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Tackling The Cultural Challenges Of Agile And DevOps Transformations

The Immersive Intervention Approaches Of IBM And Pivotal Labs Show Promise

September 1, 2016


  • By John Rymer,
  • Jeffrey Hammond,
  • Kurt Bittner
  • with Christopher Mines,
  • Claudia Tajima

Why Read This Report

In their pursuit of fast delivery, many application development and delivery (AD&D) organizations have tried using Agile coaching in concert with new methodologies and tools. The results are often disappointing. New "immersive intervention" approaches go further by taking clients offsite to work on a project with seasoned pros using prescribed tools and processes. These programs produce results that the business can see. This report explores the benefits and risks of this new approach, detailing client experiences with immersive intervention programs from IBM and Pivotal Labs.

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Table of Contents

  • Culture: A Formidable Barrier To Agile Transformation
  • Immersive Intervention Succeeds Where Coaching And Training Fail
  • Prescribed Platforms And Tools Support The New Practices
  • Intervention Is Not A Silver Bullet
  • Recommendations

  • An Immersive Approach Meets Cultural Challenges Head-On
  • Supplemental Material
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