The Best Agile Way of Working for Your Non-Software Team
How to Avoid or Correct False Starts with Agile
“Agile” and “agility” are heard in almost every organization today. Having debuted 25 years ago, Agile ways of working have made software/IT teams more customer-focused, responsive, and productive. Nowadays, their colleagues are exploring how Agile can help them manage changing priorities and better serve their organization.
There’s one small matter though… what does it take to become agile *outside of software*?
Countless attempts have demonstrated that copying Agile practices from software/IT doesn’t cut it. Agile frameworks (prepackaged processes, roles, meetings, and artifacts) don’t fit perfectly either and often create false starts. And although the popular bits – task boards, sprints, standups, and demos – may seem helpful and exciting, these surface changes won’t fundamentally affect your team’s results.
Instead, the answer is to collaboratively design a way of working based on Agile values and principles. While you don’t need to be a process expert, you do need to have the right conversations with your team, management, and stakeholders. And in those conversations, empower them to make effective choices, without being tied to any prescription, tool, or so-called best practices. In this session, led by the author of “Agile for Non-Software Teams” and “The Agile Mind-Set”, to discover a practical, collaborative, empowering pathway to a way of working that supports your team’s vision and purpose.
- Outline the steps to take and conversations to conduct for an Agile implementation that fits your vision and purpose
- Feel confident making Agile-minded choices without being tied to any prescription, tool, or so-called best practices
- Examine strategies for avoiding common pitfalls that lead to false starts, mediocrity, and bounce-backs
This presentation is for managers and leaders in non-software units (such as marketing, finance, and legal) or entire non-tech organizations
If you’re looking to effectively achieve agility in your context, this talk is for you!
“I appreciate the message that Agile works outside of IT and outside of software development. The presentation spoke to our organization and culture which really helped me see ways I can apply Agile.”
– Talk attendee
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