Brad Swanson and Dave Sharrock contributed to IBM Innovate 2013 conference a double list of ingredients for successful agile transformations (or not)
Brad Swanson is a Senior Agile Coach and Vice President at agile42. He started his software career at age ten on the Apple IIe and is now a Certified Scrum Trainer® and Coach with eighteen years of experience in management, project and program leadership, product management, and software development.
Agile coach passionate about getting things done; helping teams exceed expectations, delivering organizational excellence, and all while having fun doing what they do.
- 6 June 2013
Agile Transformation Failure Modes
Lack of Executive Commitment
An enterprise agile transformation requires sustained commitment, effort and a focused sense of urgency from the leadership team. Lukewarm commitment or incongruent messages from leaders are quickly detected, legitimizing apathy and delay, and stalling the transformation before it gains the momentum needed to create lasting organizational change.
When teams and managers face a daunting array of volatile, short-term priorities, they have no capacity to learn a new system for working. Failing to pursue clarity of purpose or to allow teams the time to learn sends the message that we are ...