Ride along with Express Scripts Canada on their agile transformation journey. This discussion will highlight the transformation with a focus on strategy, key learnings and successes. Maximizing business outcomes, working on the right things and delivering quickly, requires your entire organization to change. We will share our experience and leave you with some ideas to take back to your organization.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Experience Report

Introduction: We were one of the lucky ones! When we started our Agile transformation journey we had a corporate head office that was about a year of ahead of us. Here is what they said after they spent some time reviewing our early attempts to introduce agile delivery values, principles and methods:

“The challenges and opportunities seen … were typical of an organization adopting Agile on their own. While there were many challenges, the most strategic of these were around communication and collaboration across teams and the organization. There were other training issues involving Agile knowledge and engineering techniques, but those are … easily overcome. Their opportunities were endless, as their people were consistently enthusiastic, open, honest, and ready to learn. By focusing on the strategic goals of increasing communication and collaboration, … [they] can harness their energy to adopt Agile as their way of delivering value to their customers and improve the overall performance and satisfaction of their people.”

As we take you through our agile transformation journey over the past two years, we will

Agile Transformation Foundation

  • The why behind the transformation
  • Setting the right strategy and goals
  • Leadership alignment
  • Making it visible
  • Best Learnings with strategies to address
  • DevOps culture
  • Product outcomes based delivery
  • Business agility: decision making
  • Culture: changing the way we think and work together

Bright Spots in our transformation.

Learning Outcome

Agile transformation journey

  • Set a the right strategy for your company
  • Kick off and align your leadership, teams, and organization
  • Set a solid foundation phase
  • Determine team maturity
  • Key success factors for business agility
  • Learnings with strategies to address challenges
  • Easy wins to keep the momentum going

Target Audience

Agile leaders, scrum masters, product owners, agile team members, executives, project and program managers, development managers and agile coaches.

Prerequisites for Attendees

No Prerequisites required. This talk is for anyone interested in learning about the Agility Transformation at Express Scripts Canada.

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  • Dave Sharrock
    By Dave Sharrock  ~  3 months ago

    I'm a huge fan of real life stories from the trenches. Learning from those who have lived through and delivered agile change, warts and all, is vital to helping others on their own journeys.

    I've been fortunate to share parts of the journey Magda and Deborah describe here, and can attest to the impact their leadership and vision had, as well as to many of the learnings. I have also seen an earlier version at a packed PMI event I was co-hosting, and the talk was excellent and very well received. 

    @Deborah/Magda - best of luck!

    Dave

  • Sam
    By Sam  ~  3 months ago

    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • real world experience

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • a great deal of your success is due to incredibly talented leaders such as you (two) and receptive C-suite. While you may think it improper to take credit, you could talk about your own transition and the leadership behaviors you exhibit which enable the teams. Enjoyed working with you and wish you the best.
  • Rugvendra Kumar Mynam
    By Rugvendra Kumar Mynam  ~  3 months ago

    Wishing you all the best Deb and Magda for the upcomming session.

    In addition to this , I believe it would be ideal to share about work safety and secure environment we practiced and enjoyed at the organizational level ,how we respect,welcome and encouraged each other ideas and improvements in this journey of Agile transformation. Also how best we utilized our Aglile CoP sessions PI meetings and SOS to ensure all the team shared common understanding, Manage and resolve the dependencies and also quickly adopted to change.

    Thanks 

    -Rugvendra

     


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