Facilitation #FTW! A Surprising Tool in an Agile TransformationBillie Schuttpelz
schedule 6 months agoSold Out!
How is "facilitation" a surprising tool in an Agile transformation? Good facilitation wins the hearts and minds of the people. Without the people, you have no transformation. If you want to create a "pull", rather than a "push", then grab onto facilitation as your entry point. Vastly different groups of people within this Fortune 10 company, all had immediate boulders blocking their view to transformation. I decided to be a people's coach, rolling up my sleeves, working right there beside them, moving those immediate boulders. Once they could experience a different way of thinking through good facilitation, then they were more open to thinking differently about larger transformational topics. Forget about processes and scrum practices if their heads are full of other more immediate pain points. Help to push those boulders out of the way and you have cleared a path to transformation. Give energy towards facilitating fast outcomes to current gaps, and you've built a bridge. Facilitation was a quick win and quick wins make stronger bridges.
In this workshop you will see a very brief summary of how facilitation for transformation was used in several key areas in this Fortune 10 automotive company, then we’ll move into live facilitation of my favorite exercises/techniques. This way you will experience the magic yourself and be able to go back to your company and facilitate the same exercises. You’ll also leave with my facilitation guides for reference and opportunities to talk to me more about how you could use facilitation as a transformation tool.
Agile Culture Transformations from the TrenchesRyan Lockard
schedule 9 months agoSold Out!
Understanding agility, people, and purpose are fundamental pillars to any decision to approach agile transformations. Assuming swapping one process for another is a common trap organizations fall into that setup sub-optimized teams. This talk will cover establishing a baseline of agility, organizational adaptation of lean thinking and some evidence based exercises that reinforce positive team culture and engagement from my 15 years of experience.
Agile Isn’t Enough: Revolution over Transformationtoddcharron
schedule 6 months agoSold Out!
Your Agile Transformation is doomed.
You might be working on all sorts of great things. You’ve got training, coaching, cross functional teams, continuous delivery, you’re scaling Agile, etc.
You’re still doomed.
Because Agile is just one part of a much larger picture. A picture that requires people not only to change their processes and software, but how they see themselves and their place in your organization.
This change requires more than transformational thinking. It requires revolutionary thinking.
It can be done, but it won’t happen by accident.
Come find out what you need to have a successful revolution.
A Federal Government Shared Service Success Story: Buyandsell.gc.caKen McMillan, PMP, CISSP, ITIL, MIPIS, PCIP
schedule 7 months agoSold Out!
Phoenix, the federal government’s pay modernization initiative, aptly illustrates the federal government’s challenges with successfully deploying shared services. Phoenix, Shared Travel Services, and the Government of Canada Marketplace demonstrate that traditional waterfall project management coupled with an excessive emphasis on specifications can exacerbate risk and produce less-than-ideal results.
On schedule and on budget, Buyandsell.gc.ca began hosting the Government Electronic Tendering Services on June 1 2013. The shared services offered on Buyandsell.gc.ca help more than 80,000 private sector suppliers and buyers representing more than 90 federal departments and agencies to focus on doing business, instead of figuring out how to do business. Buyandsell.gc.ca hosts more than 1 million page views per month.
Buyandsell.gc.ca constitutes a series of successful transformation projects. These projects are a possible template for transforming government services to citizens. However, in the Buyandsell.gc.ca case, leading stakeholders never considered transformation their goal and at no time was their work managed as a transformation project.
Buyandsell.gc.ca is the result of an iterative process of discovery. The team asked open questions and was open to all possible answers. They eschewed traditional requirements definition and delivered incremental improvements guided by a strategic intent: to improve the user experience of tender management. By allowing tender creators and consumers to validate the improvements via real systems, and by accepting a long-term process of continued short-term iteration, a transformed system was made operational. That system is built upon loosely coupled foundation (platform) components that can be added to in order to deliver additional services without impacting Buyandsell.gc.ca itself.
While this approach remains unfamiliar to many in the federal government, it is based upon Agile methodologies widely used in the private sector. These techniques present a lower risk than the waterfall project management approach (the National Project Management System) traditionally use for federal government projects.
This presentation summarizes key Lessons Learned in the conception, design, implementation, and delivery of Buyandsell.gc.ca. It references best Agile practices in relation to its achievements.