It is not a Tsunami
With Dr. Israel Gat, Net Objectives Fellow



If an Agile-at-scale transformation in your company hits you like a tsunami, chances are it has not been prepared for thoughtfully. To effectively participate in such a transformation is no different from any other good professional learning experience you have successfully gone through in the course of your career. Successful application of professional learning requires careful attention to managing complex change.

In this webinar, learn about the five “ingredients” a successful Agile-at-scale transformation requires, as follows:

  • Vision
  • Incentive
  • Skills
  • Resources
  • Action plan

Moreover, learn how the lack of any of the five ingredients is likely to affect how you perceive the transformation. If you feel confused about it, the reason will be quite different than if you feel frustrated.

Whether you are a first-time manager, a seasoned EVP, or a manager at some level in between, this webinar allows you to understand the tools you need to objectively analyze the Agile-at-scale transformation you are going through, understand why you feel about it the way you do, and improve it both for your sake and for the sake of other colleagues who might be struggling with its assimilation.


Dr. Israel Gat served as Cutter Fellow and the director of the Agile Product Management & Software Engineering Excellence practice from 2008 until 2015. He is a fellow of the Lean Systems Society and a member of the Trident Capital SaaS advisory board. He is recognized as the architect of the Agile transformation at BMC Software where, under his leadership, Scrum users increased from 0 to 1,000, resulting in nearly three times faster time to market than the industry average and 20%–50% improvement in team productivity. Among other accolades for leading this transition, Dr. Gat received the Innovator of the Year award from Application Development Trends in 2006.

Dr. Gat's executive career spans top technology companies, including IBM, Microsoft, Digital, and EMC. He has led the development of products such as BMC Performance Manager and Microsoft Operations Manager, enabling the two companies to move toward next-generation system management technology. Dr. Gat is also well versed in growing smaller companies and has held advisory and venture capital positions for companies in new, high-growth markets.

Dr. Gat currently splits his time between consulting and writing. He focuses on technical debt, large-scale implementations of Lean software methods, and Agile business service management (aka DevOps). His e-book, The Concise Executive Guide to Agile, explains how the three can be tied together to form an effective software governance framework. Dr. Gat holds a PhD in computer science and an MBA. In addition to publishing with Cutter and the IEEE, he posts frequently at The Agile Executive and tweets as @agile_exec. He can be reached at