There’s a lot of advice and resources on how to lead a successful Agile transformation. We don’t focus on what works for everyone else. We focus on what works for you. Here’s how.
You will find that many of the answers you’re looking for are right in front of you. And we know what questions to ask to help your leaders uncover a deep understanding of strengths, weaknesses, constraints and organizational structure. This is critical to creating a transformation roadmap filled with actionable and sustainable ideas.
Don’t follow another company’s agile implementation
What may work for other thriving companies doesn’t mean it will for you. Transformation by its very nature requires you to look inward for change and progress.
Focus on culture, not a strict formula
It always begins and ends with the people. The hardest part is helping employees develop a growth mindset through this change. Many transformations fail because organizations focus overly on the practices and processes, and not empowering their people to think and act differently.
Involve the entire company early
Software engineers may be the most involved day-to-day, but without the active support of every department, executives, and stakeholders, a transition to Agile will not reach its potential.
Address WHY change is important
Leaders need to fully understand the “why” when asking employees to make a change. Give them purpose, make them feel their voice is heard. Help them see how they can be heroes in their own stories. When everybody buys into the “why,” you create a sustainable environment where people want to work and thrive in.
When Agile is done right, all your teams are working together within a model that is generating value for individuals, the organization, and your customer – this is the change we can make happen.
If you’re ready to lead an Agile transformation that lasts, let’s talk.