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.