Embrace the storm: Unlocking your organisation’s agility by harnessing the turbulence and chaos of Agile transformations.

schedule Oct 4th 02:15 - 02:40 PM place B225 people 1 Interested

A storm is defined as a disturbance of the atmosphere or the state of an environment and life brings them in many forms and sizes. Some bring significant disruptions to normal conditions, while others destroy the existing structures and force a rebuilding. As humans we will experience various storms throughout our lives with the aim of surviving them all.

We are so used to the occurrence of storms that preparing for them has become second nature. We have the technology available to us to help predict them, their size and intensity so we know what to expect and plan accordingly. Best practices exist to manage the storms. However with climate change it feels like there are more ‘freak’ one in a 100 year occurrences happening which take everyone by surprise. The best practices lead to chaos. What’s the future going to hold and what can we learn today to in order to build our resilience for future storms? Do we reflect the shifting environment into our existing practices?

How do we apply these learnings from our life to an Agile transformation of an organisation?

On the horizon, a cyclone is growing in intensity and heading towards your organisation to disrupt the existing paradigms. Everyone is scared and uncertain of what will survive or need to be rebuilt after the agile transformation has hit. What do we need to do to prepare for the transformation? How are we going to work together to build our resilience in the chaos of the cyclone?

How do organisations embrace the storm?

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

Introduction and topic establishment

Body of topic – 20 mins:

  • A brief lesson on the types of storms, their categories and the damage they can do using real-life examples.
  • Case Study: Deep dive into Cyclone Yasi including its stages, intensity and how people prepared for it.
  • Using real-life examples, relate the preparation, stages and intensity for Cyclone Yasi to an agile transformation. How does an organisation prepare for an agile transformation? What can’t the organisation predict or prepare for? How does an organisation survive the phases of a cyclone?
  • Speak to the roles and behaviours that support and grow the culture of an organisation to build resilience and agility.
  • What lessons can an organisation take as they go through their transformation to become resilient to the next storm?

Q&A – 2 mins

Learning Outcome

  1. Identify the correlations between storms and the experience of an agile transformation by relating to a real-life experience.
  2. Identify the types of challenges we face in agile transformations and the behaviours that help to prepare for and survive them.
  3. Learn from past mistakes; what to do and what not to do during an agile transformation.

Target Audience

Those about to undergo or currently undergoing an agile transformation

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