Pierre Neis

Fifteen years ago, coming from Lean Thinking and Portfolio Management, Pierre E. Neis jumped into the agile world.

Pierre went through more than 200 agile projects and contributed to several communities. Ten years ago, as a member of the PMI, he contributed to creating the PMI ACP Certification, which left considerable space for improvement.

Five years ago, Pierre was asked by Mike Beedle to join his project on Enterprise Scrum. Unfortunately, Mike passed away, and Pierre used his org development and behavioral analysis research to write the first book in 2020, "The New Normal: AO concepts and patterns of 21-st century agile organizations," and "Swarming X4" in 2021.

Pierre is a certified agile master coach with several agile certification levels, still interacting with many initiatives on the evolution of work. He doesn't distinguish between development and an executive committee of a global organization.

In 2014, Pierre created Play14 (www.play14.org) with two colleagues, a global initiative on facilitation and serious games.

Even if he is a full-time consultant, he is still involved in Disciplined Agile with the PMI, with Open Eyes on the evolution of leadership, and with the ICF on agile coaching.

Pierre is an alumnus of Boston Consulting Group and MIT.

Title of presentation: The 12 steps of an Agile Transformation.

Agile transformation is a trendy theme, and many companies have taken its way. But what are we talking about? How to turn a giant whale into a swarm of fishes? How to move from robustness to responsiveness?

Fifteen years of research have brought to common light points. There are phases to moving from a "business as usual" work organization to a dynamic environment. How do you go from "What-you-know-now" to a company where each team, each entity, operates as an internal startup? Pierre will walk you through the main stages of transformation and 12 tactics for working in the 21st century.

An Agile company has a very particular design. This collaborative platform has automated its routines and freed them with all the talents available to recreate themselves perpetually. The company framework is limited to what is strictly necessary to direct its vital forces mainly towards creating value. Platform, Plexus, Programs, projects, and swarms are the new forms of work in this environment.

You cannot transpose this model overnight; for this, there are intermediate phases. These phases make it possible to define your organization's achievable objectives and design your alliance.