Agile Methodology has been widely accepted in the private sector for a number of years and has caught the attention of government program managers as a process for software development designed to make work more efficient. Chief Technology Officers (CTO) and Chief Architects of the Lockheed Martin programs will provide an overview of the challenges experienced by the program’s leadership when balancing between Agile and traditional methodologies used on Government programs.
In this session, we offer a synthesis of several bodies of thought that address processes, people, technology, change and leadership within the context of a large agile transition. While the competencies of agile development are well developed, the exploration and leveraging of other research on systemic change offers real insight to the complex organizational task of sustaining agile processes. We intend to fuse such research with our own experiences leading substantial agile transformations, to help senior leaders gain powerful new tools for leading their own agile transitions.
Your mind offers two alternate—and generally unconscious—responses when things go wrong. One response solves problems with snap judgment, hasty advice, and evident policy. The alternate response expands the problem space for new awareness and new-found truth. You are completely equipped for both. The first is fast and solves anxiety about the problem. The second is slower, produces learning and growth, and addresses the real problem.
In this session you’ll explore a life-long practice developed from 20 years of field studies for choosing the appropriate leadership response.
Transitioning 25,000 developers to agile development processes is a challenge on its own—and making the transition during a global recession is even more ambitious. Join Sue McKinney as she discusses her experiences leading the move to agile at IBM, how their agile teams often struggled, and ways leaders provided support and understanding at many levels. As the global recession set in, Sue looked for tools leaders could use to increase productivity—even after cost cutting—and unleash the talent and innovation agile teams need to continue succeeding.
Of the many benefits of agility, none is more transforming than the power of self-organizing teams. Yet, building such teams remains one of the most elusive goals. This is due to the challenging transition functional managers must make to develop the right organizational environment for teams to mature. This session is for managers who are challenged in building strong self-organizing teams. This session will develop your agile organizational leadership awareness and competencies to build committed, disciplined and self-organizing teams who share responsibility.