Implement Agile Practices That Work

Agile is a cultural shift. Don't just do Agile, be Agile.

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Many Agile implementations fail due to:

  • A lack of experience and understanding of what Agile really is, and the problems it is trying to solve. When these projects fail, Agile often gets blamed for it.
  • A lack of management support, inflexible organizational culture, resistance from team members, and insufficient training.

Successfully implement Agile at your organization by:

  • Educating and training your executive, management, and delivery teams through our on-site workshops to adopt Agile the right way.
  • Assessing your current SDLC, culture, and environment to evaluate Agile fit and determine what changes need to be made.
  • Conducting a structured evaluation of Agile with all relevant stakeholders to assess and recognize the benefits of Agile in your organization and teams.
  • Developing an iterative approach to rolling out Agile with analysts on-premises by simulating the scrum process across delivery teams.

Module 1: Lead and Manage Agile

The Purpose

  • Build knowledge and support for Agile practices across different layers of your organization.
  • Build knowledge of Agile practices and concepts across the executive and management teams to drive the change.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Facilitate learning for your organization’s executives and management.
  • Agile practices and principles.
  • Baseline Agile practices.
  • Key tools that support Agile practices that work.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Compare Agile and Waterfall delivery.
1.2 Decode Agile: Principles, terminology, and roles.
1.3 Product owners and product agility.
  • Agile personal story card.
1.4 Enterprise agility and the value of change.
  • Identified business value sources.
1.5 Lead, manage, and govern Agile teams.
  • Organization culture assessment.
1.6 Define your Agile principles.
1.7 Commit to Agile.

Module 2: Introduction to Agile and Agile Culture

The Purpose

  • Determine the gaps in your organization’s current environment and culture before implementing Agile to ensure success.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understanding of your team and organization’s culture and how this impacts adopting Agile practices.
  • SWOT analysis.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Assess Agile culture.
  • Evaluation of team and organization’s culture and fit for Agile.
2.2 SWOT analysis.
  • Completed SWOT analysis.

Module 3: Assess Current State and Understand the Scrum Process

The Purpose

  • Evaluate your team and organization’s current environment as it relates to your SDLC process to determine how Agile can best be implemented.
  • Understand the baseline scrum process as a starting point to adopting good Agile practices.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Completed SDLC stage-gates.
  • SDLC process flow.
  • Pain points in SDLC as they relate to Agile.
  • Identify and evaluate business value definitions.
  • Identify "ready" and "done" definitions.
  • Understand the baseline scrum methodology and practices.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Identify and describe SDLC stage-gates.
  • Completed SDLC stage-gates.
3.2 Draw current SDLC.
  • SDLC process flow.
3.3 Determine pain points in SDLC.
  • Pain points in SDLC as they relate to Agile.
3.4 Identify and evaluate business value definitions.
  • Completed business value definitions.
3.5 Identify “ready” and “done” definitions.
  • Completed “ready” and “done” definitions.

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