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An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide This book provides a set of essential thinking tools for understanding Agile adoption and transformation how they differ and what you need to know to avoid being another statistic in the Ways an Agile Coach Can Boost Your Agile Adoption The Agile coach One of the major differences between the companies that are seeing the benefits of Agile, and those that are not, is often ones that have invested in having an Agile coach or equivalent as part of the adoption plan. Key Differences Between Agile Adoption Agile Statistics on Agile Adoption A popular annual report on Agile from Version One cites barriers to further adoption , reasons for adopting agile and benefits of agile adoption All of these refer to Agile adoption and provide some insights for others who are in the process or contemplating agile adoption. An Agile Adoption And Transformation Survival Guide An Agile Adoption And Transformation Survival Guide Michael Sahota on FREE shipping on qualifying offers This book provides a set of essential thinking tools for understanding Agile adoption and transformation how they differ and what you need to know to avoid being another statistic in the widespread adoption failure In particular An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide by Jul , To ask other readers questions about An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide, please sign up Be the first to ask a question about An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide Disclaimer Michael is an Agile coach colleague and friend that I ve known since Agile Coach Camp I Shu Ha Ri An Agile Adoption Pattern SolutionsIQ Shu Ha Ri An Agile Adoption Pattern Facebook Tweet Buffer Pin Email Print LinkedIn Shu Ha Ri is something I was introduced to a few years ago and at first it seemed a bit of a stretch for me to apply it as an agile adoption pattern or to even just the idea of learning something new. Agile Adoption Roadmap AgileConnection Approaching an Agile Adoption The focus of this article is to help the reader understand some practical steps in getting Agile up and running successfully by a product team The goal is not to say that this is the definitive list, but to give those that are planning to adopt Agile some key areas to focus on in their Agile adoption journey. reasons for an agile adoption Softed Companies adopt agile for any number of reasons, usually stemming from a dissatisfaction with how things are currently working and a desire to improve Most are struggling with the reality of ever changing environments, customer needs, technological advancements and competitor pressure. How Amica Reshaped Its IT Processes An Agile Adoption How Amica Reshaped Its IT Processes An Agile Adoption Case Study Posted December , by Andy Nemtzow Andy Nemtzow Rhode Island based Amica Insurance provides auto, home and life insurance nationwide and employs than , people in offices across the U.S Amica was looking to upgrade its web and mobile applications. Agile Adoption Tech at GSA Agile adoption begins with a top down approach it must be fully supported by the entire organization While it can be challenging, there are best practices that can serve as a guide throughout transition.


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  • Paul Boos
    2018-10-31 13:19

    Disclaimer: Michael is an Agile coach colleague and friend that I've known since Agile Coach Camp 2010.I had downloaded the free PDF and started reading it; Michael then gave me a paper copy at a retreat we both attended prior to Agile Coach Camp 2012. I really enjoyed this concise book; it's best quality is it helps you get a feel of the cultural changes you will be making as you approach Agile change. he makes the distinction in this change: adoption is merely trying to put practices in place and transformation is changing mindsets. The hypothesis is that the latter achieves the high benefits of agility, while the former only has small marginal returns. The latter is cultural change; the former is getting a few practices in place and missing synergies between business units, teams, and even the practices themselves. My observations agree with this view, but Michael's presentation if it deepened my understanding in how to approach this transformation.An immensely helpful part of the book is the parts it references for more in depth reading rather than inflating the book size by repeating that content. I personally appreciate this immensely as for areas I already understood, I didn't have to read through it to dig out the nuggets of wisdom Michael was putting forth. His book approach made then explicit. I highly recommend this book to all Agile coaches or others interested in organizational transformation (with an IT bias).

