Prevailing organizational structures are from the last century. Complete reorganization of traditional business and operation models is needed to support modern way of creating software. Agile transformation requires a holistic approach – makeover to something new is as much about culture, attitude and values as it is about structures. Active unlearning of old traits is needed in order to make room for the new.
Straight talk, absolutely honest, frank and open conversation about both problems and successes, is a necessity of developing an agile culture. To have lasting and sustained results, understanding of underlying values and principles is essential. Role of change agents and other people supporting the transition is important in the cultural change. Fix-it-all methods and best practices won’t help as every person, team, and organization needs to find their own inspect-and-adapt path in the search for renewal.
Conference slides: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1404049/agilejkl/korhonen_tormala-beyond_scrum.pdf
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