Abstract/Description

As many organizations are adopting more agile and scaling it, a key question is emerging … how sustainable is agile in our organizations – especially at an Enterprise level? From my experience of leading Agile Transformations in three Fortune 100 companies (over 2000 people per transformation), the sustainability of Agile is deeply linked to how the organization “transforms” to agile. We know that transforming an organization to become more agile requires more than just process change. Rather, it requires a complete culture shift. How to affect that culture shift, and make it sustainable, is the key question we will discuss in the session.

We will present two different common transformation approaches (organizational-led and process-led) and then describe a hybrid version called culture-led transformation that is the power of “Keystone habits” to set off a chain of internal events, paving the way for the organization to form other habits, and eventually transform completely. After explaining what Keystone Habits are and their power, I talk about 4 suggested keystone habits (from my experience) that can truly transform an organization.

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About the Speaker(s)

Ahmed Sidky, Ph.D. (also know as Dr. Agile because of his doctorate in Agile Transformation) is the Head of Development Management at Riot Games where he leads a team of 70 internal agile coaches and delivery leaders. Ahmed is a well-known thought-leader in the Agile community and is currently serving as the President of the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile.com) – an independent accreditation and certification body focused on advancing the state of Agile learning. Throughout his career, Ahmed has led a number of Fortune 100 companies through large-scale agile transformations using his culture-led transformation approach, which focuses on changing and introducing organizational habits critical to sustaining agility. He is the co-author of “Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World”, and is a seasoned speaker who has made several keynote appearances worldwide speaking on topics like, the agile mindset, how to create lean high performing habits within teams, and how to transform organization in a manner that achieves sustainable organizational agility.