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Agility is a path. It is a journey; a journey of continuous improvement. Increasing enterprise agility requires that top-down change management is connected to the bottom-up enthusiasm of Scrum.
Ken Schwaber and Gunther Verheyen from started presenting the new "Agility Path" framework in July 2013. It was first presented at the Scrum Day Europe in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and at a SIG event by the VKSI in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Agility Path introduces the use of the Scrum framework to manage the change process toward increased agility across the organization, without making Scrum the mandatory process for the entire organization.

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  • Scrum – Success ends with the middle managementAccording to industry analysts ‘the methods wars are over and scrum has won’ with Scrum becoming the de-facto Agile process of choice for most organizations. But its adoption is neither complete nor as effective as it could be with Scrum being forced into organizations that are neither adaptive nor Agile in nature.  The long-term success of Scrum rests with changing the organizations that it operates in. It rests with changing the middle management practices, processes and mindset. In this talk Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum discusses what agility means to organizations and why middle management is so important to organizations staying on course towards this goal. He will introduce a new management approach, Enterprise Scrum, which provides practical advice how organizations can initiate and manage change towards agility.
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    1. Agility – it’s a path Continuous Improvement. Competitive Advantage. Ken Schwaber & Gunther Verheyen July 2013
    2. © All Rights Reserved. 22 1. An enterprise’s ability to take advantage of opportunities, respond to challenges, and to do so while controlling risk. 2. To be quick and nimble. Definition of Agility (n.)
    3. © All Rights Reserved. 33 40.0% 16.6% 12.7% 12.2% 18.5% Under 25% Between 25% and 49% Between 50% and 74% Between 75% and 99% 100% “How many development teams in your organization have implemented Agile practices?” (Select one) Base: 205 organizations who are implementing or have implemented Agile Source: November 2011 Global Agile Software Application Development Online Survey (Forrester) Almost 20% of respondents have adopted Agile at 100%. 68.4% of these are ISVs and professional services and 31.6% end user IT organizations. Many Organizations Claim To Be Agile
    4. © All Rights Reserved. 44 • Organizations are desperate to be agile. • Scrum is a foundation for organizational agility. • Agility can be gained by organizations progressively refocusing their business functions. Assertions
    5. © All Rights Reserved. 5 MIN 5 Where are you on the Path to Agility? Raise your hand if: • You are agile? • Becoming Agile? • Have been told to be Agile and are going to start soon? • Agile is not in your immediate horizon? Exercise 3
    6. © All Rights Reserved. 66 • Volatility is likely to remain a constant … it will continue to roil traditional business and operating models for some time to come. • To be competitive, companies must respond quickly and nimbly to the changing environment ... their ability to respond to market movements is core to sustainability. Change Is The Only Constant Source: The Economist “Organisational agility: how businesses can survive and thrive in turbulent times” (2009)
    7. © All Rights Reserved. 77 Importance of Agility Source: The Economist “Organisational agility: how businesses can survive and thrive in turbulent times” (2009)
    8. © All Rights Reserved. 8 MIN 8 How do you know if your organization is becoming more agile? Exercise 2
    9. © All Rights Reserved. 99 • <$1,000 • <$10,000 • <$100,000 • >$100,000 • You don’t know How much money has been invested in agility per person? • Up • Down • Stayed the same • You don’t know Has your organization’s agility changed? • <0 • >0 • You don’t know What has been the return on this investment? In Your Organization’s Agile Initiative:
    10. © All Rights Reserved. 10 MIN 10 What is your approach to becoming Agile? Exercise 2
    11. © All Rights Reserved. 1111 Bottom-up, From The Trenches
    12. © All Rights Reserved. 1212 To Gain Agility Management inspects progress toward agility and makes improvements and changes.
    13. © All Rights Reserved. 1313 Informed Decisions Require Measurements
    14. © All Rights Reserved. 1414 • Calculation of weighted metrics – Foundational Metrics – Organizational Metrics • visualizes incremental change of agility • Range from low Agility to high level of Agility • Accelerates across time Agility Index Summarizes Progress Toward Agility TM
    15. © All Rights Reserved. 1515 Increase Agility TM
    16. © All Rights Reserved. 1616 Improve Overall Practices That Lead to Agility
    17. © All Rights Reserved. 1717 Adapting Practices Should Improve Domain Performance Enterprise Value ProductivityQuality Scrum 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Frequency of releases (months) stabilization time for releases (months) Number of customers Time to get a small change to a… Number of customers on… Maintenance as % of product… Customer satisfaction Employee satisfaction Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
    18. © All Rights Reserved. 1818 Continuous Improvement Competitive Advantage
    19. © All Rights Reserved. 1919 Questions THANK YOU