnect between strategy and the actual work being executed
  • Culture of fear causing lack of transparency

This lightning talk will review a couple of these impediments, define them, and show how a coach can address and move through them. It’s incumbent upon coaches to help the client understand that these impediments aren’t insurmountable, they just need to be tackled piece by piece. Value can be added in both small and big chunks, but coaches need to ensure they're doing that continuously and pragmatically.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Lightning Talk

  • Impediments to Enterprise Agility
  • Commonalities Among Clients
  • How Agile Coaches Add Value

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the common issues Agile coaches encounter during enterprise transformations
  • Recognize the symptoms and what they mean for a subset of these impediments
  • What a coach can do to help a client move through the impediment(s)

Target Audience

Executives, Management, Decision Makers, Agile Coaches, Account Managers, Solution & Tools Engineers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Change Agents

Prerequisites for Attendees

Interested attendees should:

  • Want to learn more about common issues that coaches encounter at the enterprise level
  • Have or want coaching experience at scale with multiple teams or at the enterprise level
  • Be going through an Agile Transformation
  • Thinking about going through an Agile Transformation
  • Generally interested in organizational issues and impediments!
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