Abstract/Description

Introducing Agile on team level is a quite well solved challenge. However, “scaling” agile on enterprise level is hard: there are a couple of proposed approaches and thousands of opinions about them. What advice to listen to?
Many (if not all) organizations struggle with the enterprise transition challenge. The reason is that - though there are very similar practical challenges in different companies - the company and leadership cultures vary a lot. Due to that, what works for one organization, likely will not exactly work for another.

In this talk we will look at how you can identify your approach to your enterprise transition towards Agile. We will also look at some approaches that have worked in several companies and thus might be good for you to look at or try out. And I will share some common pitfalls and challenges and how to deal with them.

During the talk I will share my own experiences from the agile transition of the company I am working at (>20000 people in R&D) and the insights I got from working as a Program Director for the Agile Alliance’s “Supporting Agile Adoption” initiative, connecting to Agile Change leaders from many different companies.

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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.