  • Henrik Berglund Berglund
    2018-10-19 18:22

    In just 80 pages Michael presents his take on agile transformations and adoptions and the current state of those in our industry.I like many things about this book:Most importantly, I think he may have done our industry a great favor! Writing about the complexity of this issue in a short and very accessible way may be one step for many towards moving out of "Unconscious incompetence" on this subject.For me, his approach using organizational culture and Schein's model as the primary indicator of what might work in a specific case was interesting. Since culture is often cited as an impediment to agile transformations, this sounds like an important perspective.Also, coverage of other tools will serve as a teaser and enlightenment for aspiring change agents, showing the complexity of it all and accelerating their journey towards being able to assist their organizations effectively.And the end of the book is awesome. It contains alternate opinions from some people. Directly commenting on both core and minor ideas in Michael's book. It this section he certainly leads by example, personifying the quest for learning, communicating and being open to alternate interpretations of reality. This is the sort of behavior that we would like to see in transformed "agile" organizations. I cannot remember seeing this in an "agile" book before though... Nice work Michael!One minor point I seem to think differently about is the use of inspect and adapt as enterprise transition strategy. It seems Michael see's the enterprise transition backlog as a static list, "the requirements" to implemented. Thus he concludes this can only be used for simple cases. A correct inference based on that assumption. However, using a backlog this way is not in the spirit of Scrum nor agile. Having a dynamic list of issues to investigate or assumptions to validate and from time to time refocusing efforts by following these up and aligning the updated list with the goals of the transformation would be very compatible with complexity in my view. All in all, thanks for a great and very important book Michael.

  • Craig
    2018-11-08 12:17

    This afternoon I read Michael Sahota's book An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working With Organizational Culture (which you can download for free from InfoQ.)It's short and I read through it in about an hour. In it Michael addresses the context teams at work operate in; organisational culture. The premise is that agile adoptions are a dead end unless you tap into the cultural context. There is an opening discussion that addresses the Do Agile v Be Agile paradigm, acknowledging the agile community discussions which have gone before, and then settling in with the fundamental premise of the book; most people want to do agile and don't want to be agile.Culture change is hard, and often those in power don't want to pay the cost. Often in fact, it isn't needed. And when your client only wants agile practices you get a whole range of options to play with that are useful, valuable, and worthy. But not as hard.Michael applies a model which looks at culture across two dimensions; people v company orientation and reality v possibility orientation. By understanding where you client is, you are better able to talk about where they want to go. Even better, you have Kanban and Software Craftmanship to address cultures that aren't ready to adopt an agile spirit.I am familiar with culture change programs, and with working in a team culture in conflict with organisational culture, and I don't think culture change is impossible. I do think it takes a concerted effort though, and you'll need to try a few things out before you really find the right path.Michael seems to come to the conclusion that usually it's a waste of time to try to shift culture, but practices that suit the dominant culture can be found, and applied in useful ways. I'm not sold on this, but I understand it, so to that end, I find this book a step on a communal journey rather than a final statement on culture change for agile teams and consultants.It is easy to read, the ideas are presented in simple and accessible ways, and it is a very worthy topic. If you are in the business of change at any scale I highly recommend you invest a few mouse clicks and some reading time.

  • Damir Prusac
    2018-10-23 19:18

    Concise and illustrative. Through few models, like Schneider's cultural model Michael explains the agile culture belonging to the areas of collaboration and cultivation. He further describes how to build a shield or organizational adapters towards the rest (hostile) of organization. Warmly recommended reading!

  • Alaeddin Hallak
    2018-11-09 14:19

    Although I'm no change agent for agile methods, this book does tell a cautionary tale about what it takes to really transform to agile, or adopt some of its practices depending on the current organization culture. Liked how brief and to the point the book was. Disliked some of the hand drawn diagrams which were a bit too hard to read and comprehend.

  • Mario Lucero
    2018-10-19 12:07

    During this book you would realise what is the number one issue with Agile fail in adopting or transforming.Michael shows different tools to help with transforming companies to Agile.I strongly recommend to read this book.

  • Vitor Q
    2018-11-02 16:10

    Very useful to start thinking beyond the agile adoption/transformation mindset "We are damn right and you will have to accept our suggestions because we are cool and agile".

  • Pete
    2018-11-13 12:09

    Very good thoughts and explanations. This short, compact book is helping me a lot with my current situation in my company.

  • Javier
    2018-10-15 17:06

    Great book to make you think about context and culture in order to select any tool, framework or method for a team and product.

  • Alex Shevchuk
    2018-10-19 15:12

    Great mini-book! Must read for an agile coach, scrum master or any manager supporting change.

  • Radu Davidescu
    2018-11-02 19:01

    Useful aggregation book, easy to read with clear references.