An agile transformation is a big investment in and for your organization. But it requires both insight, readiness, maturity, good change management – and luck, to create the desired benefits.
In a constantly changeable market, the successful organization has to be lightning fast in its ability to tailor its products and services to fit new needs and demands. This often takes place in a complex context where the solution is not known in advance. Here, the agile organization earns a head start, as it is able to gather specialized knowledge across the organization and deliver solutions in short sprints, which makes it possible to test theses and optimize products. Within especially complex organizations it is necessary to scale the agile processes, so many different teams in different departments can work co-ordinately to create value. Here, the entire organization goes through an agile transformation, most often with a starting point in a framework such as SAFe® . Agile transformations come in both large and small sizes. Regardless of whether you are trying out start-ups, establishing agile teams in a project context or changing a larger part of the organization to have an agile form of collaboration, an agile transformation is a complex task, that works with mindset and culture.
Why should you go through an agile transformation?
An agile transformation is not a goal in and of itself, but a means towards the goal of achieving benefits within quality, – streamlining, – or information. An agile transformation can help you achieve:
- Higher quality of your end products.
- Quicker time to market.
- Increased effectiveness within the individual team.
- Flexibility in terms of changes to the market.