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Being an agile change agent

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Being successful with agile requires tackling three parts: the process itself, building strong teams, and using better technical practices. Yet, most organisations focus a lot on the process and …

Being successful with agile requires tackling three parts: the process itself, building strong teams, and using better technical practices. Yet, most organisations focus a lot on the process and ignore teams and technical practices.

This leads to 1/3 agile. There are a number of reasons why the other two-thirds are difficult -- cultural challenges, and inability to drive change.

The presentation looks are three vital skills that agile scrummasters / coaches should focus on, which are they often ignore: leadership, relationship building and influencing.

More explanation of the slides is available here - http://toolsforagile.com/blog/archives/1090/one-third-agile-being-change-agent

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  • 1. Siddharta Govindaraj ToolsForAgile.com siddharta@silverstripesoftware.com @toolsforagile Beyond Agile: Tales of Continuous Improvement http://amzn.to/beyond_agile
  • 2. ⅓ Siddharta GovindarajAgile
  • 3. What does it take to be agile?
  • 4. What does it take to be agile? Process Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.
  • 5. What does it take to be agile? Team Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.
  • 6. What does it take to be agile? Technical Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
  • 7. What stops us?
  • 8. What stops us? Culture Self organisation is great in theory, but it wont work in our corporate culture
  • 9. What stops us? Authority This is a great idea, and I really want to do it, but people won't listen and I don't have the authority to make this happen
  • 10. What stops us? Skillset I believe in motivated, self organised teams that write beautiful code, but I don't know how to make it happen
  • 11. Is this how you want to be remembered? "She would have done great things, but her organisation didn't allow her"
  • 12. The change agent THE SHAPE FUTURE
  • 13. 3 Essential Skills Showing Leadership Exerting Influence Building Relationships
  • 14. Leading without authority
  • 15. Sources of power "Role power can give you compliance, but relationship power gives commitment"
  • 16. Sources of influence Personal SocialStructural
  • 17. Alignment
  • 18. The role of culture
  • 19. Run the pirate ship
  • 20. Networking
  • 21. Power of community
  • 22. What is YOUR vision?
  • 23. YOU can make the difference
  • 24. Siddharta Govindaraj ToolsForAgile.com siddharta@silverstripesoftware.com @toolsforagile Beyond Agile: Tales of Continuous Improvement http://amzn.to/beyond_agile