******** I submitted this proposal under the Agile Mindset track and after review Tathagat opined that this could be more relevant under the DevOps track advised me to submit this under DevOps track *******

Enterprise Agility is about collaboration and willingness to embrace risk, learn, improve and move forward. Transformation to Agility requires multi-dimensional changes and these changes are driven by people with the right mind set across the organization.

Typically in the early stages of a transformation people tend to be skeptical and demonstrate the 'cannot' syndrome - this cannot happen, we cannot do this and this is not the right way and so on. However leaders with positive approach and the right balance of aggression and patience can take along the onlookers and the skeptics and successfully transform towards enterprise wide Agile practices - not only in IT but also in the Business and Support functions.

My presentation identifies the 'Cannot' syndrome towards Agile and DevOps related transformation at the hierarchical layers of an organization and explores the 'Art of the Possible' to transition people to a 'We can and will do it' journey.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

1) Key dimensions of Agile-DevOps transformation

2) The people dimension and why mindset change is important

3) The typical 'Cannot' syndrome exhibited at different levels

4) The Art of the Possible leveraging concepts/techniques such as Design Thinking, 6 Thinking Hats and TPS 5-Whys

5) How coaching and mentoring could help

Learning Outcome

1) An appreciation of the challenges in Enterprise Agility transformation

2) Clarity on how mindset change is a basic driver for the transformation

3) Do's and Don't's while going through the transformation journey

Target Audience

C-level executives, Transformation Managers, Agile Coaches, Project Managers, Scrum Masters and any Agile/DevOps enthusiast

Prerequisites for Attendees

Basic awareness of Agile values and principles and DevOps fundamental concepts would a plus.

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