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Agile Software Development: Transforming Your Organization

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn what it takes to pull off an agile transformation in your IT organization. Get specific, practical techniques for successfully adopting and scaling agile in your company.

While numerous modern organizations are trying to transform themselves with agile software development, many don’t stick the landing. What does it take to successfully adopt and scale agile in an IT organization? In this course, Kelley O’Connell shares the essential ingredients to any successful agile transformation, highlighting specific, practical techniques along the way. To begin, she goes over the benefits of agile methods and some of the common problems that organizations encounter when trying to adopt these methods. Next, she explains how to draw in your internal customers, engage your external customers, and assess and prioritize customer requests. Plus, learn how to transform your team from the top down, modify existing IT silos, and leverage metrics to keep tabs on your progress.


  • Ignite your teams with Agile
  • What you should know
1. So You Think You've Transformed
  • Agile promises
  • Agile fault lines
  • What's missing from your transformation?
2. Start with Your Customers
  • Draw in your internal customers
  • Engage your external customers
  • Organize around customer needs
3. Your Portfolio of Work
  • Critically assess your portfolio
  • Portfolio management
4. The Agile Framework
  • It's a mindset
  • Overview of agile methods
5. Transforming Your Team
  • Changing leaders' mindset
  • Top-down versus bottom-up
  • Involving human resources
6. Organizational Structure
  • Start with your teams
  • What it means to scale
  • Selecting the Spotify model
  • Selecting the SAFe model
  • Selecting the LeSS model
7. Technical Excellence
  • Architectural support
  • Unlock DevOps
  • Connect IT silos
8. Measurements and Growth
  • Measure your transformation
  • Team agility
  • Portfolio agility
  • Next steps

Taught by

Kelley O'Connell

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