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I would like to bring a little Agile to a classical PMO framework, making it a Hybrid one. The company is full of regulations and resistent to changes. What should be the first steps to do this transformation?
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Are you attending Congress 2019 in Philadelphia, Wendel? If so, there will be a presentation on just that topic,
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1 reply by Wendel Schiavo
Aug 29, 2019 6:34 PM
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Hi Stéphane, unfortunatelly, I won't be able to go this year. But thanks for the suggestion.
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I don't know if this is the first step, but one of the things you'll need to do early is find out what kind of support you have. It sounds like you might be creating an "agile bubble," so you'll need to find out how protected that bubble will be. Will your PMO protect it? The VP? Are you on your own?

You'll also, eventually, need to figure out how you're going to translate your agile team's work metrics into something acceptable to those outside that bubble. You can get pretty creative with that, but it'll depend on how high up that translation needs to be made.
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1 reply by Wendel Schiavo
Aug 29, 2019 6:32 PM
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Hi Wade, thanks for your comment. Actually, I can strongly count on the General Manager, not sure about the VP, but I am quite sure he would Support it too.

What really concerns me is the Team. In the last two years I started to develop some "arms" for the PMO, selecting, training, and empowering some new leaders in some projects and this spreading was very hard to be implemented.

And the other concern is about the regulations. All Procedures must follow some minimum requirements from Regulatory affairs and I know the agile could be adapted to this procedures, but the resistance from the responsible for this area is really huge.

I am sure it will be chalenging but I am really looking forward to suggest that to the GM.

Thanks again.

Wendel
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Aug 29, 2019 4:17 PM
Replying to Wade Harshman
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I don't know if this is the first step, but one of the things you'll need to do early is find out what kind of support you have. It sounds like you might be creating an "agile bubble," so you'll need to find out how protected that bubble will be. Will your PMO protect it? The VP? Are you on your own?

You'll also, eventually, need to figure out how you're going to translate your agile team's work metrics into something acceptable to those outside that bubble. You can get pretty creative with that, but it'll depend on how high up that translation needs to be made.
Hi Wade, thanks for your comment. Actually, I can strongly count on the General Manager, not sure about the VP, but I am quite sure he would Support it too.

What really concerns me is the Team. In the last two years I started to develop some "arms" for the PMO, selecting, training, and empowering some new leaders in some projects and this spreading was very hard to be implemented.

And the other concern is about the regulations. All Procedures must follow some minimum requirements from Regulatory affairs and I know the agile could be adapted to this procedures, but the resistance from the responsible for this area is really huge.

I am sure it will be chalenging but I am really looking forward to suggest that to the GM.

Thanks again.

Wendel
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Aug 29, 2019 3:13 PM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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Are you attending Congress 2019 in Philadelphia, Wendel? If so, there will be a presentation on just that topic,
Hi Stéphane, unfortunatelly, I won't be able to go this year. But thanks for the suggestion.
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There is also talk of introducing Agile and even PRINCE2 within our very traditional PM organization. I'm a little skeptical, but I also don't know much about these two approaches. Interested in hearing what others have to say.
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Wendel -

the first step will be to get strong leadership commitment to the change and ensure they know what agile is and isn't...

Kiron
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I think you have already known the root cause, that is "The company is full of regulations". Regulations put the roadblocks on the way your team practice agile. I do not know which types of products, services your company is providing but some industries, based on gov regulations, require the project must strictly follow predefined procedures; so I think you should firstly analyze the regulations to find out why they are required? which regulations are the main causes to the problem? anythings that can be improved? the needed capabilities? any solutions that can be proposed? You know that Agile is not a silver bullet so should first analyze it in the context of your organization to answer your own questions and to find out your own solutions.

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