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Agile Transformation LiveLessons (Video Training): Four Steps to Organizational Change

Video Description

Implementing Agile is a huge organizational change, and it's difficult. Today's organizations are complex adaptive systems that will react in unpredictable ways when change is introduced. Some consider Agile as processes and tools while others consider Agile as a mindset.

Organizations are far too complex to assume one path to agility is the right path for everyone. Jason Little has been in the software industry since 1996 and has been helping organizations adopt Agile practices since 2007 as a Scrum Master, Product Owner and Coach. In this video Jason will show you a 4 step model that will help you shape your path to business agility. In addition, this video talks about how to leverage the Lean Startup method even if your organization is not a startup.

About the Author:

Jason Littlehas over 17 years experience in the IT and software industry, and he has been using Agile practices since 2002. He is a licensed Management 3.0 trainer, Certified Scrum Professional, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Microsoft Certified Professional, and he has been helping organizations adopt Agile practices as a coach and employee since 2008.

Jason has spoken at multiple Agile Alliance conferences as well as Lean Software and Systems and numerous other events and conferences in North America and Europe. In 2012, he won the Lean Startup Machine weekend competition in Toronto and now mentors University of Waterloo MBA students on the art of Lean Startup. His approach to Agile is pragmatic, and he focuses on organizational change management and contextual common sense practices over following a particular methodology. Jason’s experience extends from working in the trenches with teams to management and executives and recently has been working on sustainable organizational transformation by bringing Agile practices to HR, Change Management, and Learning and Performance teams.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction to Agile Transformation LiveLessons 00:07:42
  2. Lesson 1: The Roots of Agile
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:04
    2. 1.1 From deming to TPS to modern agile 00:14:12
    3. 1.2 Breaking the disconnect: Is agile processes and tools or a mindset shift? 00:05:50
    4. 1.3 The value stream and business agility 00:04:02
    5. Summary — Agile isn’t the goal 00:03:53
  3. Lesson 2: Understand: Discover the Business Purpose Behind Your Agile Transformation and Why Your Business Context Must Drive It
    1. Learning objectives 00:02:23
    2. 2.1 Story: Agile for the sake of agile 00:06:29
    3. 2.2 Establish a sense of urgency for bringing change based on business objectives 00:15:04
    4. 2.3 Understanding your organization’s culture and why trying to change your culture might be a bad idea 00:05:39
    5. 2.4 Understand how your mindset fits into your culture and why that’s important for creating your strategy 00:03:26
    6. 2.5 Now try this 00:07:20
    7. Summary - Understand that agile is more about organizational change and less about ‘agile’ 00:02:52
  4. Lesson 3: Educate: Learn about Agile Methods and Organizational Change
    1. Learning objectives 00:02:17
    2. 3.1 Story: Agile 2012 Session - ‘We want best practices’ 00:03:51
    3. 3.2 Agile certifications 00:04:32
    4. 3.3 Alternatives to certification 00:11:26
    5. 3.4 Systems and organizational change 00:15:08
    6. 3.5 Now try this 00:07:20
    7. Summary: Building your education plan 00:02:24
  5. Lesson 4: Execute: Generating and Executing Your Organizational Change Strategy
    1. Learning objectives 00:02:35
    2. 4.1 Story: Pilots gone wrong 00:01:32
    3. 4.2 Establishing a pilot program 00:13:07
    4. 4.3 Big bang! 00:10:53
    5. 4.4 Evolutionary change: Change as little as possible 00:03:14
    6. 4.5 The importance of visibility 00:13:55
    7. 4.6 Using metrics 00:03:43
    8. 4.7 Now try this 00:02:27
    9. Summary: Developing your execution plan 00:03:05
  6. Lesson 5: Reflect: Using Metrics to Reflect on Your Progress to Determine What to Do Next
    1. Learning objectives 00:02:01
    2. 5.1 Story: Reflecting on business and intangible metrics 00:10:06
    3. 5.2 Retrospectives at team levels and at scale 00:03:29
    4. 5.3 Dynamic governance to improve flow of communication 00:05:01
    5. 5.4 Reflecting on and adjusting metrics 00:07:55
    6. 5.5 Now try this 00:02:10
    7. Summary: Tuning and adjusting your plan 00:01:18
  7. Lesson 6: Where Do You Go from Here with Agile?
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:49
    2. 6.1 Staying focused on your business purpose 00:01:27
    3. 6.2 Recap of the four-step model 00:15:16
    4. 6.3 Stepping through the model 00:06:34
    5. 6.4 Now try this - A one page change plan 00:03:05
    6. Summary: Adapt this model to your context 00:01:57
  8. Lesson 7: Lean Startup and Visualization Techniques
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:11
    2. 7.1 Lean startup isn’t just for startups 00:27:53
    3. 7.2 Visualization techniques 00:08:13
  9. Summary
    1. Summary of Agile Transformation LiveLessons 00:02:18