An Agıle IT Transformatıon Journey: Experıences from a C-Level Perspectıve
Over the past decade, agile has been increasingly put into practice at different scales. However, at the same time it has been increasingly complex to apply those four simple principles in practice as we apply them in larger and larger organizations. This is an experience sharing talk distilled from the agile IT transformation journey of one of the largest banks in Turkey. The talk starts with the initial context for the transformation, investigates internal and external factors that have nurtured the transformation, and describes the phases of the transformation. It ends with the discussion of the challenges, the quick wins, the fallbacks, and the lessons learned from a C-level perspective! There is no question that business agility is mandatory to win the competition and it requires both technical agility and organization agility. However, the question is how to trigger and activate the “agile genes” throughout the enterprise.