How to Survive & Thrive in Tech Leadership Through Agile Transformation • Sean Langton • YOW! 2018

Learn how to navigate the challenges of Agile transformations and emerge as a successful tech leader. Discover the importance of resilience, transparency, and common sense in driving organizational change.

Key takeaways
  • Agile is a tool and a method to achieve an end goal, not the end goal itself.

  • Agile transformations require resilience and the ability to cope with a “shit storm” of problems.

  • Transparency and visibility are key to successful Agile transformations.

  • Governance should be designed for purpose, not just because it’s the way it’s always been done.

  • Agile coaching should focus on mindset and leadership, not just on methods and ceremonies.

  • Enterprise Agile transformations require a consistent operating rhythm across the organization.

  • Agile ceremonies are not a signifier of a great high-performing team.

  • Sunlight is the best medicine for organizational problems.

  • Common sense should be championed as a first-class principle in Agile transformations.

  • **Agile transformations can be a cult-like mentality, and it’s important to recognize and fight against this.