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06. Compound Agility - Colleen Johnson - #Scabru18

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Agile efforts typically begin in engineering but become stagnant when they fail to expand to other parts of the organization. This talk will explore the individual systems that must thrive for an entire organization to be agile. The four core elements that must exist for agility to scale with longevity and purpose are: alignment to strategy, customer-first values, lean discovery practices, and capacity for change. We will take an in depth look at how each element operates with agile methods and what is required for them to evolve within the business. Gain an understanding of how to move beyond following practices in isolation in order to achieve harmony in the full embrace of reciprocal agile principles at scale.

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06. Compound Agility - Colleen Johnson - #Scabru18

  1. 1. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Compound Agility Agile Consortium 2018
  2. 2. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Agile Practices Design Thinking Lean UX TDD BDD Scrum Kanban Scrumban XP DevOps
  3. 3. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Scaling Agility Program G Team 19 Team 20 Team 21 Program H Team 22 Team 23 Team 24 Program I Team 25 Team 26 Team 27 Program A Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Program B Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Program C Team 7 Team 8 Team 9 Program D Team 10 Team 11 Team 12 Program E Team 13 Team 14 Team 15 Program F Team 16 Team 17 Team 18
  4. 4. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Why do we get stuck?
  5. 5. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Practices are Easy to Change • Training • Implementation • Adherence • Enforcement
  6. 6. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Attitudes are Hard to Change • Behaviors • Mindset • Philosophy • Perspective
  7. 7. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Elements of the Agile Org Agile Enterprise Alignment to Strategy Customer First Values Lean Discovery Practices Capacity for Change
  8. 8. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Scaling with Sustainability Start with Practices Scale to the Enterprise Sustain with Attitudes
  9. 9. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Cargo Cult AgileAlignment to Strategy
  10. 10. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Start with Why Implement Scale Sustain Alignment to Strategy • What problem does Scrum/Kanban solve for us? • What do we hope will change by introducing Agile? • How will my role impacted by this change?
  11. 11. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Rank The 12 Principles Implement Scale Sustain Alignment to Strategy • Introduce the 12 Agile Principles to Leadership • Rank in order of importance to the organization • Revisit and invite changing priority
  12. 12. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Connect to Outcomes Implement Scale Sustain Alignment to Strategy • Show how Agile impacts the organization goals • Leverage metrics and story telling • Duplicate success stories
  13. 13. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Create Connections Alignment to Strategy
  14. 14. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com HiPPO PrioritizationCustomer First Values
  15. 15. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Write User Stories Implement Scale Sustain Customer First Values • Who is this for? • What is their goal? • How will it help them? • How do they do it now?
  16. 16. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Create Feedback Loops Implement Scale Sustain Customer First Values • Quick delivery of incremental value • Define success metrics • Include customer-facing roles • Leave space to respond
  17. 17. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Embrace Change Implement Scale Sustain Customer First Values • Guide toward goals rather than being the expert • Plan by theme/objectives rather than deliverable • Focus on responding to needs
  18. 18. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Create Empathy Customer First Values
  19. 19. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Flaunting FeaturesLean Discovery Practices
  20. 20. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Run Experiments Implement Scale Sustain Lean Discovery Practices • Learn directly from your customers • Explore problems before solutions • Bring the problem to the team to solve
  21. 21. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Leverage Options Implement Scale Sustain Lean Discovery Practices • Create cross- organization teams • Internal innovation incubators • Iterate through designs
  22. 22. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Safe to Fail Implement Scale Sustain Lean Discovery Practices • Create enough options that failure is okay • Focus on what can be learned • Celebrate knowing rather than guessing
  23. 23. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Create Learning Lean Discovery Practices
  24. 24. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Plans Etched in StoneCapacity for Change
  25. 25. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Incremental Feedback Implement Scale Sustain Capacity for Change • Iterations that are complete • Demo work to a wide audience • Don’t commit to deliverables in advance
  26. 26. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Responsive Roadmaps Implement Scale Sustain Capacity for Change • Set success metrics upfront • Create a cadence for reviews • Visibility into options • Plan around outcomes
  27. 27. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Value Flexibility Implement Scale Sustain Capacity for Change • Welcome changes (even late!) • Embrace fluidity in planning • Be adaptable to shifting priorities
  28. 28. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Create Agility Capacity for Change
  29. 29. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Working Together Agile Enterprise Alignment to Strategy Customer First Values Lean Discovery Practices Capacity for Change
  30. 30. Proprietary and Confidential www.imagineXconsulting.com Change PerspectiveAgile Enterprise
  31. 31. ImagineX Consulting is a business and technology consulting firm whose goal is to help our clients transform their businesses by embracing lean delivery techniques and emerging technologies such as cloud, information security, and mobile. Through the use of our experimentation techniques and modern delivery methods, we assist our clients in driving higher quality solutions to market earlier. Our ImagineX culture thrives on entrepreneurship, risk taking, mutual trust, teamwork, encouraging change, and letting our consultants own their way of working. ImagineX Consulting is headquartered in Denver with offices in Atlanta, New York, Raleigh, Washington, DC and Toronto. Our ImagineX Labs are located in Toronto, Canada and Sofia, Bulgaria. Colleen@ImgnX.co @scrumhive Thank you!

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