This is my talk about agile governance from Tampere Goes Agile 2012. This is also my first public presentation on the topic and the slides will be improved in the future.
Governance issues happen in all but the most trivial agile transitions. For example, an organization that is starting to use Scrum introduces the Product Owner role and a twice-weekly sync meeting for all POs. The established Project Management Office however continues to run the monthly project pipeline meeting where projects are given permission to start or close down. So there are now two different groups that are formally responsible for making resource investment decisions. (This particular situation is reflected in the title of my talk.)
Agile governance is a broad topic. Mainly, it's a sensemaking method that brings out the actual governance structures in the organization, which may differ from the planned or desired governance structures. Through this we can study how governance is set up in agile organizations, and also what happens in organizations that are going through a transition. Eventually, we may arrive at some governance guidelines or perhaps even a ready-to-roll governance model for agile organizations.
The topic is important and we hope that it will eventually be addressed in all sensible agile transition methods and frameworks. :-)