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Wednesday, August 8 • 14:00 - 14:30
Agile for All (Agile is Caught Not Taught) (Naveed Khawaja) POPULAR

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We strongly believe that 'Agile is for Everyone'. For an agile transformation to succeed at scale, non-IT departments play a vital role to bring about a sustainable change.
In this report, we will share how business teams at AstraZeneca are choosing to adapt the Agile ways of working across the globe.
Brief History: In 2016 we shared the initial success of adopting Agile with large IT programs, creating quick wins that responded some naysaying such as…
“We can’t run Agile. We have globally distributed teams”
“We can’t run Agile. We have to validate our systems.”
“We can’t run Agile because Agile is for application development. We deploy COTS programs”
Today: Motivated by clearly articulated organizational values and behaviors (that reflect an agile mindset), AstraZeneca business teams are beginning to ask how they could bring Agile practices to the work of their teams.
What's important is context:
Understanding the context of how a team works, and what that work is - has been a critical step for business teams to adopt agile practices. What works in one team, does not necessarily work with another team even in the same department.
We will share:
How have we made the steps to adapt agile for business teams?
When we failed, how we failed and what we learned.
Lessons from business teams, video interviews with business leaders and their take on agile and lean mindset
View the Experience Report

Lessons Learned from Your Experience:
  • How this 'Agile within Context' approach builds bridges between IT teams and business teams?
  • It's all about stealth marketing - how to start the conversation with the business.
  • Agile as a way for business teams to address rapidly changing priorities, limited resources, and time pressures


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Naveed Khawaja

Director, Agile & Lean Business Transformation (Master Trainer & Coach), Xecofy Consulting
A busy British father of five who sees the family and life as a whole with the Agile & Lean lens on a daily basis and inspires people all around the world.Some friends call him "the KanBan Man" as he helps everyone in being more productive and living a more fulfilled life.His passion... Read More →

Wednesday August 8, 2018 14:00 - 14:30 PDT
Torrey Pines Room 1, 2, & 3