Physical-Digital Transformation at a 125 year-old startup
Researching and experimenting the transformation of a traditional industrial business to adapt and thrive in changing times, two GE engineering leaders share their transformation through stories and pictures - illustrating their shared failures and successes in applying innovative Scrum techniques across GE’s traditional hardware and physical engineering-oriented business units with significant software integrated into their products.
Organizations that undertake an agile transformational journey have multiple challenges to overcome in transitioning to an agile mindset within the organization to ensure positive outcomes and transformational culture change. Doing so at one of the world’s largest conglomerates focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing large industrial assets brings some unique challenges in adopting scrum and requires creativity, innovation, and persistence.
Sudhir and Lars have been at the forefront of agile transformation across multiple ‘physical’ GE businesses including Aviation, Healthcare, Oil & Gas, and Global Research. Each of these organizations pose different organizational and cultural adoption challenges and through real-life pictures, the speakers will share their journey and lessons-learned in driving GE’s transformation into a Digital-Industrial company.
Outline/Structure of the Keynote
See and hear more about their experiments including:
- Leveraging Emergenetics and Leadership Agility for self and team awareness and staffing
- DevOps in a physical world
- Reuseathon – A hackathon inspired by and embracing a culture of reuse, connectivity, and integration
- Me-staffing – Project staffing and voluntary teaming for program/project efforts
- Co-created workspace design – Iterative design for new office space designed for engineers, by engineers
- Standup AHM’s – A new style of transparent all-hands organizational meetings focused on appreciation, transparency, straight-talk, and update-by-demo.
- Flashworks – A 1-day, 25-person sprint to deliver a prototype.
Participants will be able to glean from the presenters some of the challenges in initiating and sustaining agile and how they can as an organization account for some of these same challenges and overcome pre-conceived notions that may manifest themselves in their own organizations. The participants will also leave with an appreciation for the complexities of agile in the industrial domain and how agile can play an important part as a learning, execution and experimentation engine.
Executive leaders, Agile coaches, Agile Practitioners
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