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Installing a Self-Sustaining Lean-Agile Product Development Culture at WDC

Western Digital® is architecting how data enables the world to solve its biggest challenges.

Over the past several years Western Digital® has transformed itself through the integration of HGST and Sandisk and the emergence of a unified Lean-Agile culture that is reflected in the company’s adoption of SAFe.

In this talk we examine the collaboration between Agile Change Agents, teams of Lean-Agile Leaders and Line of Business Guiding Coalitions to deliver programs, initiatives and an environment that supports continual learning and improved performance by leveling-up our fitness across a range of competencies.

We will present the framework through which we assess our progress in scaling-up, scaling-out and leveling-up our SAFe implementation, and we’ll review some of the programs we’ve deployed to raise the fitness of our Lean-Agile Leaders.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define Environment as a decisive factor in transformation outcomes.
  2. Describe the way in which Fitness is the access to Performance.
  3. Reflect on the value of aiming for authentic transformation.

Location: Date: October 3, 2019 Time: 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm Simon Chesney Alex Bould