Our Talk at BCS, Covent Garden: Agile Leadership on a Burning Platform – The Trials & Tribulations of an Agile Transformation

24Apr2019 – London, UK

It was a full house yesterday at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Covent Garden, London, where our team shared the true story of: “Agile Leadership on a Burning Platform – The trials & tribulations of an agile transformation”.

It was case Study for an Agile transformation, imagine the scenario:
– The company has lost 25% in revenue & people.
– The employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS) is down to a record low of 51%.
– The leadership team has failed a previous Agile transformation miserably and could not inspire a positive sustainable change.
– Faced with a survival challenge that could have led to site closure – things needed to transform across the whole organisation.
Xecofy was part of the team that led the transformation and some of the core issues we faced included:
– Top leaders disconnected from delivery teams
– Leadership behaviours challenged to the limits
– Extremely low staff motivation
– Project managers burning out
– Customers unhappy
– Suppliers ready to cancel

With the gravity of the situation at hand – how would you lead change as you try to initiate, transform and sustain the positive mindset and culture?

So we took the audience on a roller coaster ride with a truly epic transformation that nearly failed twice. We shared examples of truly inspirational agile leadership behaviours witnessed during the transformation and also shared practical tips for steering change and see how we achieved:
– A record-breaking eNPS growth to 78% in four months.
– The organization was able to break-even by the 5th month.
– Forecasted 25% predicted growth for the next year.

If you facing similar challenges in your organisation and need help, or if you are already conducting agile transformation and its not working out and need some guidance, please drop us a line at info@xecofy.com or call us +44330 043 0786. We would be happy to help.


SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
Naveed Khawaja – lives and breathes agility & leanness. For the past 17+ years, he has been enabling people from global enterprises to local start-ups in translating strategy to agile & lean execution with an overall aligned and shared vision across the whole organisation.

He is the Director of Agile and Lean Enterprise Transformation, Master Certified Trainer (SAFe-SPC) & Coach for product, project and service teams. Being an advisor, coach and mentor to various international start-ups, SMBs, and to some of the largest global enterprises, Naveed is an expert in strategic culture change, continuous improvement mindset, executive leadership & delivery team collaboration with hands-on practical coaching. Naveed Khawaja’s passion is to help teams find real motivation and valuable productivity while developing future leaders and change catalysts for transforming to a sustainable continuous improvement culture. @morphilibrium / www.xecofy.com

Ali Hasnain – is a Senior Partner in Xecofy and the CEO of DealSmash, a data analytics company. He brings over 19 years of experience in business development, strategy and execution in IT, Telecom, Mobile and Retail industries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to starting his own venture, Ali worked as a consultant with Vodafone UK on their Strategy and Business Development team, where he engaged in the delivery of business-critical, complex multi-million pounds projects and programs. Using his knowledge of the industry, he has spent the last decade playing a vital role in the transformations of various Telecom companies, which include Vodafone, Jazz (Vimplecom’s subsidiary in Pakistan), Alcatel, and Tekelec (acquired by Oracle). @AliHShah / www.xecofy.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *