Rethinking Agile Transformation - Agile Tour Montreal Keynote

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A New Strategic DirectionBuzz KillingtonPresident & CEO of Global Agile Tour Inc.

sitting all day in a conference made my back hurt.- GOAT 2014 AttendeeThe were no Pokestops at the venue so I sat down- Toronto 2016 attendeeThere was too much carbs for lunchMontreal 2015 attendee

SatisfactionRevenue

Fancy charts.due to a decline in revenue globally, we have defined a new purpose for this brand of conference. We need to stay on point, keep our eye on the prize, and do it right the first time. We hired BACF Inc to help us with our new corportate objectives.

Our New MissionIn order to achieve the highest level of performance, scalability,and mindfulness, we embark on the worldwide mission of bringing the upmost accessible, simple, fun, happy, and healthyglobal brand of conferences that will quadruple projected revenuesallowing us to spread goodness, maximize profits, while reducingCosts without the need to curtail redundancies in the humanResources area.

Healthy

We will Do the Wave

http://media.gettyimages.com/videos/crowd-of-football-fans-in-stadium-doing-the-wave-video-id482135602?s=640x640

http://sli.do use code 2617 Vote!Lets crash the wifi!

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slido this was dumb, it wasnt clear why we were doing this, other people were doing it, so what the heck, it was fun!

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those who do agilethose who be agile Those who think big-ass agile frameworks are a good idea

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Movers, movables, immovables.do agile, be agile, and those that think SAFe is a good idea

Those who moveThose who are moveableThose who are immovable

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Movers, movables, immovables.do agile, be agile, and those that think SAFe is a good idea

Movers

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had to create tablature to document his musicdestroyed many guitars while experimentingamp story. without disruption, things arent likely to change.

Moveables

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those that want evidence and want to wait for others to take the bullet first.

Immovables

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those that are going to dig in their heels no matter what.

The Change

BELIEFSRESISTANCE

MOVERSMOVABLESIMMOVABLES

This is dumbAwesome! Agile all the things!might as well, everyone else is doing it.uh, lets wait an see what happens

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the further away a persons belief are with respect to the change, the more likely they wont want to contribute to it. Refer back to the profiles from the People section (lone nut, 1st follower, movers etc)

Start!Experiments Show progress earlyMan, this change is really hardUh-ohRebootHey, its working!Uh-oh

InterventionWave of Change

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how change actually happens.

Did you ask any questions yet?

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Most ImportantLeast ImportantGot WorseGot Better87%78%83%73%78%Manage PrioritiesTime to MarketIncrease ProductivityEnhance QualityAlignment66%79%47%Team MoraleEngineeringDisciplineManageDistributedTeams

Are organizations seeing the benefits they seek? It is interesting that Team Morale isnt an important consideration for choosing Agile, yet the 10 year average shows it increases substantially.

Overall, organizations tend to feel they are seeing benefits that they thought they would.

Done

ExecutePlanRefreeze

ChangeFuture State

TransitionCurrent State

Unfreeze

Someones paying for the changeSomeone's reporting status on the changeSomeone needs some level of certainty about the changeSeparate the logistics and project management with facilitating meaningful change

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We dont need to embrace uncertainty, we need to figure out how to reduce it.Me. (unless someone more famous already said it.)

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Common thread is uncertainty. our brains crave it, some more than others but instead of embracing uncertainty, we an focus on reducing it

Passive

Observing from afarActive

Interacting with 3rd partiesInteractive

Interacting directly with people involvedhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncertainty_reduction_theory

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passive: who reads books, linked in posts and research different ideas, topics etc for getting agile to work? another example, you hear a new manager is starting so you can stalk them on social media.

Passive: reading books, Linked In, conferences

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Active: case studies, talk to other companies, community

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Interactive: All hands on deck retrospectivesUncertainty Reduction Theoryhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncertainty_reduction_theory

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncertainty_reduction_theory

Start!Remember This?EmergenceCoalescence Bureaucratization

Success

Failure

Repression

Co-OptationEmergenceCoalescenceBureaucratization DeclineDecline

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how change actually happens.

12-week year

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

4 Disciplines of Executionhttp://12weekyear.com/https://gazelles.com/http://the4disciplinesofexecution.com/

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Agile for your business.

Agile Installation 1 of 12

so lets install agile! so because Craig is more awesomer than me, he drew this in real time.Me? I had to spend some time writing a program to install agile

Spotify Installation ProcessPlease wait while the system copies the DNA of all Spotify employees, and invents a way to replicate how people think and interact from a companythat is completely different from the utterly fucked company that is yours.Renaming Communities of Practices to GuildsPurchasing enterprise JIRA because stickies dont work hereImplementing punishment scheme for squads that underperformInstalling mandatory innovation time at 1pm every tuesdayRenaming functional departments to Chaptersdone

Critical Error: Tried Doing Agile instead of Being Agile. Installation will now revert.donedonedone

we know change takes some time so lets let this run its course

Firing Agile CoachesPreparing bad performance reviews for managers and staffPreparing year end bonuses for executive team

Unable to un-install Agile. Teams have gone rogue. Run for your life.Spotify Un-Installation ProcessPlease wait while the system exercises the demons

ah dammit, it didnt workoh crap! now it wont uninstall! Now your good people leave for a better company!

AgileAn error has occurred. To continue:

Press Enter to download SAFe, or

Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart your organization. The people who get agile will quit, and all the PMP certified people will say I TOLD YOU SOPress any key to continue _

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just do retros every month will all the agile teams, take insights, look for patterns and start to figure out where the right changes re.

Cooperators

ThemeObjectiveKey ResultsActions (visualized, reviewed weekly)

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cooperators - okrs, review quarterly, weekly standupsjust do retros every month will all the agile teams, take insights, look for patterns and start to figure out where the right changes re.

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Nordea story

17 teams, 17 change canvases, 17 recorded lightning talks

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national leasing story

Real-time feedback

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national leasing story

self-accountability, or peer-pressureyou choose!

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national leasing story

@jasonlittle | atmtl2016 | sli.do #2617The people who write the plan, dont fight the planJill Forbes, National Leasing

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ch Robinson story

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if all else fails, here my agile installation disk

Shifting culture through conversation

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More Stories and Examples

http://leanchange.org/stories

Tools and Techniques

http://leanchange.org/resources

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Summarize and references

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