Adam is the Chief Product Officer for Kessel Run, a United States Air Force initiative to revolutionize the way the Air Force builds and delivers software. Adam leads over a dozen balanced product teams who build cloud-native software applications to optimize the planning and execution of air warfare at the U.S. Air Force's Air Operations Centers worldwide. He is passionate about large-scale digital transformation and enacting culture change where it seems most improbable.
Digital transformations are all the rage as companies realize that the old ways of working are no longer viable. But a staggering 70% of digital transformations fail and the failure is not being driven by technology - it's the organizational changes that pose the greatest challenge.
In this panel we will discuss the culture, behaviors and ways of working changes that are required at all levels of an organization.
There are few enterprises in the world that might find it tougher to become Agile and build software rapidly than a large Government organisation such as the US Air Force. But that's exactly the challenge Adam is solving through the Kessel Run project. Adam and the team are currently averaging about four months (124 days) to get a technology product from an idea on a whiteboard to operational - a task that normally would take 8 years. In his inspiring talk, Adam will talk us through his approach to becoming agile including; The problem and complexity of becoming Agile in a government Waterfall environment Dealing with constraints; Understanding that not everybody will (or wants to) get onboard with becoming Agile - how to get around it. The structure and approach taken: Successes and lessons to date.