Women represent 10% of the organisation's workforce and 3.9% of women are in the most senior levels. This presentation is to discuss the lessons we have learned as female leaders responsible for guiding the world's largest military Agile Transformation.
There is a strong chain of command in any military organisation which presents challenges to the typical Agile Transformation strategies. These strategies encourage the organisation to reduce hierarchy, empower lower level decision making, and to form cross-functional structures.
In order to secure funding and prioritisation of the transformation efforts the Agile Center of Excellence spent a year and a half building an evidence based foundation. This presentation will cover topics related to measuring and communicating success.
As the Transformation efforts have grown and expanded, we have had to solidify a Center of Excellence approach and Transformation strategy that allows us to share a unified approach across a variety of customers. This presentation will cover the steps we took to create a mission, roadmap, cadence, skills composition, and shared lexicon. These steps have helped us form a self-sustaining Center of Excellence.
The CoE was challenged to create an Enduring Model that doesn't rely on external consultants. This has inspired the CoE to create new dedicated roles and integrate Agile training and coaching responsibilities into the existing structure.
The CoE used Agile Communication Campaigns to build rapport and create momentum using a lexicon that the military service members and civil servants can embrace and understand.