Agile + DevOps East 2022 Concurrent Session : Harnessing the Current of C-Level Engagement and Corporate Sponsorship to Attain Superhero Level Invincibility


Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

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.


TAB Bank

Peri is a passionate agile coach and evangelist who has been fighting in the trenches as a servant-leader to many wonderful teams and individuals who sometimes struggle and sometimes thrive in this crazy, competitive world. He has been engaged in a small handful of crazy cool agile/digital transformations, trudging through the glory and muck, and living to share the tale. His greatest joy and fulfillment come from helping others to see, feel and realize their greatest potential. He has grown to love the power and autonomy that embracing DevSecOps brings to the table.