Why is agile transformation so hard?

Upgrading humans is not like upgrading computers

There is a common misconception that agile transformation is quick and can be rolled out in an organization like the push of a button. The reality is that people naturally resist change and a successful agile transformation requires starting with the people side of things. Responsive Advisors can help make this incredibly difficult change management process easier with our people-first approach.

It Starts with AWARENESS

Building organizational awareness about why a change to use Scrum in product development is absolutely necessary to getting team buy-in. The team is more likely to be on board with agile transformation if they clearly understand the purpose, see how it can drive better company outcomes, and ultimately improve their lives at work.

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we can help build awareness by

Auditing existing teams and stakeholder interactions

Revisit product, value stream definition and how teams align toward its delivery

4-hour workshops:
-Agile awareness: Why History Favors Nimble Companies
-Custom options available

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DESIRE

With awareness of why a change must be made, individuals still need the desire for that change to happen. We help in many ways to increase the desire for change by showing possibilities for a better future: We ask questions to probe for pain, we answer questions to dispel misconceptions.

WAYS TO INCREASE DESIRE INCLUDE

4-HOUR WORKSHOPS

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Agile awareness: Why History Favors Nimble Companies

Custom Workshops Available

1-HOUR LUNCH AND LEARNS

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Waterfall vs agile and successful hybrids

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How date-driven project management is possible using Scrum

Custom Workshops Available

KNOWLEDGE

Learning the details about how to make the change is your next step to agile transformation. With a group of individuals primed with awareness and desire for change, the “how” sinks in faster and deeper. We perform a wide variety of trainings at this point:

TEAMS

MANAGEMENT

-Professional Scrum Foundations training
-Professional Scrum Master training (role-based)
-Professional Product Owner training (role-based)
-And many more

-Professional Agile Leadership Essentials - PAL-E
-4-hour Executive workshop
-What does it take for an agile leader to steer the ship
-Agile Contracts workshop

ABILITY

For the change to take hold, individuals must have the ability to perform at the desired level for success. Our focus at this point shifts to more tactical measures to ensure people can get day-to-day work done using new techniques and concepts. We perform a wide variety of training at this point:

  • Coaching and advisory services for Scrum teams to help address day-to-day problems and challenges
  • Coaching and advisory services for managers and executives to help with the transformation strategy and execution
  • Setting up new teams using Scrum to ensure all ingredients are present for success
  • Establish progress reporting
  • Create value-based metrics
  • Review organizational and team structure and how it aligns with value
  • Lunch and learns
  • Managing fixed scope and dates with Scrum

REINFORCEMENT

To ensure the change lasts and becomes part of the way your company does business the changes need cultural and broad-based reinforcement in your company. Ways to help reinforce the change include:

establishing local communities of practice
Working with management to establish new performance standards
building internal agile coaching competencies
partnering with HR to hire the right talent

Agile Transformation Results

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  35-65%

TIME SAVED BY DELIVERING THE RIGHT FEATURES FIRST

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  20-60%

INCREASE IN DEVELOPMENT TEAM THROUGHPUT

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  40%

LESS WASTED TIME WITH IMPROVED EMPLOYEE FOCUS

Make The transformation easier with Responsive advisors