I’m a philosopher and a project manager. Over the years I have had a pleasure to cooperate and support business partners from around the world. During this time, I observed and learned how various organisations work. Then I met with agile practices that allowed me to look at business value and relationship with customer from yet another perspective. Combining this experience, I took a great opportunity to lead a successful agile transformation. Currently I work as IT Manager at mBank (one of the top banks in Poland) where I support agile transformation and large scaled agile projects.
Adam’s Roundtable: What is the foundation of Agile transformation?
If you find yourself in a role of Agile Transformation Leader, the one who is just launching this complex project within organisation, then probably you’ve already started thinking about key elements that will constitute this change. Are these elements universal and work in every case or rather each time they need to be tailored to the particular situation? Agile transformation is a specific type of change, and taking under consideration that every change make us to cross the line of comfort zone and adjust to brand new set of rules, values, people, the Leader need to find an answer what will be a stable element, a foundation upon which he can base a transformation? Will it be a Change Sponsor, Leader, processes, Board, Teams, quick-wins or something else? During the discussion I would like to talk this topic over with you. What is your experience, which element as foundation is most important for you and why. The outcome of the discussion will be proposal – based on experience – what actually is, or might be a foundation of Agile transformation.