It was New Year’s Eve day and I was sitting in my cube wondering why nothing was really changing in the enterprise organization I had been working in for 8 months. They started an agile transformation around 2008 and I was the second agile consultant brought in to help.
There were a variety of successes on a few teams, but few managers and leaders supported or seemed to care about becoming more agile and I couldn’t figure out why. While sitting there on New Year’s Eve day, in a mostly empty building, I realized Agile had little to do with Agile, and everything to do with change.
I thought there must be a better way to do this and wrote 4 Steps to Agile Transformation on my personal blog. That started me down the path of integrating organizational change management and Agile.