Why a CXO May Dread Agile Transformation and What They Can Do About It

  Is agile transformation making your life miserable as an executive or member of upper level management? If not, you are a very fortunate person. About 80% of agile transformations fail, and a signatory of the agile manifesto, Alistair Cockburn, has been known to say that he hasn't seen a real, lasting successful agile transformation yet. Agile has been around, going by various names, such as Scrum, eXtreme Programming, or Kanban, for well over 20 years, and thousands of corporations of a variety of sizes have attempted to transform themselves into places where an agile mindset thrives, but to little or no avail. So why should you expect your company to be any different? If you do the same things as the rest of the crowd, you will most likely…
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