The agility imperative is no longer optional for most companies. Digital transformation, the impacts of the COVID pandemic, and now the economic recovery with disorganized supply chains often close to breakdown—all these factors reinforce the urgency to organize your teams using agility concepts at scale. Why? To expand the value of the Agile approach (whose effectiveness is no longer in question) on a company-wide scale.
According to the State of Agile Report, the SAFe framework (the most widely used framework to move to agility at scale) yields impressive results that should challenge all business leaders: 30% more satisfied employees, 50% faster time to market for products, 50% reduction in defects, 35% increase in productivity.
But how do you get such results? With a magic wand and some expensive strategy consultants? In our experience, that’s not enough! You need a global strategy, an iterative approach, and the right tools. In this article, we share expert tips and resources to help you accelerate your agile transformation.
Get ready for a massive transformation
The implementation of Agility at scale is a complete transformation of the work organization and the way team performance is measured in a company. Of course, it will usually start with a few teams (team of teams or a program), but the objective is to apply this approach to all the teams that create value in the company (value streams). You need proven methods to tackle all the aspects of the transformation—company structure, people, work methods, and performance evaluation—and the technology that underpins it all.