PMI Southwest Ohio Chapter

Webinar: Agile Étude - Pitfalls and Traps When Doing Agile Transformations “At Scale”-Meeting/Event Information

Webinar: Agile Étude - Pitfalls and Traps When Doing Agile Transformations “At Scale”

Explore the pitfalls and traps when doing agile transformations “at scale”. In this webinar, you will be presented with specific and vivid examples of anti-patterns/symptoms you most likely have seen but were not able to qualify as systemic symptoms.

Become increasingly aware of and less tolerant fake adoptions, agile masquerades/theaters. You will also understand potential negative downstream outcomes of agile “mask shows” on individuals (themselves) and whole organizations – something that is unlikely to be ignored.

In addition, receive one additional but very important asset: ability to understand System dynamics and as well as develop interest in further experimenting with system modelling, when back at work.

And for our organizational/agile coaches, scrum masters, learn how to leverage the content to put to use immediately, by: (re)positioning yourselves within employing companies/clients/prospects in a way that would add make them more valuable and respected.

Additional point of discussion:

  • Are you relying on quality talent to assist you with your agile transformations?
  • Misunderstanding of agile coaching role – Why organizations get this part mostly wrong?
  • Talent dilution, industry-wide – Why are there so many inexperienced agile coaches in the market?
  • “Bad business” – Why reliance on staffing firms and head-hunting agencies for agile talent procurement causes more harm than good?
  • Fallacies of big solutions – Why Big Bangs and ‘all–at-once’ transformation attempts are ineffective?
  • Centralized coaching towers – Why creating ‘Centers of Excellence’ and enforcing ‘best practices’ and ‘operational models’ leads to local optimization? Why placing such ‘org constructs’ inside ‘standard’ power structures (e.g. Architecture tower, PMO) further worsens the situation, while jeopardizing individual safety?
  • Rebuilding vertical organizational towers horizontally – Why ‘flipping’ conventional functional areas of control (e.g. QA department, BA group, PMO) on their side and calling them ‘Communities of Practice (CoP)”/chapters/guilds, while preserving reporting lines and other conventional dynamics (e.g. still doing individual performance appraisals by community/chapter/guild, leads to negative outcomes) is the same, as “rearranging deck seats on Titanic”?


About the Facilitator

Gene GendelGene Gendel is an organizational design specialist, agile/lean coach and trainer, consultant and adviser to senior leadership. Almost 15 of 20+ years of his professional experience – Gene dedicated to working with companies of various sizes and lines of business, trying to help them improve internal dynamics, organizational structure and becoming a better place to work. Gene engages at all organizational levels: senior- and mid-level management, teams and individuals. In his work, Gene uses various methods, tools and techniques to amplify learning by others and to ensure that people gain autonomy after Gene “coaches himself out of the job”.

Gene is Certified Agile Coach (CAC), by Scrum Alliance – small elite community of Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coaches (CEC). Today, he is the only CEC who resides in NY State. Gene is also one of the co-creators of Team Level Coaching Certifications (CTC) program for Scrum Alliance. MORE

PDUs: 1

Agile Études, PMI SWO December Webinar

Each month in 2020 The Southwest Ohio Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI SWO) is hosting a free webinar. This is ‘solidarity series’ for agilest project managers facing the new normal. Each month, a common agile topic will be addressed, and we will delve deeply into possible practices aligned to the mostly universally acknowledged agile principles and values. The sessions are entirely free to the first 500 registrants. Each session is eligible for one self-reported professional development unit (PDU) towards the PMP or PMI-ACP certification in the Technical category.

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Event Properties

Event Date 12-17-2020 2:00 pm
Event End Date 12-17-2020 2:50 pm
Cut off date 12-17-2020 2:00 pm
Individual Price FREE