While Agile adoption and practice is a complex model for mid/large sized Product companies to implement, we see a need for some sort of framework that can help drive it.

Why do you need to be Agile? Where do you start, when do you start, and also how do you start? These are questions that reside in most of us during early stages of adoption. Here is a 9-Step breakdown that will help companies and teams adopt multiple Agile methodologies in different situations and scenarios. Maturing it from a ‘Persona Perspective’ framework helps the ‘decision-maker’ have a case for investment, further evaluate if it works, and improve it all through!!

The discussion and idea is just my proposal that should help a team or an organization and is need not be the only way to implement Agile in an organization. Further detailing into these phases can form an overall Mindmap structure that is open to adopting from an organization and people standpoint.


Outline/Structure of the Experience Report

1. Introduction to problem statement - 5 min

2. Where do you begin at an org level and where did we fail? - 10 min

3. What was done better elsewhere and how did we learn? - 10 min

4. Step by step adoption and transition to Agile from any other mehodology you may have. - 10 min

5. Q & A

Learning Outcome

Fail safe method of Agile adoption at an organization, presented in about 35 mins. These include experiments and learnings collected across various teams and companies that lead to organized method of adoption. it is definitely worth spending 45 mins of your time to take away 2 years of learning.

Target Audience

Anyone adoptiing Agile at organization level and want to take advantage of fail-safe learnings


schedule Submitted 8 years ago

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    Pooja Wandile
    Pooja Wandile
    schedule 8 years ago
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    Experience Report

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