Agile event @ major swedish bank

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Yesterday I spent a very inspiring day with a big swedish bank, doing agile intros with 1200 people. We had developers, designers, testers, C-level execs, project leads, pretty much every role represented. The CEO opened with words about why they are determined to go all-out agile, and we had a speaker from another even bigger company describe their ongoing agile journey and amazing results so far. Very interesting. And best of all – no roadmap or other fake attempts at pretending that we know what the journey is going to look like. It was clear that this is a bumpy ride and that change will have to evolve gradually from bottom as well as from top.

I can’t think of a better way to fuel an ongoing transitioning effort!  I’m doing similar events with several other major banks, looks like the whole Swedish bank sector is jumping on to the agile train this year. 

Anyway, here are the slides (and the original PPTX). This is actually a major revamp of all my previous material and it worked out really well! Thanks for all the great feedback. Some sample slides below.


  • 1
    Peter Zurkirchen
    2013-08-21 - 08:08 | Permalink

    Hello Henrik

    The slides are just great! I’m always glad to read your articles, books or posts because you have the talent to explain something difficult in a comprehensible and well-presented manner. Thanks a lot. Peter

  • 2
    2013-08-21 - 13:40 | Permalink

    Good slides, I really like the simplicity of some of them to explain basic concepts about agile.

    good job!!!


  • 3
    Alexey Pikulev
    2013-08-22 - 13:01 | Permalink

    Greate slides! I think it was amazing day for all.


  • 4
    2013-08-22 - 17:24 | Permalink

    Hi Henrik,

    Best slides ever!

    On slide 81 you have “game team 1”, “game team 2” and “game team 2” (again).
    I guess you meant “game team 1″,”game team 2” and “game team 3”.

    Congrats for your excelent cotnribution to the agile community. 🙂


  • 5
    2013-09-04 - 11:33 | Permalink

    Awesome presentation!

  • 6
    Victor Volle
    2013-09-04 - 12:49 | Permalink

    I find it awesome that you make your slides public (CC-BY) and even offer hints for their usage (fonts etc.)

  • 7
    2013-09-11 - 16:57 | Permalink

    I’d love to see a video of you presenting this, has one been recorded?

  • 9
    Gokce Mutlu
    2013-10-30 - 13:57 | Permalink

    I came across your blog and was interested in checking out your slides. While doing that, I saw you put a quote from Charles Darwin; “It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” and I really liked it. I searched the quote in Google and found out that it wasn’t actually said or written by Darwin. You may want to change that part of the slide.

    • 10
      2013-10-30 - 15:19 | Permalink

      Thanks for pointing it out! Someone else told me earlier, so lately I’ve changed that slide to say “famous Darwin misquote” 🙂

  • 11
    2014-06-14 - 11:18 | Permalink

    Nice one Henrik!

    Thanks for sharing about the event, the Agile trend at Swedish banks, and of course the great slides.

    How has the Agile adoption amongst Swedish banks developed since this event?

  • 13
    2014-08-27 - 19:50 | Permalink

    Hi henrik,
    Just amazin slides, thank you for public sharing…
    I realy love slides #59 & #62 🙂


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