Agile Framework & Mindset

“Apply Agile thinking to create high performing teams”

Overview

Agile is a mindset, defined by values, guided by principles and manifested through many different practices. Business agility depends upon a strong foundation in applying Agile principles, processes and frameworks along with embracing Lean and Agile thinking.

This pillar includes the following competencies: Agile Methods, Scaled Agile Planning, Facilitation and Collaboration, and Agile/Lean Mindset.

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Problems We Are Solving

  • Slow time to market, can’t deliver fast enough for customer’s needs
  • Quality/rework issues, little customer engagement
  • Silos, handoffs, heavy processes, lack of trust/communication
  • Multi-tasking, starting work but not getting it to done
  • Role specialization and confusion, ‘not my task’ thinking
  • Lack of predictability and learning, catching failure too late

Desired Outcomes

  • Shift from a plan-driven to a value-driven organization, measured by delivery of business value
  • Cross-functional stable teams eliminate waste caused by multi-tasking and high work in progress (WIP), measured by reduced decreased cycle time
  • Predictable delivery of value through defined planning and execution cadences across teams, measured by increase in predictability and customer confidence

Competencies

Agile for Technology Teams

Agile Methods are a family of development processes (Scrum, Kanban, XP), not a single approach to software development. These methods support core agile values and principles, allowing the organization to learn and adapt quickly. Learn More

Scaled Agile Planning

Scaled Agile Planning is applying Agile methods, practices and team design across the organization to align plans and activities from the top, strategic level down to the detailed level where teams are working to deliver through short iterations. Learn More

Agile For Business Teams

An Agile Mindset is a set of beliefs and viewpoints that support an Agile environment where teams can become high-performing. Lean Thinking is about delivering more value with the same or less resources by eliminating waste across organizations and business processes. Learn More

Radars

SAFe Release Train Health & Portfolio Health Radars

The AgilityHealth SAFe agile assessment radars provide a powerful way to assess the health of your release trains and portfolios by digging deeper into the key dimensions for success and visualizing the results.
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Program Health

The goal of our Agile Program Health Radar is to measure the effectiveness of planning & execution across multiple teams.
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Team Health Radar

Our most popular & powerful benchmark for measuring the health of Agile teams.
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Restrainers

  • Agile mindset not fully understood or embraced
  • Inconsistent Agile techniques & methods applied throughout the organization
  • Overlaps with Stable Teams

Change Management Solutions

  • Agile mindset demonstrated at the top level of the organization
  • Enterprise Agile standards are set while allowing the teams autonomy on agile techniques & team norms
  • Agile mindset embedded within the organizational DNA

Resources

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Scaling Agile Adoption to Multiple Teams

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Iteration Execution – The Daily StandUp

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Facilitation & Perception of Your Leadership

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Behavior Driven Development/Acceptance Test Driven Development

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Keeping User Stories Small: The Secret to Success

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Scaled Agile Planning: Bring Team Level Planning Up to the Portfolio and Enterprise Level

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Making Scaled Agile Planning Work for Everyone

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What’s the true definition of Quality?

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