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Monday, August 5 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Transforming a Public Sector Company - From Stone Age to Agile (Ardita Karaj, Jason Little) LIMITED

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Transforming to Agile practices is difficult, perhaps even more so for public sector government organizations. In this session we'll give an experience report for how we brought these practices into a public sector organization with a 280 person IT department (4300 organization wide) and how we're branching out into other public sector organizations as a result. While the initial scope of the internal coaching team was the IT group, we'll show you how we were able to spread influence to other areas of the organization including the PMO, HR, Learning and Performance (L&P) and Change Management departments despite the additional constraints that come along with working in a government organization.

In a year we've been able to migrate the entire 280 person IT group to Agile, added Agile training curriculum to the official leadership program through HR, helped transform the PMO, and develop technical capability to better support delivery of software. We'll show you the progress we've made and the process we used to get there.

Some of the topics we will touch:

* Transformation using Lean Startup – created a home-grown change management method called Lean Change (http://www.leanchange.org)
* Contractors and Internal coaches – The difference in approach and results
* Culture Hacking - How small hacks that run against the 'cultural norms' yielded high gains
* How to change areas where you lack control by establishing relationships
* How we used classic change management tools like ADKAR
* How to manage the managers during a Transformation – including our own
* Our’s bigger! (the Kanban Board off course) - lots of pictures (of boards, change canvases, metrics, games, etc) ,
* What keeps on giving – some areas where a little change goes a long way,
* How a team of coaches can work - and be aligned
* How we branched out of IT and into HR, Learning/Performance groups and got Management 3.0 on the official leadership curriculum
* How we used Innovation Games to help people confused with their

Speakers
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Ardita Karaj

Agile Coach, EPAM Canada
Ardita is a passionate Agile coach, trainer, change agent and consultant in the Toronto area. She brings more than 15 years of software development experience from different commercial and public organizations. Over the past few years her focus has been on process improvement for organizations that are adopting Agile frameworks like Scrum and Kanban. Working with both management and development teams, she is well known for applying Agile and Lean... Read More →
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Jason Little

Agile and Organizational Change Coach, Leanintuit
Jason began his career as a web developer when Cold Fusion roamed the earth. Over the following years, he moved into management, Agile Coaching and consulting. The bumps and bruises collected along the way brought him to the realization that helping organizations adopt Agile practices was less about the practices, and all about change. In 2008 he attended an experiential learning conference about how people experience change and since then... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2013 10:45am - 12:00pm
Bayou D