Doing Agile Right - a Q&A with Three Bain Partners - May 19
With remote working becoming the new norm, atleast for the foreseeable future. How can Enterprises measure productivity better & how can Agile help? Apart from Velocity, Burn charts and code checkins.
Hi. I’ve been at Bain for 42 years, and I lead our Global Innovation and Agile Practices. I love Agile, but I’m more of an Agile pragmatist than a zealot. I look forward to the discussion.
I keep reading articles on pmo in an agile world (agile PMO)—is their such a thing in your opinion and if so, what does that look like?
Any comments on Dave Thomas's 2015 talk Agile Is Dead? Dave is one of the group responsible for the agile manifesto. The talk can be summarized with "agile is a verb, not a noun" https://youtu.be/a-BOSpxYJ9M
Most challenging Agile implementation/client dynamics/incident/etc you can share from your work? How did you respond?
Hi Sarah, thanks for your time! Can you talk a bit about your experience as a female leader in Agile? I find it to be very male-dominated, which can be intimidating to me sometimes.
Thanks for taking the time! I wasn’t aware that Bain was dabbling so much in tech strategy. More of a meta question, but how large is this practice compared to traditional business strategy?
Hi! I am a partner at Bain and lead Bain's operating model practice. I look forward forward to answering your questions today.
What are your thoughts on Agile and finance institutions? Are there some industries that agile works better for than others?
Do you think companies can effectively implement agile internally? When do your recommend bringing in outside consultants?
When decoupling from legacy technologies, what are some common missteps clients have made and what are some solutions to these missteps.
Hi, everyone. I'm a Bain partner based in Boston, with the firm for nearly 30 years and a founder of our Enterprise Technology practice. For the past decade, I've focused on agile transformation.
Are there cases where you would actually NOT recommend an agile approach to development, both in IT or other functions?