About Agile Transformation


Agile Transformation

The primary goal of an Agile Transformation is to improve business agility so that you can deliver value to customers sooner. Another key goal is to be able to rapidly respond to change.

Teams are the basic building block of enterprise agility. Organizations that succeed with agile will have a network of teams that work in short sprints – typically 2 weeks. That allows for short feedback loops and rapid delivery. As much as possible, those teams are empowered to make their own decisions and that maximizes learning, speed of execution, and continuous improvement.

An agile business transformation improves your organization across the board including people, processes, organizational structure, technology, and even strategy. Your organization will become faster and more flexible while maintaining the stability you need to succeed.

Our Agile Transformation Coaches support the alignment of your teams and organization. They promote learning and growth at the individual, team, and leadership levels. And they encourage agile ways of working that highlight predictable delivery. The result is an environment where customers are delighted, and team members are engaged and empowered to do their very best work. We’ve supported dozens of Fortune 500 organizations through their waterfall to agile transformation.

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You can also read our client success stories including:

The Agile Transformation Success Story for Bank of America

The benefits that Highland Solutions gained when adopting Agile and Scrum

Agile Transformation Support

Our Coaches have hands on experience with helping companies along their Agile journeys. We will help you to avoid the pitfalls, communication problems, and other breakdowns that might slow your agile transformation down. We also work with your agile leaders and the Agile Champions team to help create agile transformation roadmaps, tackle organizational impediments and create the environment for agility to thrive.

Training Courses to Support Agile Transformation

Leaders often find that training is required for the transformation to succeed. We offer a number of training courses that are popular with companies undergoing transformation.

Training for Leaders Includes courses such as Professional Agile Leadership (PAL), Agile for Leaders and Supporting an Agile Transformation.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to take all of them to be effective. However, the more you learn the better prepared you will be to lead the transformation. You can read why in this article on Leaders Going First in Agile Transformation. For a detailed guide on how to plan for Agile and Scrum training in your organization, please review How to Develop Your Agile Training Plan.

Training for Scrum Masters and Product Owners is a necessary part of an Agile Transformation. People new to the Scrum Master Role should take the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) training and certification. Those in the Product Owner Role should take the Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) training and certification.

Training for Team Members is an area where some organizations try to cut corners. Don’t do it! Teams that get training are more likely to be productive with the Scrum Framework, deliver more predictably and avoid the thrashing and inefficiencies that can occur when team members are not on the same page.

Our most popular training course for teams include Agile for Teams as well as Applying Professional Scrum (APS).

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Are You Looking to Pilot Agile or Take on an Agile Transformation?

It is important to know your goals before your start. If you need help sorting out your options, these blog posts may be helpful to you.

5 Key Differences Between Agile Adoption & Agile Transformation

Agile Leader Role During an Agile Transformation

The Messy Middle Ground of Agile Transformation