5 Steps Transition
Becoming Agile means also introducing and implementing it in an Agile way. An iterative approach and an empirical process control is fundamental for a successful and sustainable Agile environment.
agile42 Organizational Scan
When your organization has more then 40 people we recommend the agile42 Organizational Scan before we do the onsite Assessment with you. This Analysis based on Sensemaker™ technology is unique and has been developed by agile42 and Dave Snowden in order to understand the underlying culture, the complexity, the decision making processes and more of your organization. Since the Agile Change requires mostly a change of mindset and culture, it is important to understand the initial state of the organization in order to set the path for the Agile Change. In other words we support you to make your organization more resilient or even anti-fragile.
The springboard to Agile is an initial assessment of the organization. This happens in workshops with groups of company members that reﬂect a maximum of diversity in terms of roles and responsibilities. It helps to determine the status quo of the organization from a top-down and bottom-up perspective. Since every team, company or project is unique the assessment will provide both a business and a cultural analysis in order to understand the best approach for introducing Agile in your organization.
Transitioning to agile, like any major change, requires a clear strategy. The strategy is needed to
set the guidelines on how to support the teams as they adopt new working practices like Scrum, as well
as informing and supporting the rest of the organization which will be inevitably affected by them. It
is important to understand that once the transition to agile starts, it will never stop again as there
is no “ideal” end state; agility is centered on continuous improvement rather than a single end state.
The Agile Strategy Map™ is a powerful methodical tool which agile42 has developed to deﬁnine possibleshort-, mid- and long-term improvements. It brings together the insights gathered during theassessment and aligns them to the overall business goals.
In order to bring a common understanding of Agile into your organization and teams we provide interactive and targeted training. These trainings can focus on leadership, teams, roles or technical topics. The base for all our trainings are the agile principles. Here a short overview:
- Executive management workshops introducing lean practices and agile leadership
- Recognized Certifications: CSM (Certified Scrum Master), CSPO (Certified Product Owner) & CSD (Certified Scrum Developer)
- Role-based trainings, e.g. Scrum Master or Product Owner trainings
- Developer trainings on agile engineering practices like TDD (test-driven development) and emergent design
- The Scrum Start-Up Package for small teams - kick start your agile team with more then just training agile42
- Scrum Lego City™ - experience Scrum in practice in a fun and enlightening game
While Training provides the theoretical knowledge and mainly agile practices, coaching builds on that
and focuses on assisting people and teams to discover the most important steps to become Agile: It
enables and accelerates their understanding of Agile Principles through everyday work practices.
Doing only the practices without having fully understood the principles behind Agile will hinder and
even prevent you from reaching continuous improvement, which is crucial to a long-lasting and
sustainable Agile transformation.
Find out more about our coaching services.