Challenge: Air France – KLM sought to scale Agile practices companywide toimprove time to market and efficiency, but must contend with specific contexts and regulations in the different businesses of the airlines.
How do you get Agile working truly established in your organisation? By training your own Agile Coaches to become Agile Trainers, of course! They can train new and existing employees and coach the organisation. This is what Nationale-Nederlanden has worked on in recent months with Gladwell Academy. CIO Dennis Brussel from Nationale-Nederlanden Bank tells us about his considerations; three Agile training course graduates tell us about their experience.
The largest insurance conglomerate in The Netherlands is Achmea Inc. With its roots firmly in Dutch history, today the company employs more than 15,000 people in six countries worldwide, insuring millions under its many brand labels. This lumbering heavyweight is turning itself around to embrace light-footed Agility with the help of SAFe – and Gladwell Academy.
PCCW Global is the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider. Covering more than 3,000 cities and 160 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications services including connectivity, applications, and tailored solutions facilitated by its on-demand digital software defined interconnection system.
Paul van Sonsbeek, Agile Coach at the Volksbank reflects on the recent PO/PM training with trainer Andries Hettema. “Most of us were well-experienced POs, so we were looking for a kind of masterclass. So, Andries cut the entry-level theory and doubled down on storytelling and practical experiences.”