5 Phases of the Agile Anti-Patterns Immaturity Model to Avoid

According to recent data, 47% of Agile transformations fail – yikes. We get it. It’s a big undertaking for product managers and product owners. Let’s leverage the Agile anti-patterns immaturity model to help identify counter-productive cultures that hinder product success. 


What You Will Learn

Hooray! The good news is that your organization has just announced it’s moving to Agile. As a product manager, you’re looking forward to an organization that is more resilient and responsive to changing market conditions through improvements to your work culture. The bad news is that 47% of these transformations fail. Worse, 62% of these failures are terminal.  

In order to truly transform, you’ll need product leadership’s help to avoid slipping into one of the five Agile immaturity anti-patterns that trip up a successful transformation: Discordianism, Cargo-Cultism, Hyperscrumdamentalism, Command-and-Controlism, and Agile Scapegoatism. 

Learn from the experts, Joe Ghali and Dean Peters, how to identify each of these anti-patterns, and what you can do as a product manager or product owner to both avoid and fix them. 


Key takeaways:

  • The Agile Anti-Pattern Immaturity Model 
  • How to identify Agile Immaturity through key anti-patterns 
  • Practices you can adopt to avoid and escape these 5 phases 

About the Presenters


Dean Peters

Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Driven by a passion to replace pain points with user delight, Dean Peters has provided product management expertise across a variety of domains and technologies for nearly two decades. From large enterprises to startups to acquired organizations across a variety of domains and technologies, Dean has empowered product and engineering teams to self-organize as they deliver on the promise of delightful and differentiated solutions that provide value to both their customers and their business.


Joe Ghali

Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Joe has over 15 years of experience in Product Management working for Fortune 100, 500, and 10000 organizations. Joe’s experience includes working in a variety of industries including travel, publishing, financial services, manufacturing, and consumer packaged goods (primarily in digital). He has been part of several significant product launches throughout his career and is passionate about the Product Management space. Outside of work, he is an active participant in several Product Management roundtables and has been a PM and PO mentor.