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Dragon Dance: Large Scale Agile Transformation at a Chinese Telecom: Sunny Sun

Dec 01, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm,  Constant Contact , Waltham, MA: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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Sunny Sun

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On the journey to a large scale Agile transformation, hundreds of ways lead to dead ends. Sunny Sun’s presentation will describe how a 500-person organization in ZTE Corporation met the challenge, overcame the obstacles, and found a path that worked.

This true story starts by discussing how to design and lay out the Agile transformation strategies and tactics, then outlines transformation phases such as Alignment, Pilot, Reorganization, and Roll out. It presents a multi-angle view of the difficulties, setbacks, coaching skills, techniques, tools, mindsets, and pitfalls of a large-scale Agile transformation, from the perspectives of the enterprise and the teams.

The conclusion fuses ancient Chinese wisdom with insights about the secret of success, measurements, rituals, and the true north of the Enterprise Agile Coach.

Key topics include:

1. Cultural differences between China and western countries as they relate to Agile transformations.
2. How to coach Chinese big bosses in leadership team
3. The secret of enterprise Agile Coach’s success: Be the back stage person
4. Putting measurement and a focus on continuous improvement above performance evaluation
5. The Enterprise Agile Coach toolbox

About the speaker:

Sunny Sun (Ni Sun), a senior Agile coach and consultant, is Director of Product of Genthy World Consulting Group, L.L.C. She successfully led Agile transformation and Scrum/Kanban adoptions for her clients’ companies in telecommunication, Internet, finance, education, and manufacturing. She has coached over 100 Agile teams, coached over 200 Scrum Masters, and helped more than 50 organizational leaders to transit from their traditional management role to new Agile roles.

Sunny is the one of most experienced coaches and consultants in the Agile enterprise transformation space in China. She has spoken at Agile Conference 2014 and 2016, Global Scrum Gathering, Scrum Gathering China 2013, 2014, and 2015, and IEEE 63rd VTC conference, and published papers in Agile and engineering journals.