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Monday, August 3 • 10:45 - 12:00
Navigating the Complexity of Organizational Change (Jason Little, Declan Whelan) POPULAR

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Abstract:
Einstein said "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them" yet many organizations that want to adopt Agile end up using existing organizational structures to make it happen. That is, they create a centralized team to roll Agile out, define metrics, create a dashboard, communication and training plan and finally a Sharepoint site to push the change outwards. The outcome ends up being another failed Agile transformation story because people either resisted change or they failed to change their organizational culture.
This isn't an 'Agile' problem, it's a structure problem. The real issue is that organizational structures are designed to serve the internal purposes of the organization, not their customers or the value they create for their customers.
In this session we'll explore real organizations that are thriving by structuring in radically different ways. That includes apply the concepts of dual organizational operating systems, de-centralized networks, structuring around value streams, horizon planning and full-on organizational explosion.

Learning Outcomes:
  • - how to identify strategies and tactics for implementing meaningful organizational change
  • - how to deprogram yourself from the assumptions you have about how to change your organization
  • - takeaway concrete practices you can apply tomorrow



Speakers
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Jason Little

Leanintuit
I started my career as a Cold Fusion developer of all things. Then I upgraded to ASP. Both languages are still better than any new fangled framework today. Then I realized I wasn't all that good at it so I went into management and eventually into consulting. Now I'm an author and international speaker who is bridging the gap between Agile practitioners and Organizational Development and Change Management practitioners.
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Declan Whelan

Leanintuit
Helping organizations improve value steams and their organizational structure.



Monday August 3, 2015 10:45 - 12:00
Potomac 1/2/3