BUILDING AGILE CULTURE IN SIX STEPS
- The speed of change within business has increased exponentially over the years. The only way to do this effectively is to disrupt traditional business models and embed technology into the delivery engine by building agile cultures
where teams are equipped to rapidly deliver value is the only way to endure that these technology initiatives support business growth.
The principles on which Agile Cultures are built include:
- #1 Embrace change improve.
- #2 Let solutions emerge.
- #3 Deliver solutions fast and frequently.
- #4 Trust people to get things done.
- #5 Continuously assess and improve.
Agile Cultures succeed when using the right combination of:
- #1 Systems and design thinking.
- #2 High-performance team dynamics.
- #3 Agile practices.
- #4 Tools for innovation.
Six step model
- #1 Step 1: Redefine the problem: A successful transformation starts with a clear understanding of the problem. Identifying the solution by defining a clear achievable goal and then understanding the obstacles in the way of achieving
- #2 Step 2: Redefine the future: With a clear understanding of the goal it's time to start defining the vision for the future. Look at alternatives build on new ideas, keep positive about all possibilities and "think different".
- #3 Step 3: Redefine teams and engagement: Establishing a high-performance team culture helps develop environments with higher levels of quality and productivity, and these qualities map back to the solutions being produced.
- #4 Step 4: Redefine the way you work: In this phase teams are taught to work in iterations with a number of planning, review and learning ceremonies.
- #5 Step 5: Redefine tools and practices: The best tools make teams more productive and aid visibility and collaboration. Anything that isn't adding to productivity or increasing quality should be removed.
- #6 Step 6: Redefine the journey: Be patient with yourself and your teams but keep a log of results and metrics from the start and refer back to them every now and then.