How about Shaping Your Agile Adoption Path?

  • Apr 25, 2012 · 5:45 PM
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Are you planning to adopt agile at your company? Is your current adoption running into problems? Considering your company's culture when introducing Agile into your organization allows you to tailor your approach. Going even further, it's important to understand the people in your organization, how they react to change and what role they take in creating and changing your organization's culture. This experiential and discussion based session gives participants the opportunity to learn how to recognize their organization's culture, and perhaps more importantly, recognize how to manage objections based on personality types of the people who may appear to be resisting the change.

Don Gray’s goal to answer “What is the earliest indicator for a project’s status?” has led him to focus on such diverse topics as communication, personality types, team styles, systems thinking and human systems dynamics. Since 1984 his client base has ranged from small startups to Fortune 50 in size. Don’s varied interests and client experience provides a platform for helping clients introduce and work through change as they transition to agile development practices. Working primarily as an Agile Coach he also conducts workshops on accelerating agile practices, personality type, and retrospectives. Don occasionally writes articles that can be found in STQE, Better Software and on StickyMinds. His blog can be found at Don helped create and co-Hosts the AYE Conference. He will present a related session with Jason Little ([masked]) at Agile2012.

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  • don g.

    Thank you again for the opportunity to share. I have two changes to make for the next time I present this.

    May 4, 2012

  • don g.

    I uploaded pics of the mission statements. Each mission statement reflected the group's values. Agile isn't about a single group. It's about getting all the groups working together. We have a preferred group. It helps us share ideas when we understand the other groups and can "speak their language".

    May 4, 2012

  • don g.

    I uploaded the slide deck. I mentioned an article by Michael Sahota in Methods and Tools. You can get the pdf file here:

    I plan to upload pictures of the flip charts created before end of this week.

    May 1, 2012

  • Jignesh Subhash Chandra J.

    Great approach and awesome exercise. Loved it!

    April 27, 2012

  • James C.

    This was disappointing. The concepts discussed last night did not pertain to SCRUM and I've heard similar "personality" theories in Situational Leadership classes. My expectation was we would have discussed Agile topics and maybe worked on "real world" challenges some of the attendees are having with implementing Agile.

    April 26, 2012

  • Brian B.

    Excellent presentation.

    April 26, 2012

  • David M.

    I didn't feel it had anything to do with shaping an agile adoption path. It was interesting - but not at all what I expected.

    April 26, 2012

  • Ken 'classmaker' R.

    Seven stars (+/-2) for an engaging and informative learning experience! Welcome back again, Don! We'll be looking forward to your next visit, so we can learn "the rest of the story" ;-) Cheers!

    April 26, 2012

  • don g.

    Once again I had a tremendous time at Atlanta-Scrum. I appreciate you for letting me come, share ideas and learn. - Don

    1 · April 26, 2012

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