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Essential Patterns of Successful Agile Transformations part 1
February 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
The very title of this talk might challenge you. Many don’t like to use the term transformation, instead, preferring adoption, migration, transition, business agility shift or many other phrases. Regardless of the term used, this talk focuses on how to move an organization (teams, leaders, people, culture, etc.) towards more agile approaches to product development. And its raison d’etre is that many (most) really struggle to do that. Join Bob Galen and Shaun Bradshaw as they explore critical patterns for transformations including finding the right agile champion, setting up an Agile Transformation Team, why it’s critical for leadership to be agile first, and how to find and communicate the why behind your transformation. We’ll also explore some of the organizational (structure, roles, alignment) challenges that you’ll have to break down to then build back up. Finally, we’ll review the role that leadership plays in safety, culture, modeling, and generally guiding the transformation change journey.You’ll leave this session with an abundance of ideas around how to create an effective and balanced transformation backlog that you can immediately start executing for your own transformation.
MEET THE PANELISTS:
An agile methodologist, practitioner, and coach, Bob Galen helps guide leaders and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift toward Scrum and other agile methods. Bob is often called “a Coach of Coaches” because of his deep and broad experience in the agile arena. He is director, agile practices at Zenergy Technologies; president of RGCG, LLC; and a frequent speaker at international conferences and professional groups on topics of agile software development. Bob authored Three Pillars of Agile Quality and Testing, Scrum Product Ownership, and Agile Reflections. A prolific writer, blogger, and podcaster.
Shaun Bradshaw is a co-founder and principal of Zenergy Technologies, a software delivery solutions firm with multiple industry experts under one roof and a large testing facility in North Carolina. With more than twenty years in the IT industry, Shaun is a recognized expert, coach, and thought leader in QA and test process improvement, agile testing, test management, and metrics. Shaun has architected the test strategy and managed large teams of testers for numerous projects, including a multi-year ERP implementation that went into production with no major issues. More recently, Shaun has spent a majority of his consulting time assisting organizations through their agile transformations, coaching leaders, managers, and teams to ensure they make the shift not just into agile practices, but agile thinking and behaviors.