Agile Enterprise Partnerships

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As your Agile "footprint" grows within your enterprise, you may get constrained by all the areas of your company that aren't Agile: Portfolio Planning, Budgeting, Support, Sales, etc. Forming effective partnerships is key to success in transforming the entire enterprise.

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Agile Enterprise Partnerships

  1. 1. Cisco Confidential© 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 1 Agile Meets The Enterprise Jeff Marr (jmarr@cisco.com) CSM, CSP, SAFe-SPC 9/21/13
  2. 2. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 2
  3. 3. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 3
  4. 4. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 4 Budgeting Marketing Finance Supply Chain Support Strategic Planning Operations Sales and Distribution Internal IT Human Resources Legal Regulatory Workplace Resources Executive Leadership
  5. 5. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 5 Exercise 1 Identify Potential Threats
  6. 6. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 6 Exercise 1 Identify Potential Threats Partners
  7. 7. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 7
  8. 8. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 8
  9. 9. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 9 The Business Imperative My Role What’s The Same/Different What’s The Change Their Role Action Leader As Partner
  10. 10. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 10 Exercise 2 Leader As Partner Elevator Speech
  11. 11. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 11 The Business Imperative Offer Help What’s The Same/Different What’s The Change Their Role Action Partner
  12. 12. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 12 Exercise 3 Partner Elevator Speech
  13. 13. Thank you.
  14. 14. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 14 • ___________________ • ___________________ • ___________________
  15. 15. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 15 • Potential Partner: _____________________ • The imperative: • The change: • What’s the same/different: • Their role: • Your role or offer: • Action:
  16. 16. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 16 • Potential Partner: _____________________ • The imperative: • The change: • What’s the same/different: • Their role: • Your role or offer: • Action:
  17. 17. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 17 • Leader As Partner • Imperative: We all agreed that we need to be more more agile and flexible in the marketplace, and we are more agile in our execution now, but not in our planning • The change: Now that we have Agile running at the team and program level, we propose adopting rolling portfolio planning • What’s the same/different: Instead of an annual cadence, the rolling portfolio will be updated at least quarterly • Leaders role: As chair of the portfolio planning team we ask you to sponsor the change • My role: We have the proposal and associated training ready for the team • Action: Can we run you through the details and then train the team?
  18. 18. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 18 • Generic Partner • Imperative: To achieve our company objectives to be more agile and flexible in the marketplace, we are adopting an Agile product development framework • The change: We will be planning, executing, and deploying changes in smaller increments • What’s the same/different: You will still be involved in the cross-functional team, but instead of doing infrequent, but time-consuming, coordination, there will be frequent, short coordination activities • Modified role: Your representative will be invited to these coordination activities called Scrum of Scrums (or Agile Program meetings, or Release Team meetings, or …) • The offer: We will be happy to give your reps an overview of the new Agile framework • The close: Shall I set that up?
  19. 19. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 19 • Partner: Help Desk • Imperative: Continuous deployment is now a strategic objective for XYZ • The change: So we are moving from a weekly release to continuous small deployments • What’s the same/different: We will still hold a weekly TOI for the help desk to summarize changes, but we will also post changes on the XYZ wiki as they happen • Modified role: Support staff is going to need to check the wiki when they get support calls • The offer: We will provide training in the next TOI and also send out an announcement • The close: Can you give everyone a heads up that they won’t want to miss this?

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