Mentoring for Agile Teams

Because Agile transformations can be difficult to navigate on your own.

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It’s estimated that nearly half of all Agile transformations fail:

  • Agile is difficult to master.
  • Research Identifies more than 30 common challenges organizations must overcome to be Agile.
  • About two-thirds of Agile transformation failures will be terminal, meaning it will be a long time before the organization is willing to give Agile another shot.

Agile has been proven to be more effective than traditional approaches:

  • Agile projects are three times more likely to be successful than Waterfall projects, according to The Standish Group.
  • Today’s fast pace of change and the relentless push to digitize services is driving organizations to become more Agile.
  • Broad support for Agile in many organizations is paving the way for easier adoption of this new way of working.

Module 1: Take the Agile Challenges and Success Factors Survey

The Purpose

  • Determine whether an Agile playbook is right for you.
  • Broadly survey your teams to identify Agile challenges and success factors in your organization.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Better understanding of common Agile challenges and success factors
  • Identification of common Agile challenges and success factors are prevalent in your organization

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Distribute survey and gather results.
  • Completed survey responses from across teams/organization
1.2 Consolidate survey results.
  • Consolidated heat map of your Agile challenges and success factors

Module 2: Identify Your Agile Challenges Hit List

The Purpose

  • Examine consolidated survey results.
  • Identify your most pressing challenges.
  • Create a hit list of challenges to be resolved.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Identification of the most serious challenges to your Agile transformation
  • Attention focused on those challenge areas that are most impacting your Agile teams

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Analyze and discuss your consolidated heat map.
2.2 Prioritize identified challenges.
2.3 Select your hit list of challenges to address.
  • Your Agile challenges hit list

Module 3: Problem Solve

The Purpose

  • Address each challenge in your hit list to eliminate or improve it.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Better Agile team performance and effectiveness

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Work with Agile mentor to problem solve each challenge in your hit list.
3.2 Apply these to your project in real time.

Module 4: Create Your Agile Playbook

The Purpose

  • Capture the findings and lessons learned while problem solving your hit list.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Strategies and tactics for being successful with Agile in your organization which can be applied to future projects

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 For each hit list item, capture the findings and lessons learned in Module 3.
4.2 Document these in your Agile Playbook.
  • Your Agile Playbook deliverable

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