CREATING ALIGNMENT FOR AGILE
Jason Little, April Jefferson, Carlos Oliveira
Toronto Agile and Software 2014 #tas14
Jason Little April Jefferson Carlos Oliveira
Lean Entrepreneur and Startup
Advisor, with a passion for
strategic innovation, experience
design, and building radically
Agile Coach, Energetic Servant,
Curious and Loving Human
Author, international speaker,
college professor, agile coach,
haver of fun, drummer and dad
WHAT IS WORKING WHAT IS SUPPORTING THE CHANGE? AGAINST THE CHANGE?
WHAT HELP DO WE NEED?
PREPARE INTRODUCE REVIEW
Where does the team want to be in 6
months? A year?
what help does the team need to contribute
to this vision?
WHAT’S OUR PLAN?
Experiments we can do to
contribute to the overall
TEAM/DEPARTMENT TACTICAL EXECUTION CANVAS
a story from April!
Does Riskiest the assumption
business even care?
TThiepr: eId iesn ati fgy oyoodur c ehaarlny caed oypotue’rlls find folks that care…
Someone out there in your organization is tired of the “old”
traditional way and is looking to try something new!
Customizing team change canvas…
What is supporting this vision? What is working against this vision?
What’s on our plan?
Experiments we can do to contribute to
the overall change strategy?
Our team vision as it relates to the strategic outcomes…
engagement structure stable teams
What we started to notice…
% of team members that would
Agile methods to other teams
Where are we going as an organization, and why are we doing this? What are we trying to achieve?
What is the top
outcome we’re looking
Barrier to Success
What are the top 3
problems we face in
reaching our outcome?
Why is this important to
overcome as an
organization, what is
the cost of delay?
Who & What?
Who and what is
impacted the most by
Customizing the change strategy canvas…
Key Assumption Options? How we measure? Key Learnings?
faster delivery better quality customer satisfaction employee satisfaction
time long testing
What we learned
Partnerships are key
No sacred cows (executive support)
Keep it visible
Be clear on what you’re learning
Keep it iterative
THREE FINAL THOUGHTS
The “canvas” doesn’t matter
Tactical execution tips
THE “CANVAS” DOESN’T MATTER
BUT THE CONVERSATIONS DO!
CHANGE MANAGEMENT SAFARI!
Make your canvases visible, stop using status reports
and GO TALK TO PEOPLE!
• Refresh canvases quarterly
via existing team meetings
• Weekly lean coffee sessions
sponsored by executives
• monthly all-team
• Management 3.0 Work Expo
More tools at:
IF PEOPLE IN A 50,000+, FORTUNE 100 COMPANY THINKS IT’LL WORK,
“I LOVE THE CANVAS, IT’S MORE OF A
CONVERSATION TOOL, LESS ABOUT CREATING
HEAVY DUTY CHANGE PLANS, AND IT STILL
DOCUMENTS THINGS AND KEEPS PEOPLE
ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS CONSULTANT
IT CAN WORK FOR YOU TOO.
LEAN CHANGE MANAGEMENT
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ideas in this book
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April’s Blog: http://curiousagility.blogspot.ca/
Jason’s Blog: http://leanchange.org or http://agilecoach.ca
Please nag Carlos to start a blog!