You probably have heard it all about the many Agile successes there are or perhaps those that have nearly failed and are back on track. The Agile journey is one that requires leadership in a wide range of circumstances, especially in new, changing, and ambiguous situations. Agile transformations at large enterprises are challenging to say the least! Many start as a grassroots movement for all of the “right” Agile reasons: to accelerate time-to-market, provide early visibility, incorporate changing requirements with lower cost of change, and more.
Things get complicated when some groups seize the opportunity while others revolt. Enterprise Agile Transformation is very difficult. At American Express, we are continuously evolving, gaining insights, and learning to close the gap between our Agile framework and people’s behavioral changes. Learn about our challenges and frustrations as we guide our organization toward behaviors that don't stand in the way of seizing upon opportunities outside of the box.