The Next Three Keys to Agile Transformation Success
Part 1 discusses the first three keys to success in an Agile Transformation:
- Identify and establish expectations of transformation value with Sponsors / Executives
- Establish and align with Sponsors’ objectives and key results (OKRs) for the next 90 days
- Identify experienced Agile coaches to help define and implement the best way forward
We also encourage you to avoid the largest traps that Agile principles guide against — busy work. It is best to deliver value early. Define teams and transition them to scrum delivery as early as time permits. All else must be subordinated. An experienced Agile coach can start multiple teams to scrum without any enablement of pre-defined training or tools. They are dependent on leadership support to identify specific, dedicated, and willing people to work on the new Agile team. Often the largest challenge fits into the category of "change management." Emotional intelligence and stress management skills become paramount in the success of your transformation.
Assuming you have implemented keys 1, 2, and 3, you are ready for the next keys to a successful transformation.