The Agile Accelerator

The Agile Accelerator

Andrew B

Principal Management Consultant

30 days
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The Agile Accelerator: Lean-Agile Current State Assessment and Future State Recommendations [BACKGROUND] Whether adopting a formal Agile framework like SAFe or Scrum or simply starting to integrate Agile principles and values into daily operations, implementing an Agile way of thinking and working has become a necessity in almost every enterprise across all industries. Unfortunately, many organizations that have adopted this new way of working are not experiencing the results and realizing the expected outcomes from making this shift. From my experience, very few organizations have defined in clear terms why they are adopting Agile, created a vision for what they hope to accomplish, developed an iterative strategy to support the implementation of that vision, and communicated that outwardly to the enterprise. On top of that, most organizations have fundamental underlying systems that if not addressed, will inhibit an organization's ability to develop overall business agility. I tell all of my clients: “The goal is not to become more Agile, the goal is to build sustainable systems that enable you to more effectively respond to change and deliver consistently upon your desired business outcomes. Agile is just the vehicle that enables us to get there.” [WHO AM I] I am a certified Agile Coach, management consultant, and change agent with 13 years of experience helping organizations, at any stage of their Agile journey, realize the outcomes that adoption of an Agile operating model promises. I specialize in conducting a comprehensive current state analysis to assess the effectiveness of your Agile program, for enterprises of all sizes, to identify underlying organizational impediments and pinpoint areas for optimization & strategic change. [WHO IS THIS SERVICE OFFERING FOR?] This solution is designed to jumpstart organizations who have implemented Agile, but are not realizing the expected benefits. This solution is also focused on enterprises facing challenges supporting an Agile way of working that have transitioned to a hybrid or fully remote workforce. [WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH?] * Take a holistic, systems-thinking view of the enterprise * Listen, observe, and ask questions * Identify underlying organizational patterns * Investigate beyond the surface level symptoms * Evaluate: Will the conditions of the current environment enable the ability to grow and scale a Lean-Agile way of working and realize its benefits? If not, what needs to change? [HOW LONG IS THIS ENGAGEMENT] 8 weeks. [WHAT ARE YOUR OBJECTIVES?] Over an eight week period, I work with your executive leadership team, Agile leadership and select change agents to: 1. Learn your enterprise ecosystem 2. Evaluate its strengths and limitations 3. Discover the root cause and identify the underlying organizational patterns inhibiting overall business agility 4. Identify areas for optimization to implement strategic change 5. Develop a roadmap and set of recommendations designed to drive lasting outcomes [WHAT OUTCOMES CAN YOU EXPECT?] * Identification of the organizational patterns, processes, ways of working, and ways of thinking that are preventing your organization from realizing the benefits of adopting Agile * A clear understanding of the root causes inhibiting business agility, organizational alignment, and operational excellence * A set of recommendations designed to optimize sub-optimal competency areas and resolve these systemic, reoccurring problems * A roadmap that sequences these activities into a set of recommended next steps for your Agile journey to begin realizing your desired business outcomes * The strengths and positive aspects of your Agile program that should be recognized and expanded [WHAT IS THE OVERALL GOAL OF THIS SOLUTION?] * To develop an awareness to the unconscious organizational patterns, habits, ways of working, and ways of thinking that impair our ability as an enterprise to deliver consistent value * To design an iterative and incremental roadmap for solving those issues * To create a clear vision with the why behind your adoption of Agile and better alignment within the organization * To create a better, more transparent connection between leadership & teams


1. Current State Analysis 2. Future State Recommendations and Roadmap

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