Agile + DevOps West 2020 Tutorial: A Leader's Guide to Scaling an Agile Transformation


Monday, June 8, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

A Leader's Guide to Scaling an Agile Transformation

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Many leaders want to transform their organizations to become more adaptive and responsive to the market. However, most do not understand how to make this change happen. They install prescriptive scaling frameworks and send employees to training, but discard the elements of agile that are difficult. When the inevitable failure ensues, they switch frameworks, fire people, or revert back to what has worked in the past. What these leaders fail to do is recognize that the mindset they used to build their organization is in direct conflict with the mindset required to transform their organization. In this workshop, Steven Granese presents his Agile Transformation Leadership Model, which teaches leaders to view a transformation as a complex system. Steven describes the essential elements of the system, including where to start and how to scale at an appropriate pace. Attendees will participate in a simulated exercise to practice the model. Learn why transforming an organization is a complex endeavor, and the best way to deal with complexity is to optimize the entire system rather than just the individual parts. Understand why agile leaders must create fast feedback loops both inside and outside of their organization. Learn the most critical metrics for determining the success of an agile transformation.

Steven Granese

Steven Granese has been building innovative teams and solutions for his entire nineteen-year career in the technology industry. His expertise lies in transforming organizations to deliver their desired business outcomes by adopting an agile way of working. He holds multiple agile certifications (CSM, CSP, PMI-ACP) and is an avid speaker for companies, conferences, and user groups. Steven currently serves as the director of agile consulting at AgileThought, where he leads a team of the top agile coaches in the Tampa Bay area. He holds master's degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Georgetown University and a bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University.