From chaos to collaboration: Inviting leaders to adopt Kanban

Launching the Kanban Method at global scale with great results in just one year

Agile adoptions are failing at a higher rate than ever. Industry reports say that cultural change is a major impediment for new ways of working to be accepted.  Many consulting organizations are mandating and pushing bad practices on people instead of meeting stakeholders where they are at.

As leaders of a global enterprise agile coaching team, we were responsible for a roll out strategy to train and coach a large enterprise infrastructure and operations group and help them adopt a new way of working.

In a little over a year, our coaching team launched 200 agile teams in 18 countries and 105 locations. We successfully championed and executed the use of the Kanban Method for 75 teams where the nature of the work was on-demand and transactional in nature.

Now we will share our experiences: inviting leadership to consider another approach; defining the rollout strategy; launching the teams; organizing an engaged community of practice; and creating a safe space where experiments, learning, and innovation could grow.

Hear how the teams achieved outcomes focused on eliminating manual handoffs and dependencies, improving cycle and lead times, and drastically reducing demand, while creating a sustainable and enjoyable flow of work.

TAGS  culture, scale, distributed, STATIK

Tim Stadinski, AKT

Tim Stadinski is an agile leader with 24 years of digital entrepreneurial experience partnering with leaders at all levels to increase engagement focused on cultural agility and continuous improvement in organizations. He started his career as a software engineer and system architect working for startups in the 90’s during the dotcom boom and was inspecting and adapting before we called it agile. He has diverse experience in Startups, Automotive, Renewable Energy, Insurance, Music, Publishing, Environmental, Education, Sports, Healthcare, Human Capital Management, Finance, and Internet markets. For the past 10 years, he has been working as an agile coach & trainer as an enthusiastic change agent that thrives in environments of ambiguity and uncertainty and passionately believe in a pragmatic, methodology agnostic, learn-by-doing invitational approach to sustain continuous learning and improvement in organizations.

Sesha Srinivas

Sesha Srinivas has 18 years of experience in IT including development, Business Analysis, Project and Product Management skills and certifications. Sesha, an evangelist for Lean-Agile thinking strongly believe that Agile transformations rock! when Lean-Agile values and principles form the basis of transformation. His work experience scales across various domains like Education, Pharmaceuticals, Finance, Manufacturing and Airlines. He is a strong believer in meeting the teams and organizations where they are and together walk thru the continuing success of the transformation by assisting the teams as a Trainer, Mentor, Facilitator and Coach. He has trained over 50+ teams in various frameworks with Lean-Agile values and principles as core competencies of the training.