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Why 76% of Agile Organizations are Failing at Agile | David Hawks | Agile Austin Monthly Meeting April 2019

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Why 76% of Agile Organizations are Failing at Agile | David Hawks | Agile Austin Monthly Meeting April 2019

  1. 1. Why 76% of Agile Organizations are Failing at Agile Get your mobile phone ready as we will do real time polling during this session. TextVELOCITY to 22333 to join. David Hawks @austinagile Agile Training Agile Teams Agile Transformations with more engagement with faster value with less risk
  2. 2. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIALAGILE VELOCITY ACCELERATE AGILITY David Hawks @austinagile david@agilevelocity.com CEO, Executive Agile Coach
  3. 3. AGILE VELOCITY PROPRIETARYCopyright © 2018 Agile Velocity, LLC.  All Rights Reserved. AGILE VELOCITY PROPRIETARY current state of Agility Superficial Agility Improving Agility Predictable Agility Fast Agility • Going through the motions • Work is visible • Silo development • Lots of carryover • Not strong PO/ SM • Retrospectives have meaning • ScrumMaster is Coach • Work is estimated and velocity being measured • Swarming and cross training is starting to happen • Team identity is being created • Carryover is limited • Team’s have focus (Limiting WIP) • Constant team Backlog Refinement • Break work down and swarm • Whole team ownership embracing cross functional goals • Cycle Time has been significantly reduced • Able to respond to new high priority and deliver quickly • Leadership focus on optimizing the whole • Urgently resolve organizational impediments • Test Automation, Continuous Integration, DevOps in placeGet your mobile phone ready as we will do real time polling during this session. TextVELOCITY to 22333 to join.
  4. 4. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL AGILE VELOCITY ACCELERATE AGILITY The Path To Agility™ Transformation Framework New Status Quo Status Quo Integration & Practice Chaos & Resistance
  5. 5. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL AGILE VELOCITY ACCELERATE AGILITY The Path To Agility™ Transformation Framework Align Accelerate Adapt Predict Learn Chaos & Resistance Integration & Practice New Status Quo Status Quo
  6. 6. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIALAGILE VELOCITY ACCELERATE AGILITY The Path To Agility™ Transformation Framework Why Do So Many Companies Struggle? Let’s Explore The Top 5 Impediments Organizations Face.
  7. 7. OrgSystemTeam Align Learn Predict Accelerate Adapt The Path To Agility™ Transformation Framework
  8. 8. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIALAGILE VELOCITY ACCELERATE AGILITY CHALLENGE 1 Impediment #1 Implementing Solutions without clarity in Desired Results Impact • Lots of Resistance & Frustrati • Silo Optimization • No Clear Measure of Success • Minimal Gains
  9. 9. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIALAGILE VELOCITY ACCELERATE AGILITY SORT THE CHANGE MODEL CARDS • Form groups of 4-7 at your table • Match each description with a title card • Try and put them in order
  10. 10. 1. Create Urgency 2. Form a powerful coalition 3. Create a vision for change 4. Communicate the vision 5. Empower action 6. Create quick wins 7. Build on the change 8.Anchor wins in culture Creating the climate for Change Engaging & enabling the organization Implementin g & sustaining for change Adapted from Dr John Kotter’s 8 Step Process for leading change http://www.kotterinternation.com/our-principles/changesteps/changestep Apply Organizational Change Management
  11. 11. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIALAGILE VELOCITY ACCELERATE AGILITY THE PATH TO AGILITY™ Our proven transformation framework 12 Kotter 8 Steps 1. Create Urgency 2. Form a powerful coalition 3. Create vision and strategy 4. Communicate the vision 5. Empower action 6. Create quick wins 7. Build on the change 8.Anchor wins in culture
