AgileByExample 2018

Angel Medinilla

Ángel Medinilla (Spain, 1973) has 20+ years working experience in the ICT market. On 2007 he started his own Agile Consulting firm. Today, Proyectalis is considered the leading Agile consulting and coaching company in Spain, and one of the most well-known in Europe and Latin America, offering Agile training, consulting and transformation services to a wide spectrum local and worlwide companies. Customers include Ericsson, Vodafone, Electronic Arts, EADS, Oracle, SAP, Cisco, BBVA,  Bancolombia, SURA, EADS, Allianz, Odigeo, Auchan, Hotelbeds, Schibsted, Thomson Reuters, Linde Medical…

He is a regular speaker at Agile conferences in Sweden, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, United States, Ireland, Israel, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Portugal, France, Colombia, Uruguay, Ecuador and, of course, Spain.

He is the author of Agile Management  (Springer) and “Agile Kaizen: Continuous Improvement Far Beyond Retrospectives’ (Springer). He also contributed to Beyond Agile: Stories of Agile Transformations,  (Modus Cooperandi).

He is a Management 3.0 Licensed Trainer, a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4) and a member of both the Scrum Alliance and the Agile Alliance. On 2015 he co-founded Improvement21, whose goal is to bring the continuous improvement habit to all kind of organizations in order to create better cultures, teams, processes and products.

Keynote— From Agile teams to the Agile Organization—Agility beyond software development

Do you remember the time you had to convince software teams to give Scrum a try? Aren't you glad those times are over?

Unfortunately, once teams move forward in their maturity using an Agile mindset and the whole plethora of Agile frameworks and tools, they become frustrated because the organizational container restrains their ability to deliver value and continuously improve. Bossy bosses, bureaucracy, process, audits, policies, you vs. them, project portfolios, budgets... We realize how much is still to be done if we want the whole company to behave as an Agile organization instead of just having Scrum for software teams.

In this talk I'll present the mindset and tools that have allowed us to introduce Agile to all the areas of an international bank at five countries, and the amazing results in pilots like Audit, Human Resources, ATM network, Leasing or Risk Management. We will show how to complement the Agile principles in order to make them attractive to process / service areas (not just product / project), the importance of shifting from a Push to a Pull culture, and our main lessons learned in this exciting journey.