How to Ensure Successful Enterprise Agility
How to ensure agile adoption
Software teams in large organizations have been attempting to adopt agile methods for at least 20 years. Many succeeded, producing higher quality products in shorter time horizons with fewer defects and less waste. Yet, it is still common that large agile transformation programs fail to produce the business and organization outcomes its sponsors and proponents hope for. Why is this?
In this talk, the Silicon Valley agile veteran Sam McAfee will discuss the chasm between high-level expectations in the boardroom for going agile and reality. Come hear about what happens on the ground where actual work takes place and why agility is not always achieved. Learn the short list of key causes of failure that, if carefully mitigated, can help ensure successful agile adoption.
A Silicon Valley veteran of 20 years, Sam helps companies build and scale new digital products, find product-market fit, and build and improve product development capabilities. He works with product executives and teams to develop and ship new digital products from ideas to product-market fit and beyond. He is the author of Startup Patterns: How great startup teams work (2016), a book that lays out the patterns great startup teams use to create amazing products.
A Meetup event organized by UCSC Extension Instructors
LeanAgile Insights is a monthly Meetup co-founded by UCSC Extension instructors as a forum for lean agile practitioners, leaders, coaches, students, and lifelong learners to come together to share and learn. The organizers, David Bakhtnia and Hong Nguyen-Phuong are dedicated to ever improving the development of technology-based products and services. David and Hong teach Scrum, agile, and project management. Everyone in Silicon Valley now talks of Scrum and agile as givens. Are they truly given, or is there much "sino" (Scrum in name only) with little value delivered and slowly? Is everyone actively participating or are products completed only to languish on the shelves? In 2019, we will endeavor to tighten the focus on value realization, helping everyone reach the state of simply agile.