What are the challenges facing an organisation when it starts an Agile transformation - and how can they overcome them? Sam Bunting, PA's global lead for Agile transfomation and delivery, talks to Dean Leffingwell, Chief Methodologist and Co-founder of Scaled Agile Inc.
How does SAFe® help us address line management complexities?
Dean discusses the best line management models to optimise value delivery, how organisations should empower their teams to move and manage their own work, and how to move from delivering projects to products.
How soon should you start adding the supporting functions into your organisational transformation?
Many organisations need to prove Agile works in a smaller setting first. Here Dean discusses how the shift to organisational agility is growing and that organisations are realising they need to make the change sooner, and at scale, to keep up with their competitors.
How important is sponsorship for your organisational transformation – and who should should your advocates be?
Dean suggests that a critical mass of leadership is key for Agile transformation to be successful. Organisations need a powerful coalition rather than simply a couple of advocates for the change. Here Dean explains who should be the key advocates for Agile change in organisations and what characteristics they need to have in order for the change to be embedded.
How do agile ways of working allow us to innovate more?
Moving to effective Agile development makes you more able to be innovative – but doesn't mean you are innovative! In this video, Dean talks about gaining fast feedback through continuous development and DevOps. He also emphasises the importance of shifting the culture and language within organisations to allow products to fail and people to learn from mistakes, ultimately encouraging greater innovation.