Vodafone Turkey's Agile Story
Can a large institution abandon its old habits in order to become Agile? And if so, what is required to achieve this? What is it to be Agile in the first place?
For me, Agile, in its simplest form, means being able to renew oneself. Alvin Toffler, the famous futurist, once said that "the illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn”. With these words, spoken around 50 years ago, he described today’s new Agile world.
Vodafone Turkey continues its Agile journey along which it has been continuously renewing itself over the last seven years. I am delighted to have been part of this journey from the very beginning. The trial and re-learning process associated with Agility is a major point of focus for Vodafone Turkey. We continue our efforts in our goal to make this culture the DNA of the company, and it is promising to see that we have come a long way over the past seven years.
We wanted to share our achievements, mistakes, and lessons that we have experienced along this journey of renewal, as well as to trigger learning through shared experience. That's how we come up with this book idea! This is a book written collaboratively with employees of Vodafone Turkey (around 50 people contributed) in which you will find their real-life experiences and emotions throughout the transformation journey.
This is also an "Agile itself" book, that it might later renew itself in accordance with the spirit of the content. Along its adventure, I hope that our book shall continue to grow with the addition of new content based on comments from our readers, and we aim to soon update the book by adding new chapters.
You can download the book for free, and hope you enjoy it!