For Bits&Chips magazine I wrote an article about successful agile adoptions.
In the article I state that embedding the agile processes and mind-set in the rest of the organization is crucial for its success. I refer to Jeff Sutherland’s Aggressive Scrum, where he states that to many teams fail to deliver at the end of their sprint. In order to get Agile working, it is important to break down old patterns. Strong agile leadership is required for this, as well as a strong Product Owner and Scrum Master.
You can read the article (sorry in Dutch only) in the last issue of Bits&Chips magazine or here: Verankering in organisatie cruciaal voor welslagen Agile