AgileKlix - Martin Lapointe - Agile Coach
  • Martin Lapointe - Agile Coach

Reboot Your Agile Team

Some people will say, “Agile is hard” as an excuse to become frAgile. Well we think we have developed a way to rebooting any Agile team.

If you are thinking of scaling Agile across a large organization, then this talk is a must to attend to help ensure your teams have the right foundation. Organizations wanting to scale Agile must have a solid foundation of mature Agile teams who embrace the Agile values and have the right Agile mindset.

Over the years, as we have done Agile transformations in different organizations, we have seen common patterns that keep repeating. The most common pattern we found in our experience is that teams are frAgile. Too many either pretend to be Agile or don’t even know Agile is not a methodology, so organizations question the value of using Agile. Very often the confusion and frustration that comes with thinking that a team is Agile when they are not Agile, brings people right back to their old habits of command and control. Creating successful mature Agile teams is not sorcery, you need to discover the secret sauce!

In this talk, we will reveal our secrets on how to create a successful Agile-Scrum team in 5 sprints. Attendees will learn how we applied our secret sauce as we experimented with more than 30 teams and we refined the know-how. This recipe has proven to be successful in different organizations and teams delivering different types of products. Our Creative-Destruction approach goes through a human change process we labeled The Intervention Plan. The 5 sprints are:

  • Sprint 1: Run in the rain
  • Sprint 2: Thunderstruck
  • Sprint 3: Start the M&M pain machine
  • Sprint 4: Open-up and look at the sun
  • Sprint 5: Removing the training wheels

 

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