Achieving agility almost always involves organizational structure changes that lead to true culture change. Doing agile is focused on mechanics of frameworks such as Scrum without realizing the true benefits of agility or understanding the “whys” behind the frameworks. Being agile is more about a mindset shift in how we approach work – using agile frameworks with the “whys” in mind and organizing our people to achieve agility. Doing agile lives within status quo processes; being agile challenges status quo processes with a spirit of continuous improvement. This whiteboard talk clarifies what “agile” is, highlights the most important factors in achieving true agility, and why many agile adoptions fail to get there.
- 12 – 1 : Interactive presentation/discussion (Agile: Where to Start and Why)
- 1 – 1:30 : extended discussion/Q&A session for those wanting and able to stick around
- Passcode is: 60BgwqsJ
Chad is an organizational agility advisor and external change agent with WhiteboardConsulting.org and Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org. He promotes organizational agility and positive pressure for change through speaking, advising, coaching, and training.
His first experience with “agile”, Scrum specifically, was in 2005 on a global transformation team responsible for software customizations driven by a global consolidation of accounting software. He ran into typical implementation challenges and organizational impediments.
Around 2012, his passion for lean, agile, and continuous improvement grew. He left his traditional business analyst and project manager roles behind and evolved into an internal change agent kickstarting an agile transformation. Now in an advising role as an external change agent across many organizations, he promotes organizational agility and positive pressure for change.
Jeff is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org, Agile coach and speaker. He has been a Product Owner, Scrum Master and Development Team member and has worked with companies ranging from enterprise to small start-ups. While working with many teams across many companies Jeff has found that most problems are not technology problems, but are organizational structure, process, and people problems. Jeff brings storytelling, a broad array of experience, along with a collaborative approach to teaching and speaking.