After 20 years since the manifesto, the latest state of agile reports more than 80% of organizations as "still maturing" in their agile practice. As agile methods expand beyond small teams and software itself, we are still struggling to answer these questions:
Why is it that some teams are more 'agile' than others even though they all claim to be practicing agile methods?
What all dimensions need to change as teams, managers, and entire organizations attempt to become agile?
How do these dimensions interact with each other?
Overall, what does it take to become agile and how does that differ from doing agile?
This talk is based on my original theory of becoming agile developed from 10+ years of industrial research of agile practice in New Zealand and India, which received the distinguished paper award at the IEEE/ACM international conference on software engineering (ICSE), in 2017.
In this session, I will explain the key dimensions that need to transition during agile transformations, using industrial examples, and highlight what you can do to progress beyond simply doing agile, to harness the most from your agile transformations.
This keynote will add a unique research perspective to the conference program, sharing agile research in an industry-friendly format and delivery style.