Getting Agile Right – Rebooting an Agile Organization in 100 Days

On the surface, this company was nailing agile: 22 teams delivering software on a 2-week release train with some teams actually executing both Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) processes. However, a major question still lingered: Were teams shipping features that delivered enough value to the business? Come learn how one company rebooted their Agile organization in just 100 days by tweaking agile and portfolio practices and the configuration and usage of their tools. The 100-day ride isn’t for the faint of heart but proves it's possible to re-focus an agile organization to maximize ROI.

 
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This is a familiar story that is happening in many organizations. On the surface, this organization was nailing agile: 22 teams delivering software on a 2-week release train with some teams actually executing both Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) processes. But a major question still lingered: Were teams shipping features that delivered enough value to the business?

This is the story of how a determined CTO, a reboot management team and a couple of consultants all worked together to set a new course for this organization in 100 days. Rather than look at implementing yet another framework, we got back to the basics and went from there.

You will see how one company rebooted their Agile organization in just 100 days by tweaking their agile and portfolio practices and the configuration and usage of their tools.

This 100-day ride is not easy and isn’t for the faint of heart but I will show how it is possible to re-focus an organization in a short amount of time and reboot both your Agile processes and tool configuration to maximize your ROI.

Time-wise, I expect a 35-minute talk, 5 min Q&A.

  • 3 most common signs that you need a reboot
  • Kick Starting your Reboot – Five Steps
  • 100 days and counting… our Roadmap
  • Performing an Agile Assessment for a Medium sized organization
  • Key Recommendations for the Reboot
  • Results from the first 9 months after a reboot
  • Q&A

Learning Outcome

  • Recognizing when an organization needs a reboot.
  • Why upper management support is essential in a reboot?
  • Our approach to conducting an assessment for a large Agile organization.
  • Recognizing who the team players are and anti-patterns.
  • Why your tools need to be running smoothly?
  • Why it’s important to start with a simple Portfolio Management approach?

Target Audience

Upper Management, Directors, Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters and anyone that is passionate about being Agile.

Prerequisites for Attendees

Have an understanding of Agile and Portfolio Management.

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