LCM Podcast EP6 – Are Centralized Change Teams a Good Idea?

The Guiding Coalition - Kotter's 2nd step...but it is an outdated concept in change management or merely executed poorly by organizations? On this week's podcast, I'm joined by enterprise agile coach, Ty Crockett where we debate the pros and cons of centralized change teams.
March 7, 2016
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Last December, Ty Crockett and I were back and forth on Twitter about our experiences with centralized change teams:

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Well, it took a couple of months longer than expected, but we finally had the chance to connect and record the podcast! As with my previous podcasts, if you want to have your say, contact me and you can be on the rebuttal call in a couple of weeks!

Show Notes:

Ty is an enterprise agile coach at Improving (formerly Improving Enterprises) with a background in IT and he’s based in Dallas, Texas. You can find him on Twitter, Linked In and he blogs occasionally at

Topics we tackle:

  • experiences working with centralized Agile transformation teams
  • is the ‘guiding coalition’ an outdated concept?
  • what alternatives exist?
  • how has Kotter’s 2nd step been mis-interpreted

1 Comment

  1. Chris Murman

    Jason I love how I backed my way into this post by commenting on Twitter. It’s kinda how I work my way into everything LOL.


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