For an organization that has not yet embraced Organizational Agility, how do you make IT Agility work?


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • It’s easy to create an Agile team (kinda—see cookbook), but the real friction comes when using Agile philosophies with waterfall budgeting and reporting thinking
  • It refers to electronics, optics and acoustics, where two things come into contact. By adjusting one or the other you can change what gets transferred (power, signal…)
  • In an organization, we can adjust the Agile team, the external team, or create an intermediate layer to adapt (think ultrasound gel)
    • Which do you think is hardest? Right. Much easier to put someone PM-like at the boundary and make them do the translation
    • Greatest reaping of benefits of Agile will come from the hardest path. So get to work on your Organizational Change Management skills

Learning Outcome

Options for intermediate steps in Agile transformations and starting Business Agility

Target Audience

Product Owners and Project Managers

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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