The two most important thing for a successful transformation are
1) to clarify what is at stake for you and your organisation in the short term
2) to acknowledge that a perfect plan is not going to work
What you need is a dynamic approach to lead this change in your organisation, based on a vision and a strategy led by a circle of highly aligned individuals.
“you would sell me better with a ready-made approach”, a client told me
I know, a ready made plan is easier to buy. “We’ve seen it before, here’s the plan that hundreds of clients have used before”. But it won’t work.
Since 2011 I approached the science of change management (John Kotter, Jim Collins among others) to help clients that were facing very heavy stake. Here are a couple of examples of this at work
- How a 5 year old Agile program got unstuck through a strategic realignment
- How a national french TV went from digital zero to heroes in 3 years
Reversely, as Agile transformations spreads I’ve witness first hand some pretty ineffective approach, derivatives of the Big Agile Plan: the Big Agile Center approach, the Big Bunch of Coaches approach, The Big Agile KPI approach.
Does this ring a bell? If you are looking for a strategic guidance for your transformation get in touch with me and we will set up a call.
More on my thoughts on Agile transformations at http://giom.blog