Agile + DevOps West 2019 Concurrent Session : The Hard Part of Every Agile Transformation

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

The Hard Part of Every Agile Transformation

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When it comes to an agile transformation, going through the motions of adopting a new set of attitudes, processes, and behaviors at the team level is easy. The hard part is building the enabling structures that allow agile to thrive, aligning the flow of work, measuring progress based on outcomes, and achieving communicable results that will resonate with stakeholders. This talk will cover the hard part. Mike Cottmeyer will explore the economic rationale behind going agile, considerations that will drive your organization’s change approach, what the fundamentals of an agile ecosystem look like, and the organizational patterns, governance models, and metrics necessary to establish that ecosystem. You'll leave better prepared to engage and collaborate with your leadership team in order to come to a shared understanding of what the desired end state will look like, how to orchestrate the change necessary to achieve that end state, and how to use outcomes-based planning to measure progress.

Mike Cottmeyer

LeadingAgile founder and CEO, Mike Cottmeyer, is passionate about solving the challenges associated with Agile in larger, more complex enterprises. To that end, Mike formed LeadingAgile in 2010 and serves as its resident champion of core agile values and principles. He and his team are dedicated to providing large-scale Agile Transformation services to help pragmatically, incrementally, and safely introduce Agile methods. Mike spends most of his time leading and growing LeadingAgile, doing sales and business development, developing content, and providing strategic coaching for key clients.