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Coaching Up to the C-Suite
According to the 2017 State of Agile Survey the #3 cause of agile project failure is “Lack of management support” at 45%. To compound the matter, according to the 2016 State of Agile Survey, the #5 cause of prevention of further agile adoption is “Management support” at 29%. In contrast, the #2 reason for success in scaling agile is “Executive sponsorship” at 48%.
Clearly the executives and C-suite are a key part of a successful agile transformation. As an agile coach or transformation agent it is imperative that you work with the C-suite so that your org can successfully adopt agile.
Learn about the different types of C-suite executives through the use of personas. We will cover 6 persona types in detail.
Alex Sloley is an Agile consultant, specializing in Agile training, Agile coaching, and software development best practices. Alex is a fifteen-year veteran of Microsoft where he acted as a Program Manager, Software Test Engineer, and Software Design Engineer in Test. At Microsoft, he shipped in over ten products, worked with Microsoft Research on multiple high-profile projects, and helped lead his organization into enterprise-level implementation of Scrum. As an Agile consultant, he has led Agile transformation efforts at a variety of clients, spanning industries and incorporating a diverse range of Agile practices.