Why do so many organizations struggle to put in place mature Agile teams that can apply proper Agile principles and deliver awesome products? Some people will say, “Agile is hard” as an excuse to not do Agile or to become frAgile. Well we think we have developed the “Secret Sauce” to rebooting any Agile team that just doesn’t seem to be maturing and we want to share it with you!

If you are thinking of scaling Agile across a large organization, then this talk is a must to attend to help ensure your teams have the right foundation. Organizations wanting to scale Agile must have a solid foundation of mature Agile teams who embrace the Agile values and have the right Agile mindset.

Over the years, as we have done Agile transformations in different organizations, we have seen common patterns that keep repeating. The most common pattern we found in our experience is that teams are frAgile. Too many either pretend to be Agile or don’t even know Agile is not a methodology, so organizations question the value of using Agile.  Very often the confusion and frustration that comes with thinking that a team is Agile when they are not Agile, brings people right back to their old habits of command and control. Creating successful mature Agile teams is not sorcery, you need to discover the secret sauce!

In this talk, we will reveal our secrets on how to create a successful Agile-Scrum team in 5 sprints. Attendees will learn how we applied our secret sauce as we experimented with more than 30 teams and we refined the know-how. This recipe has proven to be successful in different organizations and teams delivering different types of products. Our Creative-Destruction approach goes through a human change process we labeled The Intervention Plan. The 5 steps are:

  • Step 1: Run in the rain
  • Step 2: Thunderstruck
  • Step 3: Cry over the M&M’s machine
  • Step 4: Open-up and look at the sun
  • Step 5: Removing the training wheels

And by using these 5 steps, attendees will discover the 5th Agile value!

 
 

Outline/structure of the Session

The proposed Outline of this session is as follows:

  • Why is Agile so hard?
  • Common Challenges that an Agile team faces
  • Anti-Patterns to look for
  • Avoiding the frAgile pitfall
  • The 5th Agile Value

Learning Outcome

  • How to take an existing team and have them conduct an assessment of how they are doing.
  • As an Agile coach, how do you build trust with the team you are intervening in.
  • Determining and providing the right amount of training so that everyone is on the same page.
  • How to apply the Creative-Destruction paradigm.
  • How to reboot the team and introduce fun and cadence.
  • How to let the team take ownership and succeed.

Target Audience

Agile Practitioners, and anyone who wants to hear about a method that has been proven to work!

Requirements

Round Table format is Ok or whatever layout is the usual for this conference. Nothing special is required.

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