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Thursday, May 25 • 10:55am - 11:55am
Stop Scaling, Start Growing - Culture as a First-class Concern & Principles for Growing Agile

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Change is hard; in their attempt to transform, organizations frequently ignore the impact of organizational culture. To evolve, we need to make our culture explicit and then design together in a shared direction. Organizational leaders need courage to accept the current state of their organizational culture, appreciate aspects that are in alignment with their strategy, and prepare to make cultural shift where needed. 

Leaders that ignore prevalent organizational culture and try to install popular frameworks run into pitfalls and are unable to create environment of continuous improvement, which is at the heart of being agile. Patience with organizational change cycle is a must and lacking any guiding principles organizations revert to form and get trapped in Wagile.

In this session participants will learn:
  • Why it is important to grow your own agility instead of taking shortcuts and adopting someone else’s model.
  • The role culture plays in an agile transition and effectiveness of organization change
  • How to make sure that you are agile at heart and move continuous improvement to an organization level.

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Dhaval Panchal

Founder / Agile Coach, Evolve Agility Inc.
Dhaval delivers world class Agile training that transforms my clients into rapid and highly efficient market leaders. He works with CTOs and heads of software development, engineering, DevOps, data & project management to: Transform legacy waterfall approaches into efficient Agile... Read More →

Thursday May 25, 2017 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
Room 7
  Agile at Scale