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Tuesday, August 4 • 09:00 - 10:15
Challenges for Agile in Government - “Culture eats Strategy for Breakfast” (Bob Payne, Beth Miller)

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Abstract:
Peter Drucker is attributed with saying “Culture eats Strategy for Breakfast”. Teams and organizations in the public sector are increasingly adopting Agile delivery methods, which can come with great cultural challenges. We often forget about the human aspect of transformation. Organizations need to understand that culture is just as important as process and strategy.
Public sector culture is very unique and can be challenging to understand. We have seen that Agile transformations can be supported by organizational culture but more often than not, the existing culture kills the transformation. In this workshop, we will explore this cultural shift and develop concrete strategies within the working groups. This talk is informed not just by theory, but by our Agile coaching work within a large government program with dozens of teams.
Learning Outcomes:
  • This talk/workshop will help individuals to understand cultural challenges and best navigate through them
  • Attendees will also learn to align people around and create a culture that supports Agile delivery
  • Attendees will create techniques/activities to manage the non human aspect of the transformation
  • Attendees will walk away with strategies they can apply in their transformational shifts
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Beth Miller

Managing Agile Consultant, Lithespeed
Beth Miller began her Agile journey as a Project Manager turned Scrum Master in 2006. She quickly gained interest in becoming an Agile coach and made that shift in 2011. As a coach she has worked with teams, individuals and leadership on their Agile transformations, both large and small. Beth is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Professional and SAFe Program Consultant and is seeking her SAFe Program Consultant Trainer certification... Read More →
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Bob Payne

VP Consulting Services, LitheSpeed
An early adopter of Extreme Programming, Scrum and SAFe, Bob has worked exclusively as a Lean+Agile Transformation leader since 1999.   | | Bob hosts the Agile Toolkit podcast and has produced over 170 podcasts, recording a variety of industry leaders and Agile practitioners. His consulting and training style is build on years of Lean+Agile experience, a MSEE in Computer Architectures for Artificial Intelligence and having grown up... Read More →


Tuesday August 4, 2015 09:00 - 10:15
Potomac C