That's why this course is the first in a four-part series on enterprise agile. In this course, Doug Rose helps you lay the groundwork you'll need to make this radical organizational change. First, learn how to identify your organization's culture. There are many different types of organizational cultures, and each one presents its own set of challenges. Then, see different approaches to making a widespread organizational change. Finally, learn about the common challenges that almost all organizations face when starting enterprise agile.
- Recognize what must be in place before implementing a framework.
- Identify a simple strategy for implementing organizational change.
- Name the culture type that pushes for certainty and depends upon hierarchy.
- Recall what occurs in a competence culture.
- Explain organizational culture and describe how it relates to an agile transformation.
- Define the fearless change approach.
- List the eight steps in Kotter’s 8-Step approach.
Skill Level Intermediate
- Most companies that build software are trying to embrace a more agile mindset. That's because agile teams develop software more frequently and often at a higher quality. In fact, many of these teams have been so successful that executives want to upsize their agile to work on enterprise level products. An enterprise product has to coordinate many more groups across several departments. So now you have agile team practices that have worked well in small groups being upsized to dozens of teams across the organization.
This course is about taking the first step in scaling agile to work with your enterprise level products. You'll see how enterprise agile is really an organizational culture change. You need to better understand your culture and then come up with a strategy to make big changes. Before you start this course, you'll want to be comfortable with agile team practices. You may want to watch my Agile at Work series. Or some of the other great courses by Bob McKannon, Kelly O'Connell, and Angela Wick.
These courses will give you a foundation in team agile that you'll need to scale up to enterprise level products. Enterprise agile impacts the whole organization. So this course is designed for managers, business analysts, software developers, product owners, and scrum masters. Each of these groups will see how their role fits into a larger agile enterprise. There's a lot of ground to cover in enterprise agile. That's why your first step is identifying and making big changes to your organization's culture.