Transformation journey so far at Scotiabank - Canadian Banking Technology to become a full stack organization

The purpose of this talk is to share the transformation journey that my team and I have embarked on for the last two years at Scotiabank within the Canadian Banking Technology group and to share our hypothesis around the transformation and our learnings so far and how we are aiming to become a full stack organization. I want to share what has worked well and what has not.

CBT is about 4000 employees which services all of Canadian banking businesses which is composed of:

-Branches and it's technologies that serve all Canadian customers

-Insurance business

-Credit card business

-All the underlying infrastructure and systems that enable these capabilities


Outline/Structure of the Talk

Introduction: Give an overview of the talk and the background of what my team and I do. I will also cover what CBT is and how it is structured as an IT organization and how my team is structured and what is our strategy around transformation with limited resources.

Transformation hypothesis: I will share our hypothesis and the rendered results and what has worked and what has not and what we have learned and how we are progressing and pivoting based on our learnings. I will dive deep in terms of how we started and how we mobilized.

Full stack teams: I will talk about how we are moving towards this setup and why and what benefits we want to realize and what is the model in which we want to operate.

Metrics: how are we measuring our transformation across the entire organization and how are we ensuring we are all adapting but singing from the same song sheet.

Engagement: how are we ensuring that we are keeping both business and technology in sync and what have we done as in our approach.

Framework: Illustration of our transformation framework which is practice agnostic and how to apply within your organization.

What's next: what do we see in the next remaining of the year.


Learning Outcome

-The outcome of this presentation is to share what pragmatic agile transformation is and what not to do and what to do. Furthermore, how to measure the right metrics to drive the desired business outcomes.

-How to avoid certain pitfalls and mistakes made by organizations?

-What does full stack teams mean?

-How to organize your teams in order to become full stack organization?

How to leverage and insert your limited resources of coaches and scrum masters to drive the most outcomes?

-How do you scale?

-How to take the framework I have created to use and adapt within your organization?

Target Audience

Agile coaches, scrum master, executive, agile leaders, developers, QA, BA. Anyone on a team

Prerequisites for Attendees

No prerequisite. This is a story about our transformation journey for who ever is interested to learn about how transformation works in a banking institution as old as Scotiabank.

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