Follow the Safety: Why Your Last Major Transformation Actually Sucked

  • Nintex 10800 NE 8th Street, Suite 400 Bellevue, WA 98004 United States

Presented by Arlo Belshee

Some agile teams become self-directed powerhouses gaining 1000% productivity gains. Others see a modest 20% improvement. Some lean transformations create a self-sustaining learning organization. Others remove a key waste and peter out.

From the outside, it looks like the same thing was tried with different results. The only conclusion is that these methods work in some contexts and not in others.

In truth, very different methods were applied.

The key difference has to do with the structuring of feedback, power, decisions, and trust in the organization. There are common patterns, each producing a consistent result. The key to seeing these patterns is to observe personal safety. Follow the safety as it flows around the team and you will see entirely different structures in play. Understanding these structures will allow you to make subtle changes in how you practice your practices and gain transformative results.

If you recently did an agile transformation and saw a mere doubling of your team's effectiveness, come to this talk. Learn to see the other 5x that you left on the table!

Earlier Event: October 7
Making SAFe Lean
Later Event: January 6
Software Project Survival: Revisited