The story of extending the principles of Agile to the organization as a whole as I discussed in my article Digital Transformation Requires Enterprisewide Agile Transformation earlier this year is so powerful, I decided to run two workshops on the subject.
I presented the first workshop at no-code vendor kintone’s inaugural Connect conference in San Francisco, then headed to Orlando for Rising Media’s Building Business Capability (BBC) conference, where I ran a longer version of the same workshop entitled Agile Digital Transformation.
You can imagine my surprise, therefore, when one of the keynoters at kintone Connect presented a powerful story of transformation that aligned with mine – although he didn’t begin his story with software as I do.
The reception to my workshop at BBC, however, was quite different. While most of the audience appreciated the value and significance of Agile transformation, one of the conference luminaries thought the approach was naïve.
What, then, is the real story of Agile transformation? Is it naïve, or the inevitable organizational model for the Digital Age?
Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, kintone and Rising Media are Intellyx customers, and both paid for Jason Bloomberg’s travel to their respective conferences, a standard industry practice. None of the other organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers.