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Agile Transformation Defined

I'm currently leading an agile transformation, and it has been an incredible learning experience.
It has also been a frustrating experience that causes me to drink to wretched excess, and sometimes kick my dog.  But that's a whole different blog post. Some Background My company went "Agile" 3 years ago, and I was hired as part of that process.  We did it mainly by bringing a large amount of offshore software development back onshore, and hiring people who had the right skills to replace the offshore team.  This may be the easiest way to do it, and explains why we were successful where so many others have failed.
This Spring, one of our remote offices was having some trouble delivering a flagship product, so the suits decided that a leadership change was in order.  They moved a couple of people around to make room, then appointed my boss as the interim leader of the remote office.  Being a savvy businessman and a keen judge of character, he charged me with leading thi…