Agile + DevOps West 2020 Concurrent Session : The Lean Agile Diet: A Healthy Way to Transform your Enterprise


Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

The Lean Agile Diet: A Healthy Way to Transform your Enterprise

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Enterprise transformations are daunting as they require changing the operating model of an organization through people, process, technology, and culture changes. This necessitates having teams drive to identified business outcomes, learning new ways of working along with new technology stacks. While there is no formula for success, there are several successful patterns that we have observed in our interactions with organizations in different domains and levels of maturity on the Lean and agile spectrum. In this session, Gautham Pallapa shares his strategic framework to follow that he has successfully used at several organizations. He draws parallels to dieting to demonstrate how embarking on a transformation journey is like dieting (more agility, waste reduction, etc.). Gautham also provides techniques to make these changes persist in the organization. By the end of this session, attendees will be able to: understand the complexities of an enterprise transformation and why strategic disruption with purpose is imperative for success; be exposed to a strategic framework that demonstrates cascading connectivity from corporate strategy all the way down to team activities; quickly assess legitimate work and prioritize high impact activities, and learn techniques to accelerate and sustain transformation within the organization.

Gautham Pallapa

Dr. Gautham Pallapa is a Field CTO for Pivotal, where he works with enterprise customers to transform their people, processes, technologies, and culture. He has led several engineering and product teams through IT transformations and has worked with business leaders in various domains on their digital journeys. He is a Safe Agilist, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and an Agile Coach, and promotes lean experimentation, agility, and value streams. Dr. Pallapa has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, where he focused on smart technologies for assisted healthcare and has won several awards, including the 2018 Tech Leader of the Year award from AIM Institute.