Case Study: Leading an Enterprise Agile Transformation, Starting From IT

SolutionsIQ’s Evan Campbell and Howard Johnson discuss a recent enterprise Agile transformation that Howard led previously in order to improve the organization’s time to market and accelerate change adoption. Howard was instrumental in starting the transformation, which eventually became a “large organizational call-to-arms”, from the IT side. By becoming Agile, IT was able to achieve great gains, whereas the business side was not, because Agile didn’t obviously cater to the latter’s needs.
“The business team believed it was IT language… and they didn’t understand what Agile meant to business practitioners.” Howard shares some key learnings from his experience, including a couple antipatterns.

(Mind the clanging halfway through.)

SolutionsIQ’s Evan Campbell hosts at SAFe Summit 2016 in Denver, Colorado.