Michael Nir

Michael Nir, President Sapir Consulting US, is a team and enterprise agile coach; known for his passion, creativity and innovation; His Masters in Engineering and, training in Gestalt balance his technical know-how with emotional intelligence. Michael inspires people and teams to change, experientially and emotionally, while climbing the hill AND reaching the summit.

The author of twelve books on influence, consumer experience, and Lean Agile project management, Michael delivers practical skills gained from eighteen years of experience leading change at global organizations in diverse industries.

14:10 - 14:55

October 27 Day 1 - Track 2

My Quest for Business Agility – Why do Lean Agile Transformations Fail?

My Quest for Business Agility – Why do lean agile transformations fail
The good bad and ugly of lean agile and DevOps transformations
We often encounter recurring anti patterns as organizations try to adopt agile lean and devops methods:

  • Focusing on resource utilization rather than on flow of value;
  • Teams argue about user stories, pointing systems and tickets;
  • Mangers measure and compare teams based on velocity;
  • No one is validating customer hypothesis for fast feedback.

In the turning point of the software digital age where organizations face a Cambrian extinction - the scientific application of flow, agile, lean, design thinking, lean start up, lean UX, OKRs and DevOps together with high performing teams is crucial to business survival.
Let’s Explore together the essentials of successful lean agile and DevOps change initiatives – we’ll find surprising truths about what makes and breaks agile changes in organizations.

  • Learn how to keep the approach simple - Digital transformation must be simple - Team agility without organizational cadence, flow and continuous focus on DevOps and technical excellence is a wasted effort;
  • Identify the scaling patterns for your organization - Scaling agility can be SAFe but often isn’t because we’re not solving for the right business problem – scaling is about emergence of failures;
  • Explain #Soakability for leading change - A Culture of change lead outside-in, fails to deliver results; Success hinges on soak-ability, daily improvement that’s truly continuous

Allow me to share Anchors of Simplicity, Mainstays of Scalability, Tell-tale Signs of Soakability, a journey across continents, numerous clients and many industries on a quest for business agility.