Using Communities of Practices to Sustain an Agile Transformation Kevin Burke An Agile Coach at Fidelity Investments

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Using Communities of Practices to Sustain an Agile TransformationKevin BurkeAn Agile Coach at Fidelity InvestmentsAdoption Vs. TransformationAdoption: Practices, Tools, Techniques, Ceremonies and Habits... Doing AgileTransformation: Organization Structure, Culture, Mindset ... Being AgileEnvironment changesLeaders, Business PartnersPressureLets skip the Retro were too busyComplacencyInternalization of new best practicesAgile takes workChallenges of Sustaining an Agile TransformationChallenges of Sustaining an Agile TransformationFeeling like imposters

Great for Cracking the Nut of Agile Adoption and being a catalyst for Agile Transformation,Lack of Team CommitmentLack of KnowledgeProductPoliticsPast IssuesObserver effectChallenges of using Coaches to SustainWhat are Communities of Practices?A CoP is a group of people who are active practitioners.The purpose of a CoP, is to provide a way for practitioners to share tips and best practices, ask questions of their colleagues, and provide support for each other.Membership is dependent on expertise - one should have at least some recent experience performing subject area of the CoP.Domain. People organize around domain of knowledge that gives members a sense of joint enterprise and brings them together. Members identify with the domain of knowledge and a joint undertaking that emerges from shared understanding of their situation. Community. People function as a community through relationships of mutual engagement that bind members together into a social entity. They interact regularly and engage in joint activities that build relationship and trust. Practice. It builds capability in its practice by developing a shared repertoire and resources such as tools, documents, routines, vocabulary, symbols, artifacts, etc, that embody the accumulated knowledge of the community. This shared repertoire serves as a foundation for future learning6What Communities of Practices offer?A Scalable ApproachTailored Adoption per Team and allowing an organization to keep consistencyMeasurementIncreased Commitment Change Agents in every team

Why use Communities of Practices to Sustain an Agile TransformationEffective Knowledge ManagementSocialization, Internalization TrainingSupport groupPeer CoachingLeadership communication channels Know Subject Matter ExpertsSkills, Knowledge

Best Practices for a CoPDesign for evolutionInvite different levels of participationCombine familiarity and excitementDevelop both public and private community spacesFocus on valueBest Practices for running a CoPFind Interested PeopleBig Kick OffCommunication PlansLeadership backingNetworking eventsIdentify Focus AreasSub groupsHold people accountable for commitmentsMotivationPurpose, mastery, autonomyClose CoP or reenergiseWhy use Communities of Practices to Sustain an Agile TransformationKnowledge ManagementSocializationInternalization Known Subject Matter ExpertsCollaborationPeersLeadershipStrength in numbers