Join Kelley O'Connell for an in-depth discussion in this video Sponsoring agile, part of Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile Project Management.
- A transformation to Agile can be very complicated.…To take this on without the right leader is not…going to lead to success.…You're going to need what we call a sponsor.…The sponsor acts like the captain of your ship.…He or she is defining the destination and ensuring…the ship is on the right course.…The sponsor is a role that's critical to the success…of the team and the overall transformation.…The sponsor needs to keep the executive team…up to date on a regular basis.…
That means the updates are not relegated to…the weekly staff meetings.…It means that the sponsor is doing regular…touch points or walkabouts where they're…sharing informally with their peers.…How do you find the right sponsor in your company?…Well, take a look at your executive team.…There's usually one executive that's involved in…several of the most important projects for the company.…This person is very approachable among their…peers, and they work hard to maintain…those relationships.…
This would be a great executive to sponsor your pilot.…
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- Making the agile paradigm shift
- Testing agile practices
- Obtaining support
- Building the team
- Planning basics
- Sprint planning and execution
- Expanding the pilot