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Tuesday, August 7 • 10:45 - 12:00
Case Study: Successful Consultant-Free Agile Transformation (Doug Husovsky)

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When corporations undergo large-scale Agile transformations, they often turn to outside consultants to lead the planning and training, with some follow-up coaching. Reasons for doing so typically include a lack of in-house Agile expertise and/or availability of in-house Agile Coaches. In either of these scenarios, there will be a lack of continuity after outside consultants complete their engagement.
Doug, who developed and delivered the training, will explore how a small and only partially dedicated internal team was able to successfully deliver an Agile transformation program from the ground up. With a small group he created all the necessary materials and delivered a customized large-scale transformation to a division of 500 people forming over 50 new Agile teams supporting hundreds of customers in just a few months' time.
The Agile transformation included creation of all training materials, leadership alignments, reorganization of teams, physical realignments (seating), and delivery of training in a limited physical space. It also included ongoing coaching and training to ensure success.
Doug will present summarized success and failure points during the transformation while providing a roadmap that can be followed by others looking to undertake an in-house Agile transformation.

Learning Outcomes:
  • • Identification of in-house resource skill sets required to support a consultant-free Agile transformation
  • • Benefits of an internally led transformation to your organization
  • • Prerequisite identification of leadership support (Getting the right people in leadership on board early and keeping them on board!)
  • • Communication strategies to support transformations and reduce anxiety before, during and after transformations.
  • • Planning tips and tricks learned through this effort.
  • • Insights into the materials that will need to be created to support training efforts.
  • • An understanding of the need to include “Outside” teams including HR, Legal, Contracts, Marketing, and others.
  • • A roadmap of critical decision points in support of an Agile transformation.



Tuesday August 7, 2018 10:45 - 12:00 PDT
Marriott Salon 9