Agile Awareness Session for C-level Executives

Adopting agile is never about adopting agile practices. It’s not even about adopting an agile culture. While those things are important, if you don’t achieve better business outcomes, adopting agile is not worth the investment. Your journey toward greater business agility starts by identifying what outcomes are most important to your company’s success. This knowledge helps you lay a foundation for making decisions about how to tailor your approach and guide your transformation to measurably show progress toward your critical business objectives.

Myths and legends about Agile

Agile Awareness Sessions are conducted for a small, dedicated group of C-level executives and management boards (decision makers). The aim of the workshop is to familiarize recipients with the subject of agile transformations, benefits, risks, costs and forecasts of the transformation process. The meeting also allows to dispel doubts and clarify the widely popular myths and legends associated with agility, which significantly clarifies whether and in which area the customer should apply the agile approach.

Workshops are run by experienced Agile Transformational Coach and (if needed) supported lawyer clarifying areas of agile procurements and contracts.

This unique approach allows you to get to know Agile from the IT, HR, Procurement & Vendor Management, Software Engineering, DevOps and other areas. Decision makers are fully aware of what agile transformation means and what costs and risks they have to face.

Selected clients who have benefited from Agile Awareness Session

Asseco Poland
E NET Production
Maruta Wachta

Business Agility

It should be recognized that Agile is an organizational change (going significantly beyond IT) that includes entrepreneurship (budgeting, business knowledge, trends, market and end-user needs, etc.), process maturity, project and flow management (proficiency in Agile and Lean), technical maturity (proficiency in software engineering, automation, DevOps, etc.), change management (adaptability, teams, people, culture) and soft skills (communication, conflict management, personality traits, motivators, etc.).

“Agility is the ability to adapt and respond to change… agile organizations view change as an opportunity, not a threat.”

Jim Highsmith

Over 15 years of experience

We have over 15 years of active and comprehensive experience in IT, management, leadership, coaching (ICF), mentoring and training. We work not only with IT agile teams but also marketing teams, sales teams, lawyers and others. We supported over 10 organizations in the process of agile / digital transformations, covering not only IT and PMO departments but also Business, HRs, Legal, Finance, Marketing, Sales, Support, Centres of Excellence (CoE)). We mentored and coached managerial staff, C-level staff, management boards, directors and shareholders of companies.

The widest offer in Poland

As the only company in Poland we have coaches, mentors, trainers certified (and experienced in agile transformations) from all key agile frameworks and methodologies, including solutions dedicated to scaling Agility and methodologies for conducting transformational changes in organizations such as PROSCI. We offer the widest range of Agile coaching services from: Scrum, Kanban, NEXUS, Large Scaled Scrum (LeSS), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Agile Project Management (AgilePM), PRINCE2 Agile.

Straight to the point

Initial scope of the workshop (to be tailored together with the client):

  • Introduction to Agility (is Agile just a project management methodology? Organisational structure? Culture?):
    • Comparison of the traditional project management and agile culture,
    • The importance of product vs project mindset (entrepreneurship).
  • Principles, values, principles of Agility,
  • Benefits of using an agile approach supported by market research:
    • survivability, faster value delivery / faster time-to-market (TTM), valuable and tailored products / services, transparency, better cooperation.
  • Agile in Business, Agile in IT (value delivery area), Agile HR, Agile PMO, Agile in Procurement, Agile in Marketing, Agile in Legal and more,
  • Agile foundation blocks – Culture, Scrum framework, Kanban, Lean Startup, Design Thinking and more,
  • Importance of MVP, hypothesis validation, definition of value, product ownership and more,
  • The roles of the Project Manager, Product Manager, Scrum Master, Product Owner,
  • The importance of organizational culture supporting an agile approach,
  • Servant Leadership and Soft aspects in Agile,
  • Role of middle-management in Agile,
  • What is agile transformation:
    • Key steps in Agile Transformations (presentation of example Agile Transformation Roadmaps based on experience),
    • Key Success Factors (KSFs) in Agile Transformations,
    • Examples models for Agile scaling,
    • What is an examination of the organization’s maturity / readiness for an agile approach,
    • Risks related in Agile Transformations.
  • Case Studies of Agile Transformations (e-commerce, banks, IT service providers for banks, pharma…).

Meeting with Asseco Board of Management about Agile Transformation
(March 2018)

The goal of the workshop

The aim of the workshop is to present and clarify the topic of Agile, not to complete the full agenda step by step. We know from our experience that the  management boards are quite active during these workshops, which favours a very lively atmosphere and a number of questions. Therefore, we do not treat this workshop a out-of-the box workshop, but rather as a meeting with experienced Agile Transformation Experts who will answer many questions from different perspectives.

Supporting research on Agile Transformations

KPMG 2019 Report on Agile Transformations

13th Annual State of the Agile Report

Capgemini Agile at Scale Report 2019

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