Get Instant Access
to This Blueprint

Applications icon

Enable Organization-Wide Collaboration by Scaling Agile

Execute a disciplined approach to rolling out Agile methods in the organization.

  • Your organization is realizing benefits from adopting Agile principles and practices in pockets of your organization.
  • You are starting to investigate opportunities to extend Agile beyond these pilot implementations into other areas of the organization. You are looking for a coordinated approach aligned to business priorities.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Not all lessons from a pilot project are transferable. Pilot processes are tailored to a specific project’s scope, team, and tools, and they may not account for the diverse attributes in your organization.
  • Control may be necessary for coordination. More moving parts means enforcing consistent cadences, reporting, and communication is a must if teams are not disciplined or lack good governance.
  • Scale Agile in departments tolerable to change. Incrementally roll Agile out in departments where its principles are accepted (e.g. a culture of continuous improvement, embracing failures as lessons).

Impact and Result

  • Complete an Agile capability assessment of your pilot functional group to gauge anticipated Agile benefits. Identify the business objectives and the group drivers that are motivating a scaled Agile implementation.
  • Understand the challenges that you may face when scaling Agile. Investigate the root causes of inefficiencies that can derail your scaling initiatives.
  • Brainstorm solutions to your scaling challenges and envision a target state for your growing Agile environment. Your target state will discover new opportunities to drive more business value and eliminate current activities driving down productivity.
  • Coordinate the implementation and execution of scaling Agile initiatives with a Scaling Agile Playbook. This organic and collaborative document will lay out the process, roles, goals, and objectives needed to successfully manage your Agile environment.

Enable Organization-Wide Collaboration by Scaling Agile Research & Tools

Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should scale up Agile, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the four ways we can support you in completing this project.

1. Gauge readiness to scale up Agile

Evaluate the readiness of the pilot functional group and Agile development processes to adopt scaled Agile practices.

2. Define scaled Agile target state

Alleviate scaling issues and risks and introduce new opportunities to enhance business value delivery with Agile practices.

3. Create implementation plan

Roll out scaling Agile initiatives in a gradual, iterative approach and define the right metrics to demonstrate success.

Member Testimonials

After each Info-Tech experience, we ask our members to quantify the real-time savings, monetary impact, and project improvements our research helped them achieve. See our top member experiences for this blueprint and what our clients have to say.


Overall Impact


Average $ Saved


Average Days Saved




$ Saved

Days Saved

Kindred Credit Union

Guided Implementation




The discussion was great, but it's hard to provide a rating. Mostly this was just a get-to-know-you session and a chance to start moving. There's g... Read More

BLG Canada

Guided Implementation




Midmark Corporation

Guided Implementation




Ari did a great job walking through items and discussing recommendations. The slides reviewed will be helpful with me communicating my vision.

Workshop: Enable Organization-Wide Collaboration by Scaling Agile

Workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn't enough, we offer low-cost delivery of our project workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a roadmap in place to complete your project successfully.

Module 1: Gauge Your Readiness to Scale Up Agile

The Purpose

  • Identify the business objectives and functional group drivers for adopting Agile practices to gauge the fit of scaling Agile.
  • Select the pilot project to demonstrate the value of scaling Agile.
  • Review and evaluate your current Agile development process and functional group structure.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understanding of the notable business and functional group gaps that can derail the scaling of Agile.
  • Selection of a pilot program that will be used to gather metrics to continuously improve implementation and obtain buy-in for wider rollout.
  • Realization of the root causes behind functional group and process issues in the current Agile implementation.




Assess your pilot functional group

  • Fit assessment of functional group to pilot Agile scaling
  • Selection of pilot program
  • List of critical success factors

Module 2: Define Your Scaled Agile Target State

The Purpose

  • Think of solutions to address the root causes of current communication and process issues that can derail scaling initiatives.
  • Brainstorm opportunities to enhance the delivery of business value to customers.
  • Generate a target state for your scaled Agile implementation.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Defined Agile capabilities and services of your functional group.
  • Optimized functional group team structure, development process, and program framework to support scaled Agile in your context.
  • Identification and accommodation of the risks associated with implementing and executing Agile capabilities.




Define Agile capabilities at scale

  • Solutions to scaling issues and opportunities to deliver more business value
  • Agile capability map

Build your scaled Agile target state

  • Functional group team structure, Agile development process and program framework optimized to support scaled Agile
  • Risk assessment of scaling Agile initiatives

Module 3: Create Your Implementation Plan

The Purpose

  • List metrics to gauge the success of your scaling Agile implementation.
  • Define the initiatives to scale Agile in your organization and to prepare for a wider rollout.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Strategic selection of the right metrics to demonstrate the value of scaling Agile initiatives.
  • Scaling Agile implementation roadmap based on current resource capacities, task complexities, and business priorities.




Create your implementation plan

  • List of metrics to gauge scaling Agile success
  • Scaling Agile implementation roadmap
Enable Organization-Wide Collaboration by Scaling Agile preview picture

About Info-Tech

Info-Tech Research Group is the world’s fastest-growing information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 30,000 IT professionals.

We produce unbiased and highly relevant research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well-informed decisions. We partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need, from actionable tools to analyst guidance, ensuring they deliver measurable results for their organizations.


Overall Impact

Average $ Saved

Average Days Saved

After each Info-Tech experience, we ask our members to quantify the real-time savings, monetary impact, and project improvements our research helped them achieve.

Read what our members are saying

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.

Need Extra Help?
Speak With An Analyst

Get the help you need in this 3-phase advisory process. You'll receive 5 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

Guided Implementation 1: Gauge your readiness to scale up Agile
  • Call 1: Review your functional group fit and capability assessment for scaling up Agile
  • Call 2: Discuss your current state assessment of functional group structure and Agile development process

Guided Implementation 2: Define your scaled Agile target state
  • Call 1: Discuss solutions to your scaling issues and new opportunities to enhance value delivery
  • Call 2: Review your scaled Agile target state

Guided Implementation 3: Create your implementation plan
  • Call 1: Review your scaling Agile implementation plan and metrics to gauge success


Andrew Kum-Seun

Altaz Valani

Daniel Black


  • Ben Palacio, Ben Palacio, Information Systems Analyst, County of Nevada
  • Ken Piddington, CIO and Executive Advisor, MRE Consulting
  • Emilio Chemali, Director of Business Intelligence & Analytics, MRE Consulting
  • Amit Jethani, Product Manager, Pivotal Labs
  • Senior Manager of a Canadian P&C Insurance Company
  • Avraham Mordoch, CEO and Senior Consultant, TOC Solutions
  • Kevin Edwards, EMEIA Systems Solution Architect, Fujitsu
  • Sterling Bjorndahl, Director of IT Operations, eHealth Saskatchewan
  • Ken Toole, Senior Director of Engineering, Adobe Systems
  • Michael Yokota, Managing Partner, Made with Magnolia
  • Paul Dowman, Founder, OK GROW!
  • John Munro, President, Scrum Masters Inc.
Visit our IT Cost Optimization Center
Over 100 analysts waiting to take your call right now: 1-519-432-3550 x2019