Abstract/Description

While there are a couple of proposed approaches on how to implement an Agile setup in an enterprise, there are thousands of controversal opinions about this topic.
Each agile transformation case is unique. Not so much because the problems and challenges companies face in today's complex world are very different, but because company and leadership cultures vary a lot.
So, there is no fixed recipe telling you how to do it. Leadership is an essential success factor.

Based on my own experience being part of transforming and sustaining a several 1000 people R&D organization, that is distributed over many countries on several continents, I have looked at the factors and leadership approaches that make agile setups successful. I also gained a lot of insights from working as a Program Director for the Agile Alliance’s “Supporting Agile Adoption” initiative, connecting to Agile Change leaders from many different companies.
In this talk I will share these experiences and insights. I will – based on real-life stories – explain and demonstrate a Systems Thinking approach and a method that can help you make also your agile approach sustainably successful.

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About the Speaker(s)

Growing up in the 1980s I was a passionate computer game developer during my school and study times. After getting my diploma in Electrical engineering I started at Ericsson in 1994 as aSW developer. From 1996 I worked in project management roles. Since 2000 I am working as a manager, first heading a Project Office, later Systems- and Technology Management and since2009 the Portfolio and Technology Management for Mobile Core. In 2008 I was a key contributor to the agile transition of our organization. I am supporting the enterprise transition to lean and agile by consulting and teaming up with other parts of Ericsson.I am an active speaker at conferences, both Ericsson internal as well as public (Agile 2012, 2013, XP2013, Agile Executive forum, XP2014, Bosnia Agile Day 2014). I am a member of the Agile Alliance and the Program Director of the Agile Alliance's "Supporting Agile Adoption" Program.