By @SimonCocking, Agile Insights with Declan Corcoran – Agile Transformation Guide for those brave enough to undertake the journey!

Declan will present at the next Ammeon ‘Transform IT’ Breakfast Briefing, taking place from 8.30AM on Thursday, 2nd March 2017 at the Irish Aviation Authority Conference Centre (Dublin 2).

Get tickets here.

Your job sounds interesting, what do you actually do?

I help the ACIA evolve its Agile Practice which was initially adopted in 2015. I work with all Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches and Scaled Agile Practitioners to continuously move, as close as possible, to a pure, mature and scaled agile model.

1 min pitch for Aon’s Innovation Centre?

Aon’s Innovation Centre in Dublin develops analytics for its clients using a combination of leading edge visualisation techniques and in depth knowledge of the data being analysed.

What will you be talking about at this event?

I will talk about the common pain points I’ve found when conducting an Agile Health Assessment, in a technology hub nestled within a global corporate parent structure.

What inspired you to speak at it?

Like many Agile Practitioners, I’m a strong believer in sharing lessons learned. I was inspired after a recent session with Facebook when I realised that even at their level, there’s always an opportunity to learn more.

I think the scenario I describe will encourage others in their own Agile journeys. Hopefully, they’ll see recurring themes in certain scenarios and pick up a few simple rules that can help them along the way.

How was 2016, what worked well, what didn’t move as quickly as you would have liked?

My mission is to help the organisation evolve to overcome many hurdles. And people (understandably) have different appetites for change, both vertically and horizontally, throughout any business. It’s inevitable that some changes will cause discomfort for some. At times this can test your own belief. But I’m very fortunate to have an executive team who enthusiastically support what I do. This is a major asset to the mission’s success.

Which influencers and websites do you follow to keep up to date with the latest developments?

That’s easy. Mike Cohn. The rest of us are pretenders.

How can people find out more about what you are working on?

You can find out more here Linked IN and here Web

Learn from the experiences of Declan Corcoran, Agile Transformation Lead at Aon’s Innovation Centre. Declan will share his story about readying a department for rapid change in the case study: ‘Agile Growing Pains – Maturing after early adoption‘. Get tickets here.

As Agile Transformation Lead at AON, Declan forges meaningful alliances between business and technical experts to achieve outstanding results in seemingly impossible circumstances.

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