What happens when you don’t scale your Agile adoption above the team level? You miss out on the benefits that progressive companies are already getting. They are innovating faster and aligning their work with what their business portfolio is funding. They are taking advantage of market opportunities because they revved up their execution engine--many Agile teams working together in a smooth cadence--to build the right features faster than ever. It's time for you to get these benefits too.
Three things you need to scale your adoption
Scaling your Agile adoption is tough, yes, but the time to start is right now. You need a process, a partner, and a tool. You have to eliminate risk and take this seriously.
- Build a Process: If you don’t already have a process in mind for coordinated Agile planning and execution at the program level, a place to start is the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe). SAFe has emerged as a proven, publicly available framework for applying Lean and Agile practices at enterprise scale, and is designed to be customizable as your experience grows.
- Choose the Right Partner: Get coaching from an experienced partner. Rally’s customers consistently tell us they value a partner who has practical experience and a proven track record helping companies scale Agile through both product and transformation services. According to Forrester, Firms that charge into the transformation blindly will meet an untimely but fairly predictable end.* Don’t charge blindly.
- Tool Up and Collaborate: The bottom line is, you need a tool. There is no other way to collaborate, see what’s happening across all teams worldwide, and roll up data into usable reports that help you make the right decisions.
How much does it cost when you don’t deliver?
The stakes are high. You know the impact on your business if you miss a major market opportunity: you lose market advantage, you miss out on revenue, and you allow your competitors to gain a foothold. Not to mention the salary and operational costs associated with developing software and missing the mark. You must get this right.
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Check out Rally's Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) toolkit. If you are attending the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit in National Harbor, MD or London, UK, then look for Rally as a sponsor. Come visit us at Booth 311 to see how we are helping companies scale Agile to the program and portfolio levels, and how we support the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) standard.
*Diego Lo Giudice. Determine The Business And IT Impact Of Agile Development. Forrester Research, Feb 8, 2012.