Essential Patterns of Successful Agile Transformations
Everyone seems to be going agile nowadays. Terms like adoption, migration, business agility and transformation are used to represent the move to agility. And they also imply that the going is easy. Well, that’s not Bob Galen’s experience. In fact, it’s the opposite. Agile transformation, deep and successful organization-wide transformation, is incredibly hard to achieve. One of the greatest challenges is knowing what the path “looks like”.
In this talk, Bob will be sharing patterns they’ve observed from successful agile transformations. We’ll start by examining the journey of agile leadership. What are the central patterns that leaders need to adopt. For example, trust, empowerment, and employee engagement will be explored. Next, we’ll look at organizational factors and tactics for increasing safety and innovation. We’ll also look at transformations at Enterprise-scale and distributed teams to see how to transform those contexts.
This workshop is not for the faint of heart, as transformation is hard. But if you want successfully create a transition to business agility, you’ll leave with tools and a new mindset.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
We'll go through a series of patterns - one set focused on Strategy & Tactics and the other focused on Mindset & Culture. The list appears below, although depending on time, we'll probably prioritize and only cover a subset in each area...
Strategy & Tactics
2.Agile Transformation Team
3.Understanding the WHY
4.Have an Adoption Strategy
5.Breaking the Organization
7.Measurement – You get what you Measure
9.Scaling & Distributed Teams
Mindset & Culture
11.Eating your own Dogfood
12.Slowing Down…to Speed Up
13.Storytelling Becomes a Way of Life
14.The Notion of…Safety
15.Trust your Teams
17.Embracing the Chaos
19.Empty your Cup
- A set of strategic transformation patterns including leadership focus points, organizational adjustments, and measuring success.
- An indirect focus on scaling and distributed team success patterns.
- A shift toward cultural and mindset patterns including creating space, trust, safety, and effective communication via storytelling.
Virtually anyone who is engaged in or anticipating taking on an agile adoption/transformation effort.