Product-Driven Organizations: Unleashing true agility

schedule Oct 30th 02:15 PM - 03:15 PM place 202 A/B people 16 Interested

Are you investing in Agile coaching and not seeing an improvement in your organization? Do you consider your Agile teams high-performing but not seeing measurable business outcomes? Are your Agile teams impeded by dependencies?

Building high-performing Agile teams without re-structuring the organization for effective teaming is like building a Ferrari engine and placing it inside a tractor!

Organizations today are investing heavily in Agile Transformation in pursuit of accelerating software delivery, managing changing priorities, improving product quality and realizing early return on investment. Sadly, few are realizing the benefits promised by Agile adoption.

This talk will discuss how moving from a process-driven project-based organizational design to a product-driven organizational structure will unleash the value of Agile practices and produce measurable business results. We’ll explore what a product-driven organization is and how it works to realize the value and potential promised by Agile. Further, we’ll examine the criticality of managing organizational, technical and architectural dependencies to achieving true business agility.


Want to help your organization realize the value of Agile practices and achieve true business agility? Come hear first hand how one of the world’s automotive manufacturers is transforming into a Product-Driven organization.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  1. Common failure patterns: why Agile teams fail to deliver the hoped for value within traditional organizational structures [5 mins]
  2. What is a Product-Driven organization [5 mins]
  3. Why Product-Driven organizations are uniquely suited to today's market conditions [10 mins]
  4. How Product-Driven organizational design + Agile practices work together synergistically to unlock value and deliver measurable business results [10 mins]
  5. Experience report from one of the world's largest automotive companies [20 mins]
  6. Q&A [10 mins]

Learning Outcome

- Understanding and describe what a Product-Driven organizational design is

- Describe common failure patterns that occur when Agile is implemented into traditional organizational structures

- Compare the value of product-driven versus process-driven organizational structures

- Understand and explain both how and why Product-Driven organizations create business agility by unlocking the value of Agile practices

Target Audience

This workshop is aimed at Executives, Change Agents, Managers and Coaches who want to engage their teams to realize the benefits of true agility. Additionally, Scrum Masters and Development Team Members will gain insights into how they can expose and infl

Prerequisite

Foundational knowledge of Agile and business Agility

Note to organizers: This talk may be co-presented with Mike Cottmeyer

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