Even though the new quarter doesn't start until Wednesday, we are jumping into it with both feet. BTW - that is also the theme for July - Being Agile. Two quick reasons for this theme now. First is we are in new territory when it comes to the economy, social factors, government action and how it is affecting our ability to run a profitable business. The second is how it matches with our previous emphasis around building a "Lean Organization'. The difference is simple - Agile is a mindset that uses the principles of Lean to succeed in unstable times.
Agile Transformation is about forming high-performance teams who apply agile principles in its processes, structure and people development activities. Removing the things that get in the way of accomplishing these things leads to Agile Transformation. Without the proper approach and implementation of these change initiatives, companies are at risk of losing more than just money, but their talent, too.
Today’s show is geared towards equipping you, the coach or consultant, who has been hired to help your client transition to a Agile Business through Agile Transformation. It is a follow on to Episode D.036 and a good reference to keep handy while working with your clients.
What You Need to Know
The key phases to facilitate Agile Transformation include preparing the organization through education and technology support, facilitating Agile adoption and scaling, and managing change while driving continuous improvement. The Agile philosophy is very people centric, but success comes through the adoption of Agile Leadership first within the company. Leadership buy-in is the critical first step to success.
For you to help your client’s Agile Transformation you need to understand the following and ensure the company leadership buys into the following:
Agile Transformation Leadership Challenges
“You have to crack a few eggs to make breakfast” Agile Transformation has its fair share of challenges. Here are a few of them:
Develop an Agile Transformation strategy by knowing where your client’s organization is today and where they need to go. Try to balance predictability with adaptability.
Stay alert for these possible additional disruptors during Agile Transformation:
What You Need to Do
The most important factor to a company’s change management success revolves around people. Everyone must be on board. Leadership in charge of the changes must embrace Agile Transformation first and then influence their employees to do the same.
Follow these steps when helping your client build an Agile Transformation road map:
Track the Transformation
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