About ‘Agile @ Scale’
Transforming organizations with traditional structures and work-methods to a modern Agile and product focused delivery system is not easy.
Many transformations approaches promise immediate results through intensive training and consulting engagements, and on the surface, it looks like a great success with sometimes hundreds of teams transformed into running Scrum and Kanban mechanics in just a few months. Great results are achieved, and success stories are shared and communicated both internally and externally.
On closer look it is however often revealed that despite a new structure, an established team of internal Agile Coaches to guide the transition forward and lots of money spent on training, coaching and consulting – only 10-30% have made the shift from doing Agile Mechanics to actual empowerment, adaptive planning and a smooth flow of customer value with frequent feedback loops. Furthermore, the change is often limited to the team level while the rest of the organization is left wondering what is going on.
The lean community has been struggling with the same problem for decades, where millions of dollars have been spent globally trying to copy Toyota practices, but failing to get beyond the level of basic Lean mechanics. This is however starting to change using approaches that are focusing more on the underlying system of continuous improvement.
In this presentation Jesper will share his experience from 12 years with Agile and Lean change initiatives in IT and it related processes. The successes and failures with the traditional approaches to change, what he thinks is the next step forward and his latest experience trying to build a deeper and more effective and culture of for continuous improvement.
Jesper is one of Denmark’s leading experts within Agile and Lean process optimization and he has written two books and numerous blogs about this topic. With experience as the former VP of Trifork Agile Excellence and now running Agile Upgrade, Jesper has helped more than 100 teams, across 50+ organisations and trained more than 2000 people in Scrum, Kanban and Lean Product Development, since 2006.
Jesper is a hands-on practitioner teaching agile and lean principles, methods, tools and techniques that are based on a proven combination of theory and extensive exercises, which gives participants both a hands-on feeling as well as the theoretical background to understand the principles behind.