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Agile Kata

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Abstract/Description

According to a study conducted by McKinsey in conjunction with Agile Alliance in 2022, three out of four Agile transformations fail. The number one reason is the lack of cultural change.

Using a waterfall process for a transformation, as many companies do, is the wrong recipe for success. Culture does not come alive in PowerPoint decks or fancy framework illustrations. Culture changes when people change behaviors and do things differently. And those behaviors don’t change overnight.

Enter a different and unique approach — the Agile Kata.

Originating in martial arts, a “Kata” involves deliberate, repetitive practice to master a form. And so the “Agile Kata” is a pattern for driving change by deliberately practicing it until it becomes a new habit.

In this talk, Joe Krebs shares how the Agile Kata is fundamentally different and how you can apply this universal pattern to improve your Agile transformation, reach a higher degree of business Agility, and improve your Agile team processes. It can even be the starting point for introducing any Agile change into your organization.

In this presentation, Joe will focus on the opportunities the Agile Kata presents to Agile teams and Agile coaches.

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