Scrum Agile Project Management

How to Sabotage an Agile Transformation

Ignoring impediments is one of the fastest ways to sabotage your Agile transformation. Agile is not a cure, it will on the contrary uncover issues. So Agile transformation efforts must overcome a myriad of challenges to achieve success.

Some of the inhibitors of Agile transformation that will be discussed in this presentation include:
* Executives unaware of the transformation
* Failure to engage all the necessary parties
* Individuals losing power with the transformation
* New roles and disappearing roles
* Lack of an effective Change Agent
* Success conservatism
* Lazy buyers
* Blame-oriented cultures

For each of these inhibitors to Agile change, this talk will cite a) situations where this occurred, b) mitigation actions to overcome the inhibitor, and c) the effectiveness of these efforts. The conclusion will suggest some best practices that you can use in anticipation of likely inhibitors, including a new proposal process of only selling complete solutions to our clients (not just body-shopping people).

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