AGILE PROCESS & FLOW

Agility Health Assessments

 

AGILITY HEALTH ASSESSMENTS

Agility health assessment is a single or multi day assessment of your existing AS-IS agility state. One or more consultant will be spending time with your teams, stakeholders and senior management covering some  projects to get insights on current state of project activities and on awareness of Agile practices/methods for end to end delivery covering the following aspects

 

                • Team Structure & Roles, Expectations, Challenges and Risks 
                • Agile Project management practices and at high level on Engineering Practices 
                • Tools related infrastructure 
                • Brief review of Product Backlog creation/prioritization and User stories and their breakdown, estimation techniques followed 
                • Metrics, Results, KPIs and Management Reports 

Agility health reports will be shared post the assessment which will include project level findings along with a set of themes for improvement. It will also include a transformation plan that will guide all stakeholders to explore ways for effective implementation of recommended improvements based on business impact and project context

 

AGILE TRANSFORMATION JOURNEY

First step in any Agile Transformation journey is maturity assessment or Agility health assessment. What we need to find is at what stage is the team and the project and understand the business context. A diagnostic report is presented to the management post the assessment. Agile adoption roll out plan is discussed in depth and agreed with the leaders. Next step is to train leadership and teams on basic Agile fundamentals and contextualize with the business context. Everyone needs to have a common understanding and terminology. It’s now time to get the ball rolling on the ground and prepare for sprint facilitation, following is a sample roadmap :

 

                  • Team Restructuring + Budgeting + Governance + High Level Delivery Plan + High Level Architecture + Business Outcomes
                  • Product Vision > Product Backlog > Release Plan > Sprint Plan > Daily Plan
                  • Introduction of Ceremonies + Roles
                  • Mentoring and Coaching for User Story Creation + Prioritization + Estimation + Retrospective and others
                  • Creation of self-organizing teams
                  • Sustenance + Stabilization + Scaling + Innovation during Sprints

This is followed by width and depth wise Roll Out. Width wise roll out is Agile at scale, done using specific framework or a mix of methodologies as per the organization context. Depth wise roll-out means introducing Agile engineering and DevOps practices.

 

Agile COE creation with grooming of internal talent pool for various roles is done as a parallel process during the transformation journey once stabilization is achieved.

Agile Transformation Journey
Coach the Coaches Program

 

COACH THE COACHES PROGRAM

Our coach the coaches program is designed to mentor your internal teams for specific Agile roles like Scrum Master, Product Owner and Agile coaches. Our Agile practitioners will work with the team on actual projects as part of the program. Our philosophy on coaching is based on three pillars :

 

Learn & Observe 

Observe & Act

Act & Observe

 

Participants undergoing coach the coaches program for specific roles are awarded three level of certifications, details around the certifications and prerequisites to get the same are mentioned below.

 

Certificate of Participation – A beginner level certification shared with team members undergoing the Agile adoption or transformation journey. Requirement :

 

        • Participant has to undergo the Agile adoption journey as part of the team
        • Demonstrate basic awareness about Agile mindset and culture
        • Know about Agile roles, ceremonies, artefacts and other basic concepts
        • Submit a write-up about their experience with the consultant, certification will be awarded on consultant discretion

Certificate of Experience – A mid level certification shared with practitioner facilitating the Agile adoption or transformation journey. Requirement :

 

        • Participant has to facilitate the Agile adoption journey as part of the team
        • Demonstrate clarity about Agile mindset and culture
        • Facilitate ceremonies, create artefacts, perform specific roles and lead change
        • Submit a write-up about their experience with the consultant, certification will be awarded on consultant discretion

Certificate of Excellence – Advanced level certification shared with practitioner leading and innovating along the Agile adoption or transformation journey leading to continuous improvement stage . Requirement :

 

        • Participant has to lead and innovate along the Agile adoption journey as part of the team
        • Demonstrate clarity about Agile mindset, culture and contexts
        • Facilitate ceremonies, create artefacts, perform and mentor specific roles and manage continuous improvement
        • Submit a write-up about their experience with the consultant, certification will be awarded on consultant discretion

Quick win Pilot

This is a blend of training workshop & hands-on coaching of a few teams for a few weeks to kickstart the agile journey by solving the real problems and realising measurable improvements, It is primarily focused on remote contributions. While training creates awareness about the concepts, coaching intervention for a limited time ensures that teams implement the practices in projects. This program is designed to give the organization flavour of real transformation, help instil confidence in teams that what they have learnt has practical applications and help move organization towards realising the benefits of full scale Agile Transformation.

 

AGILE COACHING & CONSULTING

 

Scrum Master

 

Product Owner

 

Team Agile Coaches

 

Enterprise Coaches

 

SAFe Team, Program and Enterprise Coaches

 

Agile Training Workshops

 

Customized workshops aligned to learning outcomes around Agile

 

Check some of our Custom Workshop Here

 

Check our Public Training calendar Here