Forget about Agile Transformations - Angel Diaz Maroto Alvarez

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Agile Prague
Angel Diaz Maroto Alvarez

Agile is no longer a set of software development methods used by a bunch of innovators. Nowadays Agile is arguably the most popular and successful product development strategy. Therefore many organisations decided to start their “Agile transformation” to become a different organisation that is able to operate in a new business paradigm….. Or not?

Is it possible to transform an organisation? Is it viable to influence the culture, structure and processes in an organization to successfully operate as an entirely different entity? Is a transformation needed to succeed in business?

I will use Complexity thinking and Cynefin in practice to answer this questions from an experimental perspective. By making sense of the different business contexts, and understanding what are the more suitable practices for each context you will be able to understand when Agility makes sense and how to make business Agility happen.

In this talk I’ll share my thoughts about Agile transformations: why this is becoming important in this moment of history, why Agile emerges in the software industry, how is agile connected to the 21st century customer, how Agile addresses the need of continuous innovation and why the concept of “Agile Transformation” can be an stopper for organisations to achieve a real growth.

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Angel Diaz Maroto Alvarez | CST® (Certified Scrum Trainer), CEC® (Certified Enterprise Coach), CALE® (Certified Agile Leadership Educator)[edit | edit source]

Angel is a very energetic Agile coach who truly enjoys challenges. Putting in place Lean and Agile concepts and practices in very complex environments is his specialty and passion. As as an Agile coach, trainer, and mentor, he’s supported several multinational organizations in their Agile journeys in the last 10 years.

During his 18+ years of experience in IT Angel has worked in various roles: Agile coach, R&D manager, software developer, software architect, ScrumMaster, and trainer.

Angel is recognized worldwide as an expert in Agile and Scrum and he holds the three highest level certifications in the field: CST (Certified Scrum Trainer), CEC (Certified Enterprise Coach) and CAL Educator (Certified Agile Leadership Educator) by the Scrum Alliance. Additionally, is a co-active coach and specialist in team coaching and systemic leadership, and Management 3.0 licensed trainer.

Additionally, he teaches video game production at ESNE (University of Design, Innovation and technology) and Design Thinking at LaSalle University. Angel is also a frequent speaker having participated in more than 50 international conferences and Agile events in Europe, Asia and the Americas.