From Values to Action: Using Principles to Transform Organizations
Gail Ferreira

Moving forward with digital transformation requires a set of actionable outcomes based on principles. Multiple models and frameworks embrace principles first, mapping principles to execution. Without creating a strategy and vision for an organization with clear principles, organizations are directionless. Thus, resonant principles need to be established first in order to have a clear set of goals for organizational transformation. In this workshop, guiding principles to lead transformation will be explored, identifying resonant principles that will be relevant for organizational transformation. First, a discussion of principles from Scrum, Agile, Scaled Agile, XP, Modern Agile, Spotify, LeSS and Disciplined Agile will be conducted. A group exercise will be presented to set the vision for an organizational strategy, and the audience will break into teams of 5-9 people. In the first iteration, each team will create a backlog by selecting 3-5 principles that are resonant. In the second iteration, a "North Star", which is the single principle that will guide the organization will be selected. If time allows, a third iteration will be introduced to create Epics and Stories to identify tactical actions for each principle. At the end of the session, the principles will be read out and discussed with the group.

This session will NOT be recorded. Attendance is first come, first serve. 

This session will be delivered on Zoom.

Learning Objectives
- Understand to use a principles based approach to support innovation and change
- Identify relevant principles to support digital transformation and innovation
- Create a principle based backlog to lead a digital transformation
- Identify "North Star" to lead transformation and change
Learning Level
Session Type
strategy, agile leadership, Agile fundamentals, Process