location_city Toronto schedule Nov 6th 01:15 - 02:15 PM place Lake Michigan

After over a decade of agile transformations, many organizations have several years experience of agile and are naturally looking for signs that the change is complete. Attention turns to the level of skill or maturity an organization needs in order to declare the transformation a success. As a result, models of agile maturity have emerged that promise to somehow measure how agile you are.

The good news is that agile, by definition, should be iteratively delivering value from the moment a transformation starts. Looking back, your ability to deliver has already changed immeasurably. You are already faster, more focussed, and delivering a product with higher quality. The bad news is that you have only just started your journey. Change itself has changed, as Gary Hamel said. What looks mature today will be table stakes tomorrow.

We will talk about what agile maturity looks like today, and where agile maturity will go in the future. We will learn how iterative value delivery is the price to pay to move along the experience curve. The more frequently you deliver value, the faster you move along the experience curve. By introducing a Wardley Maps in the context of business agility, you will be able to map out the path of your transformation, filling in any gaps that you may have, and beginning to understand what direction your transformation may take you in the future. Specifically, you can identify the drivers needed to reap the benefits along the way, rather than at some mythical end point. Business agility is not a destination but a continually evolving journey. Learn how to enjoy the journey rather than long for the destination.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  • [10 min] Measuring the progress of an agile transformation : the problem with maturity models 
  • [15 min] Workshop: introducing Wardley Maps and creating a map for a generic agile transformation
  • [10 min] Evolving transformation strategy 
  • [10 min] Workshop: identifying strategic shifts based on your Wardley Map
  • [10 min] Case study: the evolution of a real world agile transformation
  • [5 min] Predictions on the direction of future transformation trends

Learning Outcome

  • Expressing an organizational transformation as a Wardley Map
  • What is a Wardley Map and how does it drive strategy?
  • Where the next innovations in agile transformations will come from (and why)
  • When is my agile transformation going to be done? How far along the transformation are we?

Target Audience

transformation leaders/sponsors, coaches, change management consultants

Prerequisites for Attendees

Some experience of agile transformations or organizational change initiatives

 

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