Harnessing the Current of C-Level Engagement and Corporate Sponsorship to Attain Superhero Level Invincibility
Without adequate executive buy-in and sponsorship, Agile transformations and DevOps revolutions are largely doomed to fail. When the cards are stacked against you, it becomes increasingly difficult to implement a meaningful strategic campaign. One’s time, energy, and drive all tend to evaporate under the unrelenting drought of support and endorsement.
Buy-in and trust come with a heavy price, though. Patience, persistence, diligence, and diplomacy are all essential ingredients in securing a victory, but so are a grand (even ostentatious) vision, an unrelenting sense of urgency, and often, an existential crisis that serves as the compelling catalyst for action. Agile teams and practitioners require the power and potency of a committed, faithful guiding coalition to continually drive efforts in the face of doubt, discouragement, and dissent.
In this session, we will explore how each of these elements and principles have played a critical part in the highly successful agile/digital transformation currently underway at TAB Bank. Bucking recent trends and challenges, TAB has been able to attain an admirable level of success and strength. This success is due, in large part, to the level of executive level support and endorsement that we gratefully enjoy and benefit from. We offer this glimpse as an opportunity for others to formulate their own respective recipes a positive and productive future.