Understand how ready your organization is for an Agile transformation.
Today’s realities are driving organizations to digitize faster and become more Agile.
Agile transformations are difficult and frequently fail for a variety of reasons.
To achieve the benefits of Agile, organizations need to be ready for the significant changes that Agile demands.
Challenges to your Agile transformation can come from a variety of sources.
Use Info-Tech’s CLAIM+G model to examine potential roadblocks to Agile on six different organizational dimensions.
Use survey results to identify and address the issues that are most likely to derail your Agile transformation.
Impact and Result
Better understand where and how your organization needs to change to support your Agile transformation.
Focus your attention on your organization’s biggest roadblocks to Agile.
Improve your organization’s chances of a successful Agile transformation.
Agile Readiness Assessment Survey Research & Tools
1. Agile Readiness Assessment Deck – A guide to help your organization survey its Agile readiness.
Read this deck to see how an Agile Readiness
Assessment can help your organization understand its readiness for Agile transformation.
The storyboard guides you through how to collect, consolidate, and examine
survey responses and create an actionable list of improvements to make your
organization more Agile ready.
2. Survey Templates (Excel or MS Forms, available in English and French) – Use these templates to create and distribute the survey broadly within your organization.
The Agile Readiness
Assessment template is available in either Excel or Microsoft Forms (both English
and French versions are available). Download the Excel templates here or use the
links in the above deck to access the online versions of the survey.
Understand how ready your organization is for an Agile transformation.
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Use the wisdom of crowds to understand how ready you are for Agile transformation.
Agile transformations can be difficult and complex to implement. That’s because they require fundamental changes in the way an organization thinks and behaves (and many organizations are not ready for these changes).
Use Info-Tech’s Agile Readiness Assessment to broadly survey the organization’s readiness for Agile along six dimensions:
The survey results will help you to examine and address those areas that are most likely to hinder your move to Agile.
Alex Ciraco Principal Research Director, Application Delivery and Management
Info-Tech Research Group
Your organization wants to shorten delivery time and improve quality by adopting Agile practices.
Your organization has not yet used Agile successfully.
You know that Agile transformations are complex and difficult to implement.
You want to maximize your Agile transformation’s chances of success.
Risks to your Agile transformation can come from a variety of sources, including:
Use of automation
Ability to create integrated teams
Use of metrics
Use Info-Tech’s Agile Readiness Assessment to broadly survey your organization’s readiness for Agile.
Examine the consolidated results of this survey to identify challenges that are most likely to hinder Agile success.
Discuss and address these challenges to increase your chances of success.
By first understanding the numerous challenges to Agile transformations and then broadly surveying your organization to identify and address the challenges that are at play, you are more likely to have a successful Agile transformation.
1. Distribute Survey
2. Consolidate Survey Results
3. Examine Results and Problem Solve
1.1 Identify the teams/roles you will survey.
1.2 Configure the survey to reflect your teams/roles.
1.3 Distribute the Agile Readiness Assessment Survey broadly in the organization.
2.1 Collect survey responses from all participants.
2.2 Consolidate the results using the template provided.
3.1 Examine the consolidated results (both OVERALL and DETAILED Heatmaps)
3.2 Identify key challenge areas (those which are most “red”) and discuss these challenges with participants
3.3 Brainstorm, select and refine potential solutions to these challenges
An appreciation for the numerous challenges associated with Agile transformations
Identified challenges to Agile within your organization (both team-specific and organization-wide challenges)
An actionable list of solutions/actions to address your organization’s Agile challenges.
Each step of this blueprint is accompanied by supporting deliverables to help you accomplish your goals.
Agile Readiness Assessment Survey
Survey the organization to understand your readiness for an Agile transformation on six dimensions.
Agile Readiness Assessment Consolidated Results
Examine your readiness for Agile and identify team-specific and organization-wide challenges.
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"Our team knows that we need to fix a process, but we need assistance to determine where to focus. Some check-ins along the way would help keep us on track."
"We need to hit the ground running and get this project kicked off immediately. Our team has the ability to take this over once we get a framework and strategy in place."
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Diagnostics and consistent frameworks used throughout all four options
A Guided Implementation (GI) is a series of calls with an Info-Tech analyst to help implement our best practices in your organization.
A typical GI is between 6 to 8 calls over the course of 1 to 2 months.
What does a typical GI on this topic look like?
Phase 1: Distribute Survey
Call #1: Scope requirements, objectives, and your specific challenges (identify potential participants).
Call #2: First call with participants (introduce Phase 1 and assign survey for completion).
Call #3: Gather survey responses (prep for Phase 2 calls).
Phase 2: Consolidate Survey Results
Call #4: Consolidate all survey responses using the template.
Call #5: Conduct initial review of consolidated results (prep for Phase 3 calls).
Phase 3: Examine Results and Problem Solve
Call #6: Present consolidated results to participants and agree on most pressing challenges.
Call #7: Brainstorm, identify, and refine potential solutions to most pressing challenges.
Call #8: Conduct closing and communication call.
Phase 1 —
Customize and distribute the survey
Decide which teams/roles will participate in the survey.
Decide which format and language(s) you will use for your Agile Readiness Assessment Survey.
Configure the survey templates to reflect your selected teams/roles.
Distribute the survey for participants to complete.
1.1 The Agile Readiness Assessment Survey will help you to identify both team-specific and organization-wide challenges to your Agile transformation. It is best to distribute the survey broadly across the organization and include several teams and roles. Identify and make note of the teams/roles that will be participating in the survey.
1.2 Select which format of survey you will be using (Excel or online), along with the language(s) you will use (links to the survey templates can be found in the table below). Then configure the survey templates to reflect your list of teams/roles from Step 1.1.
1.3 Distribute your Agile Readiness Assessment Survey broadly in the organization. Give all participants a deadline date for completion of the survey.
Phase 2 —
Consolidate Survey Results
Collect and consolidate all survey responses using the template provided.
Review the OVERALL and DETAILED Heatmaps generated by the template.
2.1 Collect the survey responses from all participants. All responses completed using the online form will be anonymous (for responses returned using the Excel form, assign each a unique identifier so that anonymity of responses is maintained).
2.2 Consolidate the survey responses using the template below. Follow the instructions in the template to incorporate all survey responses.
Hans Eckman, Principal Research Director, Info-Tech Research Group
Valence Howden, Principal Research Director, Info-Tech Research Group
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What Is a Blueprint?
A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your IT problems.
Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.