April 3, 2014

ETF and scaled Agile frameworks

How does agile42 Enterprise Transition Framework™ compare with other large size Agile approaches like SAFe or DAD?

Following the heated discussions about SAFe (and our own bit of fun), it's worth checking how agile42 approach matches the expectation and solutions of large size Agile models that are being evaluated by corporations involved in transitioning their methodologies.

The agile42 Enterprise Transition Framework™ (ETF) supports the adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) and other scaled agile frameworks. The ETF enables structured and strategic organizational change, and will help you deploy SAFe, DAD or any other framework.

We recognize that organizations are complex systems. We also know that in a complex system, no best practices or even good practices exist. Instead, practices must be created or emerge to fit the needs of the organization. Agility rises from emergent adaptive behavior, initiated locally by people close to the problem, and scaled globally through experimentation and adaptation. The ETF fosters and supports this agile journey.

Change, if it is to be sustainable, must be driven by your own employees. An external consultant cannot change on your behalf, and when the consultant is gone the changing will drift to a stop. The ETF helps you build sustainable change in two distinct ways. Firstly, agile42 will give you the theory and show you in practice how the ETF results in structured and strategic change. Secondly, agile42 will train your trainers and coach your coaches, so that they can spread the knowledge and methods across your company. This allows your coaches to quickly take the lead, resulting in a sustainable agile transition.

The Enterprise Transition Framework gives you process agility and kickstarts you on your path towards product agility. It gives you tools, theories and methods for effective organizational change. Using these tools, deploying one of the “big models” like SAFe or DAD becomes much simpler and easier. You can reduce the dependence on “big model” consultants, and drive the implementation in a way that makes sense to you, in your own timeframe and on your own terms.

We have compiled a larger FAQ document that puts in prospective agile42 approach in a large environment.

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Martin von Weissenberg

Martin helps people understand agile and lean thinking and coaches teams and organizations in the use of agile methods and practices. He is a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and is working on a PhD on how to manage and organize for agility.
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Marion Eickmann

I am one of the founders and the executive director at agile42. I have supported strategic product development and leadership development for longer than 15 years. Since 2007 I have been realizing local and global agile projects with agile42's international team successfully. You like to talk about: ORGANIC agility, complexity, resilience, organizational culture & Agile? Just send an email :-)
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Martin von Weissenberg

Martin helps people understand agile and lean thinking and coaches teams and organizations in the use of agile methods and practices. He is a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and is working on a PhD on how to manage and organize for agility.
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Marion Eickmann

I am one of the founders and the executive director at agile42. I have supported strategic product development and leadership development for longer than 15 years. Since 2007 I have been realizing local and global agile projects with agile42's international team successfully. You like to talk about: ORGANIC agility, complexity, resilience, organizational culture & Agile? Just send an email :-)

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