  12. 12. OrgSystemTeam Align Compelling Purpose Rollout Strategy Teams Aligned to Value Clear Value Purpose Team Agreements The Path To Agility™ Transformation Framework
  13. 13. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIALAGILE VELOCITY ACCELERATE AGILITY CHALLENGE 1 Impediment #2 No Mechanism to Resolve Org. Level Cross Dept. Impediments Impact • Impediments not Resolved Quickly (or ever) • You Empower the Resistance! • Teams hit a Ceiling (become disenfranchised)
  14. 14. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIALAGILE VELOCITY ACCELERATE AGILITY DISCUSS IN TRIADS • Form a triad with 2 other people from 2 other tables • Discuss why the following would be good practices for an Agile Leadership Team: • Cross Functional (Who should be involved?) • Run the ALT with Agile • Have visible huddles out in the open • Track impediments on a visible board
  15. 15. Insights and organizational impediments from teams Transformation Backlog Transformation Team Product of Transformation: Agile teams working in an agile organization Run the Transformation using Agile
  16. 16. OrgSystemTeam Align Learn Compelling Purpose Rollout Strategy Teams Aligned to Value Clear Value Purpose Team Agreements Team Empowerment Action Enabled Ability to Measure Cross-Team Coordination Visibility Created Foundational Team Practices Continuous Improvement Culture The Path To Agility™ Transformation Framework
  17. 17. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIALAGILE VELOCITY ACCELERATE AGILITY CHALLENGE 1 Impediment #3 Leaders Not Creating Focus Impact • Lots of Interruptions • No Time to Improve • No Flow • No Ability to Forecas • Slow Time to Value
  18. 18. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIALAGILE VELOCITY ACCELERATE AGILITY DISCUSS HOW WE SCALE BY DESCALING • Form teams of 4-7 at your table • Discuss the practices depicted in the 4 cards with drawings • How can each of these practices actually reduce complexity in your environment?
  19. 19. AGILE VELOCITY PROPRIETARYCopyright © 2018 Agile Velocity, LLC.  All Rights Reserved. AGILE VELOCITY PROPRIETARY
  20. 20. AGILE VELOCITY PROPRIETARYCopyright © 2018 Agile Velocity, LLC.  All Rights Reserved. AGILE VELOCITY PROPRIETARY
  21. 21. AGILE VELOCITY PROPRIETARYCopyright © 2018 Agile Velocity, LLC.  All Rights Reserved. AGILE VELOCITY PROPRIETARY
  22. 22. AGILE VELOCITY PROPRIETARYCopyright © 2018 Agile Velocity, LLC.  All Rights Reserved. AGILE VELOCITY PROPRIETARY
  23. 23. Watch the Baton, not the Runners
  24. 24. OrgSystemTeam Align Learn Predict Compelling Purpose Rollout Strategy Teams Aligned to Value Clear Value Purpose Team Agreements Team Empowerment Action Enabled Ability to Measure Cross-Team Coordination Visibility Created Foundational Team Practices Continuous Improvement Culture Leadership Agility Ability to Focus Multi-Team Predictability Ability to Forecast Complexity Reduced Predictable Delivery Cadence Quality Feedback Loop Shortened The Path To Agility™ Transformation Framework
  25. 25. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIALAGILE VELOCITY ACCELERATE AGILITY CHALLENGE 1 Impediment #4 Not Optimizing Across the Whole Value Stream Impact • Transformation Stalls • Gains only seen in silos • Business doesn’t realize much gain
  26. 26. Ideation Prioritization Requirements Definition Implementation Quality Assurance Integration& RegressionTesting Deployment Customer/MarketValidation Whole Value Stream • Stand Up • Pair with someone from another table • What if we only optimize each part independently?
  27. 27. Ideation Prioritization Requirements Definition Implementation Quality Assurance Integration& RegressionTesting Deployment Customer/MarketValidation Scrum Test Automation/ Continuous Integration DevOps Lean Product Discovery What if we only optimize each part independently?
