Session type:

Case Study

Presented by:

Cécile Auret

Pole emploi

Jérôme Froville

Pole emploi

Session duration:

60 minutes

About the session

Your IT department is so big that you don’t even know the name of all the managers after 2 years. Your government agency has a reputation for bad service and old-fashioned paperwork. You know the organisation must change but you don’t know where to start.

If you belong to a big organisation with silos and old-school management practices in place, come to hear the open and honest story of our agile transformation and learning journey.

We've been transforming our work methods since 2015. Through the new practices brought or encapsulated by SAFe®, we tear down historical silos and deeply transform communication patterns. On the way, we even on-board non-agile teams as well as teams working on desktops and infrastructure.

With an IT department of 1600 people plus as many external contractors, this transformation is no small deal. It takes a good strategy, a team of driven individuals and a culture open to change despite the unknown. Slowly but surely, culture evolves. The journey is long and full of surprises.

By the end of this session, you will understand how a French government organisation is changing to build better solutions, get better value for taxpayers and attract new talent. After the session, you will be able to understand:

a transformation strategy and roadmap
how a transformation team works
how communication influences the results
how the SAFe framework helps bring about change
how to leverage job-based communities within your enterprise to move to agile

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