Agile Transformation
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Agile
Transformation

Transform your organization by adopting Agile, which helps clients embrace new principles and thrive in a flexible, collaborative environment.

Given the appropriate mindset, Agile practices can help organizations work well throughout the company. This means working on continuous improvement and flat management, defining team roles internally, not assigning them externally, small teams of 3 – 9 people empowered to move in quick iterations, meet daily to solve issues and prepared for release at the end of an identified time period.

Agile Transformation Services

Agile Assessment Services

If Agile Transformation is the process of moving to a flat organization of small autonomous teams, open, adaptable, and engaged in continuous improvement, then Agile Assessment is the ignition to that process.

Agile Training and Certifications

If Agile Assessment ignites the process of Agile Transformation, Agile Certification and Training are usually the first stop on the Agile Transformation Journey.

Agile Implementation Consultancy

Agile development puts the emphasis on the customer, and all corrections or adjustments to the product derive from customer use feedback. The highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery in order to ultimately reach the market as soon as possible.

Agile Consulting and Coaching

Let Symphony Solutions’ skilled Agile change agents consult with your company and coach your teams toward a faster and more effective work style. The coaches do one-on-one and group support, until your teams are self-sustaining.

Business Agility Transformation

Business Agility refers to those well-adapted enterprises which can respond quickly to market changes, internally and externally, without losing momentum or vision.

Agile Transformation Roadmap

Agile Transformation is the process whereby an organization shifts from a more traditional mindset to Agile and Lean principles and practices. This can take several months to get going and is a major commitment from management, but most companies will report increased delivery and revenue as a result. The process is long-term and consists of the following steps.

0. Assessment

The Symphony Solutions’ Lean Agile coalition conducts an Assessment for companies seeking Agile Transformation consulting. The Assessment can take from 2 days to several weeks. When finished and evaluated, the Agile consultants will provide an Adoption Roadmap and clear communication of how to proceed.

0. Assessment

Education is at the heart of change. From Scrum Basics trainings to advanced certifications, these are 2-day trainings which can be with or without certification. Our LACE coalition plans and conducts all trainings and can coach teams through to Implementation or until they are well adapted to working in a new way.

1. Education

Agile ensures that value is optimized throughout the development process. It recommends creating cross-functional and self-organized teams, introducing new team roles, such as Scrum Master and Product Owner, who is the connection between the business and the team.

2. Process

Tools are work management practices to give the tide of development a push forward. It is important that all members of the team use the same tools, issue types and flows.

3. Tooling

This refers to attitudes and behaviors which encourage all levels of an organization to be naturally more adaptive, flexible and cohesive. Since Agile is a philosophy, the degree to which it penetrates the organization is the point at which the culture begins to be defined.

4. Culture

The best Agile coaches support the teams, monitor progress, aim for less and less involvement, and recognize when their jobs are over. Support can be individual and group guidance, such that the team naturally becomes less reliant on the coach and more independent. Coaches can always return when they are needed.

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Agile Transformation Solutions

Symphony Solutions’ LACE professionals, as ICAgile Authorized Providers of Agile Transformation services and SAFe Program Consultants, offer assistance in multiple areas for customers seeking how to improve.

1-2 months

Go Agile

  • 1-2 Teams
  • Scrum Basics
  • Agile Fundamentals
  • Scrum/Kanban
  • Team Level

This service package offers a blend of the primary path to Agile transformation, including basic practices, and primary roles.

4+ months

Grow Agile

  • 3+ Teams
  • Leading SAFe
  • SAFe SM
  • SAFe PO
  • Scrum/Kanban
  • Program Level
  • Portfolio Level
  • PI Planning Sessions

For big complex projects, we offer services of piloted scale of Agile, and raising to Program and Portfolio levels.

6+ months

Live Agile

  • Entire organization
  • DNA of the company
  • Business Agility
  • Scrum/Kanban
  • Support Functions
  • Strategic sessions
  • Value Streams
  • C-Level

All-inclusive solution elevates the Agile approach from team or project level to the Leadership suite, in order to reach overall Business Agility.

What Is Agile Transformation and How Your Business Can Benefit from It?

With Agile Transformation services a company is able to reinvent itself by changing from traditional organization style to Agile principles. Continuous improvement and seeking ways to change management styles to achieve better results stand at the core of the transformation journey of any organization.

In pursuit of innovation, companies may currently be working in waterfall SDLC and want to become lighter, quicker, and more efficient to win the rush to market. Some might already have partly shifted in their methodologies and need pockets of training. Others might need scaled Agile, and others might be completely new to this mindset and culture and need to start at the beginning. Either way, companies that are in pursuit of Business Agility, may anticipate to change as they are on their journey:

  • Become more flexible
  • Better respond to market change
  • Accelerate time to market.

A company’s capacity for adopting this methodology and reaping full benefits of continuous delivery depends on its willingness to change and Agile maturity. This means that commitment to and readiness for a change need to guide the decision to begin. Symphony Solutions’ experts provide Agile Transformation services for companies which are willing to embrace new ideas and undergo a transition encompassing:

  • Radical shift in attitudes, mindsets, and culture
  • Learning and being open to change
  • Applying new knowledge into practice.

The main reason that companies that embrace the change experience a significant increase in delivery and profits is the relentless focus on customer value enhancement. That is why after each sprint, product is released for consumer input, changes are made accordingly, and product is released again. By focusing on the customer at each increment and improving constantly, we achieve:

  • Release completed more quickly
  • Product relevant to user needs
  • Increase in revenue share.
The multi-layered management style and traditional Waterfall SDLC are often not the best for early release and speed to market, the “Holy Grail of Agile”.
JEFF SUTHERLAND, THE AGILE MANIFESTO, 2001