Transformation Wars - thriving or just surviving?

Mar 1, 2022 · Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Crawfurd Hill will be talking with us this month

Experiences of Agile’s tall poppy syndrome

Over the last ten years, Agile’s role in organisational transformation has had what my former school head would have described as “a mixed and turbulent time” with more hope than expectation that something good will come out of it.
Over the last five years, I’ve had the pleasure and pain to come across every type of social and psychological type in my own Agile transformation journey in government, defence, banks, telcos, insurance and, well, a cigarette company. It’s been varied, alternating from the excruciating to the exhilarating.
In an interactive journey, we will explore what has worked and what has definitely not. We’ll look at the drivers and enablers that make success that little bit more likely. And we’ll explore some of the big mistakes that can make it fail, including what can make the role of Agile change agent fail as well.
As an outcome, we’ll explore your own experiences, and what we might learn to make the lean, Agile and - given we’re exploring the post-Agile world with DevSecOps - more successful - and less painful for us as exponents.


And here's Crawfurd's bio:
Old enough to remember Compuserve and programming in Basic, young enough to enjoy working DevSecOps teams that release twice or more times a day. Have headed up international PMOs, helping with bringing agility to the MoD and HMRC, and digital innovation to the likes of Coop Insurance. Currently an associate of Equal Experts, Sullivan & Stanley and Equator. Latest work is as agile transformation & delivery lead for Informa plc. Father of four (which is an Agile qualification in itself), mad keen skier and mountain biker.

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    Started in June 2013, Lean Agile Edinburgh is an informal and social monthly meetup to discuss and share all things agile, lean, kanban, scrum, etc. At most meetups we have talks, workshops/activities or Lean-Coffee discussion sessions. If you would like to do a talk, host a workshop/activity, or any other idea, please get in touch. Twitter: @LeanAgileEDI Old website: (June 2013 - Feb 2015)

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