Tentative Agility

Agile is gaining high popularity in the IT world, almost every organization has either adopted or planning to adopt agile based models. Implementing Agile for Non-IT organizations is a greater challenge and requires a different approach of implementation. This presentation introduces a concept - "Tentative Agility" which can be used for such organisations. The approach mentioned in the presentation has been established based on execution of the concept in a similar context with huge success.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

1. Introduction and background (5 mins)

This section would involve a brief introduction and background of the the topic -

  • Why Agile?
  • Does Agile work for Non-IT Organizations?
  • Why a different approach?

2. The Tentative Agile Framework (10 mins)

This section would involve an introduction to the Tentative Agile Framework covering the following sections -

  • Roles
  • Ceremonies
  • Artifacts

3. The Implementation Approach (10 mins)

This section would cover the step by step implementation approach for tentative agility -

  • Step 1: Build Organizational Context
  • Step 2: Develop tentative agile model
  • Step 3: Practice the model
  • Step 4: Inspect and Adapt
  • Step 5: Establish full Agility

4. A Case Study (10 mins)

This section would cover the practical implementation and results.

5. Conclusion (5 mins)

This section would cover the closure comments.

6. Q&A (5 mins)

Learning Outcome

The session would introduce a new concept of tentative agility to all participants which is easy to understand and apply. This can be really useful for organisations that are non-IT or are at infancy stage of agile adoption. The step by step approach with practical example can help participants to takeaway this learning and apply into their contexts.

Target Audience

Professionals working in non-IT organisations and divisions and also in contexts where agile is relatively new and exposure to the same limited

Prerequisites for Attendees

A basic understanding of agile concepts, specifically scrum can be useful in order to get best out of the presentation

schedule Submitted 5 months ago

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  • Seema Sonkiya
    By Seema Sonkiya  ~  4 months ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • ...Interesting article Dinesh and Geetika. 

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • ... Do you have any case studies ( of the application of Scrum in non-IT projects? 
    • How are you going to present the case study?
    • Dinesh Sharma
      By Dinesh Sharma  ~  4 months ago
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      1. We do have multiple case studies/application cases for Scrum in non-IT projects, following are some of the examples



      • "Tesla To Automotive Manufacturing" is an excellent case study of Scrum application in automotive industry, following is the reference -
        • https://cleantechnica.com/2018/09/01/tesla-has-applied-agile-software-development-to-automotive-manufacturing/

      The above are the general case studies for the application of scrum to Non-IT organisations.

      We are planning to touch upon these global case studies/applications.

      2. How are you going to present the case study?

      The main focus would be on a case study involving application of tentative agility concept to our organisation which was a sales division and a completely a non-it domain. The team where this was applied successfully was a complex mix of technical and non technical resources required to work in close collaboration.

      We plan to present this case study in the following structure -
      1. Organisational context - The team mix, stakeholders and business expectations
      2. Existing model and challenges - Describe how it was working before implementation of tentative agility
      3. New Model and how it was applied, how was the journey.
      4. The results - outcome of the application
      5. Validation and Quantified Business Benefit - around 80% improvement in productivity and Quality KPIs and huge improvement in customer satisfaction.