The rest of the presentation has also good ideas, and based on my experience these ideas hold in reality as well.
SWAT team – outside the domain of the process police, brought in on projects that are in trouble. Agility is prized in this situation. They take over however – they don’t work in a cooperative mode.Skunk Works - “a small group of experts who drop out of the mainstream company operations in order to develop some experimental technology or new application in secrecy or at speed, unhampered by bureaucracy or the strict application of regulations.” Sanctioned and protected by management, these teams are rare. This formation however, prevents the headaches involved in org structure, project approval hoops, portfolio metrics and management, budget calls, and other bureaucratic nightmares.
Stealth Agile – As Jim Highsmith once said in response to a question about how to sell agile to upper management – don’t. “They don’t know what you’re doing anyway.” Do as much agile as you can where you can. Some benefit is better than none at all.