SCALING UP AGILE WITHIN YOUR ORGANISATION
The market demands ever more and ever more complex solutions and wants to have them delivered more quickly. Companies have to adapt to these new, fast-changing needs if they want to remain a reliable partner. Many companies are working with Scrum or other Agile methods in order to adapt to this rapidly-changing environment. Scrum focuses primarily on the team process, but what should you do if you want to set up project, programmes or the entire organisation in a more Agile manner?
How do you ensure that 20, 30 or perhaps 100+ software engineers work jointly on a single project or product. This results in different challenges with regard to smaller development teams. So-called ‘Scaled’ Agile frameworks such as SAFe and LeSS are available for this purpose.
WHY CHOOSE A ‘SCALED’ AGILE FRAMEWORK?
Many organisations start with Agile by experimenting with one or two teams. If these teams are successful, interest will grow in replicating this success throughout the entire organisation. This is the tipping point where further adoption of the Agile way of working becomes more challenging. Without further resources for entering this change process you will encounter problems that can be avoided. You can use existing ‘Scaled’ Agile frameworks that best suit your organisational culture and objectives.
A ‘Scaled’ framework demands introduction of the Agile mindset throughout the entire company. This touches the entire organisation: the structure, culture, architecture, leadership, HR, finance, development and IT. Introduction of a ‘Scaled’ framework will demand an effort from your organisation that will be noticeable in several layers. However, the many advantages this yields are considerable if all business units work together as a Value stream.
HOW CAN ALTEN BE OF SERVICE TO YOU?
Are you interested in working with a ‘Scaled’ Agile framework or are you already doing so but are you encountering problems for which you have no solution? ALTEN offers you a wide range of possibilities to support you, see our Agile services.