DevOps East 2017 Concurrent Session : Sustaining Agility—After the Consultants Leave


Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Sustaining Agility—After the Consultants Leave

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Organizations transitioning to agile often hire external consultants to help them become more agile. However, what tends to happen six months after the consultants leave is that the organization is often left with more—and different—problems than they had before. Susan Lin says this happens because the organization was not set-up to deal with the new challenges. Susan shares the Help Agility Stay framework and shows how you can help your organization grow and sustain agility by applying the three main principles of the framework—create a shared vision of agility, co-create a learning culture around this vision, and identify and grow your network of agile champions. With the Help Agility Stay framework in place, you can sustain and grow the agile practices and mindset you worked hard to establish; build your agile capabilities and coaching competencies internally; and grow a community of thinkers, learners, and agilists who can help you spread agility throughout your organization.

Susan Lin
Enable Agile

An agile coach and practitioner with a creative approach and positive attitude, Susan Lin is founder of Enable Agile, a company focused on helping organizations grow and sustain agility long term after the consultants leave. After spending more than ten years working in change management internationally, she started her agile journey in 2009 as an agile project manager. Since then, Susan has worked with various organizations in change management roles. A CSM, CSP, and a Certified Agile Coach, her passion is to bring the best people together and empower them to collaborate and do what they do best. Follow Susan on Twitter @EnableAgile.