Jul 29, 2022
This week, Dan Neumann is joined
Christine Bush, a brand
new Agile thinker.
In this episode, Dan and
Christine are discussing Agile Transformations. As Lyssa Adkins
describes, an Agile Coach is someone who has seen lots of different
success and failure patterns over time. Change is never easy, and
that is the reason why Dan And Christine are diving deep into the
necessary features of a well-conducted Agile
- What is important when an organization is
looking for an Agile Transformation?
- Transformations have to come from the top and
leadership has to be committed to them.
- The leadership has to be ready to invest in
education for the Team members of the organization and to guide
them through the Transformation.
- Transformation cannot be an option.
- Middle-level managers are key to a successful
Transformation, they need to be trained and guided in the
- What is next after the training is
- Agile Coaches are crucial in this stage since
the application is a whole different story.
- Change can be scary.
- Let’s experiment, instead of thinking about it
in terms of winning or losing.
- Keep your eyes on the goal.
- Are some other roles instrumental when
- There could be a lack of clarity on some roles
at the beginning.
- All Team members are working together to
deliver outcomes in short cycles with rapid feedback
- The business stakeholders help with the
requirements but sometimes they get confused by the new
- “Don’t just give them the title, buy them the
tool, and expect the Agile process to work.”
- Organizations want to be Agile but they don’t
give them the necessary coaching and facilitation that people need
to be successful.
- Providing support is what enables Teams to
become self-organizing and successful.
- Be patient; small victories can get a long
Mentioned in this Episode:
“What is Agile
Coaching?” by Lyssa
Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the
Work in Half the Time, by Jeff Sutherland
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