  28. 28. OrgSystemTeam Align Learn Predict Accelerate Compelling Purpose Rollout Strategy Teams Aligned to Value Clear Value Purpose Team Agreements Team Empowerment Action Enabled Ability to Measure Cross-Team Coordination Visibility Created Foundational Team Practices Continuous Improvement Culture Leadership Agility Ability to Focus Multi-Team Predictability Ability to Forecast Complexity Reduced Predictable Delivery Cadence Quality Feedback Loop Shortened Value Driven Optimize the Whole Reduce Cycle Time Release Continuously Self-Sustaining Improvement Decision Agility The Path To Agility™ Transformation Framework
  29. 29. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIALAGILE VELOCITY ACCELERATE AGILITY CHALLENGE 1 Impediment #5 Execution Prioritized over Learning Impact • Low Customer Satisfaction • Tension between Technology and Business • Inability to Execute on Strategic
  30. 30. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIALAGILE VELOCITY ACCELERATE AGILITY MAXIMIZE VALUE • Form groups at your table of 4-7 • Discuss how the following can be counterproductive to achieving the goal of Maximizing Value: • Managing to a Project Plan • Maximizing Developer Utilization • Working on Many Projects at Once
  31. 31. OrgSystemTeam Align Learn Predict Accelerate Adapt Objective Data Driven Decisions Whole Org Agility Lean Financing Customer Centered Minimal Time to Pivot Experiment Driven Development Product Learning over Delivery Compelling Purpose Rollout Strategy Teams Aligned to Value Clear Value Purpose Team Agreements Team Empowerment Action Enabled Ability to Measure Cross-Team Coordination Visibility Created Foundational Team Practices Continuous Improvement Culture Leadership Agility Ability to Focus Multi-Team Predictability Ability to Forecast Complexity Reduced Predictable Delivery Cadence Quality Feedback Loop Shortened Value Driven Optimize the Whole Reduce Cycle Time Release Continuously Self-Sustaining Improvement Decision Agility The Path To Agility™ Transformation Framework
  32. 32. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIALAGILE VELOCITY ACCELERATE AGILITY The Path To Agility™ Transformation Framework
  33. 33. OrgSystemTeam Align Learn Predict Accelerate Adapt Objective Data Driven Decisions Whole Org Agility Lean Financing Customer Centered Minimal Time to Pivot Experiment Driven Development Product Learning over Delivery Compelling Purpose Rollout Strategy Teams Aligned to Value Clear Value Purpose Team Agreements Team Empowerment Action Enabled Ability to Measure Cross-Team Coordination Visibility Created Foundational Team Practices Continuous Improvement Culture Leadership Agility Ability to Focus Multi-Team Predictability Ability to Forecast Complexity Reduced Predictable Delivery Cadence Quality Feedback Loop Shortened Value Driven Optimize the Whole Reduce Cycle Time Release Continuously Self-Sustaining Improvement Decision Agility The Path To Agility™ Transformation Framework
  34. 34. Progress
  35. 35. OrgSystemTeam Align Learn Predict Accelerate Adapt Objective Data Driven Decisions Whole Org Agility Lean Financing Customer Centered Minimal Time to Pivot Experiment Driven Development Product Learning over Delivery Compelling Purpose Rollout Strategy Teams Aligned to Value Clear Value Purpose Team Agreements Team Empowerment Action Enabled Ability to Measure Cross-Team Coordination Visibility Created Foundational Team Practices Continuous Improvement Culture Leadership Agility Ability to Focus Multi-Team Predictability Ability to Forecast Complexity Reduced Predictable Delivery Cadence Quality Feedback Loop Shortened Value Driven Optimize the Whole Reduce Cycle Time Release Continuously Self-Sustaining Improvement Decision Agility
  36. 36. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIALAGILE VELOCITY ACCELERATE AGILITY WANT MORE CONTENT? Provide a business card or write down your full name and email on an index card for more info on Why Transformations get Stuck. We will send you…. " Full slide deck " Common Pitfalls of an Agile Transformation Whitepaper " Path to Agility Assessment " Path to Agility Video Let us know if you would be interested in an Onsite Agility Assessment with your Sr. Leaders. Have more questions? David Hawks CEO david@agilevelocity.com @austinagile Next week Next Level Agile at Dallas ALN
  37. 37. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIALAGILE VELOCITY ACCELERATE AGILITY ABOUT AGILE VELOCITY Transform Teams, Lead Organizations Relentless Pursuit of Whole Organizational Agility TRUE PARTNER We’ll guide the teams to not only become self-sufficient, but also to become empowered to reach full agility. OUTCOME DRIVEN It’s not about dictating what to do or prescribing solutions, but focusing on achieving key business results. DISCIPLINED APPROACH Our Path to Agility™ is an Agile Transformation Framework created after decades of helping organizations accelerate agility. JOYFUL JOURNEY We want our clients to love Agile as much as we do, and part of that is creating a fun and safe environment in which to learn, practice, and master.

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