The Agile Change
You can't buy Agile. Becoming a resilient organization and adapting to an Agile way of working requires a shift in mindset and culture. People need to communicate differently; collaboration between teams will change; and managers will have to become Agile leaders. Our focus is on the business success of our customers. Our coaches have seen and supported many companies in becoming Agile and can quickly recognize gaps in the system, communication failures and technologies that might be posing problems.
The ORGANIC agility® Approach
Culture and business goals/processes are like an organization’s DNA. When both are aligned, they enable organizations to become resilient and able to handle future market challenges. In order to support your organization in finding its best “DNA", we use the ORGANIC agility approach.
The Organizational Scan
Part of ORGANIC agility Strategic Tools, the Organizational Scan, OrgScan in short, uses the patented SenseMaker®. It shows your organizational culture, your leadership styles and what your organization values by collecting 100% anonymous data from you and your colleagues. Through including micro-narratives and a patented design that cannot be gamed, the OrgScan offers real data, unlike an interview or a questionnaire which is influenced by the personal situation or the mood of the contributor.
The drive for ultimate efficiency has led organizational design thinking to visualize organizations as machines. In stable marketplaces this worked well, but the speed at which change is affecting industries, companies, and products today is unprecedented. The mechanical metaphor and prescriptive approaches cannot equip organizations to adapt to this environment. Our dominant metaphors don’t just represent the world we live and act in, they create it. With ORGANIC agility, organizations are viewed as an organism – a living, evolving, complex and interconnected set of parts that is a whole and must work as one.
The Agile Strategy Map
The second key part of the ORGANIC agility Strategic Tools, the Agile Strategy Map embodies the principles of ORGANIC agility. It allows you to place your goal at the center of your strategic planning, understand how to maintain your gains, and safely test multiple factors to discover what will bring you success in the future. Visual, intuitive, and collaborative, the Agile Strategy Map Tool lets you connect the strategic and operational levels, make your process transparent, and engage everyone in your organization, empowering them to contribute in strategy execution and observe its results.
Agile unique to you
Teams and organizations have their own unique reasons for wanting to become Agile. Reasons such as higher efficiency, better team performance, faster delivery, and many others are often stated. Whatever your reason, Agile will bring you better collaboration, communication, and transparency. However, let it be said: There is no blueprint to becoming Agile. As your team or organization is unique, so too will be your Agile implementation.
Enterprise Transition Framework™ (ETF)
The Enterprise Transition Framework (ETF) enables an organization to implement the Agile principles, methods & tools like Scrum globally on a product delivery level and beyond. It allows teams to evolve through a continuous learning process with fast feedback cycles and regular retrospectives.
As part of the ORGANIC agility approach the ETF focusses on evaluating the changes you wish to implement – normally through experimentation with a set of pilot projects, which will demonstrate what makes sense to adopt permanently - you will be able to transition with limited risk and guaranteed long-term success.
Agile within a team
At a team level Agile manifests itself by allowing a group of people to grow together through collaboration – by committing as a whole to a common and shared goal. Agile creates new responsibilities, clarifies expectations and provides a working environment which is based on trust and transparency. The Scrum framework is often used to support the Agile way of working, as well as Kanban and XP, among others.