You’ve probably noticed that anything “traditional” is being removed from almost every area of the modern business environment, including both structural and functional models within an organization. Competing in it requires implementing an agile approach to fast-paced business conditions and it is the reason why so many organizations are now transitioning to an agile way of working, which emphasizes collaboration, speed, and flexibility.
This year was a year of SEEBA’s transformation to a fully Agile Way of Working.
Agile transformation is the process of adopting agile values, principles, and practices in an organization and implies a shift in mindset and culture for both leaders and team members. One of the key responsibilities of agile leaders is to create a safe and supportive environment for their teams to innovate and take risks. This requires building trust, fostering open communication, and empowering team members to make decisions and solve problems on their own.
1. Defining your objectives
The first step is to define the objectives of your organization and determine how agile working will help you achieve your goals. This will allow you to focus on the areas that need to be improved and create an action plan to make the transition.
2. Establishing a team
Once the objectives have been defined, the next step is to create a team to manage the transformation. This team should be made up of representatives from all departments, as well as experts in agile working. They will be responsible for overseeing the transition and ensuring that the change is implemented successfully.
3. Defining the roles and responsibilities
It is important to clearly define the roles and responsibilities of each team member and ensure that everyone is aware of what is expected of them and that they’re on the same page.
4. Developing an agile working structure
Once the team is in place and the roles and responsibilities are clear, it is time to develop an agile working structure. This should include the processes, procedures, and tools that will be used to facilitate agile working.
5. Training and educating
It is important to train and educate the team on how to use the tools and processes. It is also important to provide training in agile working principles, such as collaboration and flexibility.
6. Monitoring progress
Monitoring the progress of the transition means taking care that everything is going according to the plan. This will help to identify any areas that need to be improved or changed.
Making the transition to an agile way of working can be challenging, but it is essential for organizations to remain competitive and successful. By following the tips outlined above, organizations can ensure that the transition is smooth and that the benefits of an agile working environment are realized.
To facilitate agile transformation as a company, organizations need to put focus on agile leadership which means creating a culture of continuous learning and improvement, where team members feel empowered to take ownership of their work and contribute to the success of the organization. By adopting agile values and practices, companies can increase their agility and adaptability, which is crucial in today’s fast-paced and constantly evolving business environment.
During the last year, our entire organization has undergone agile training, and roles have been defined. Our management team is now certified by Scrum Alliance for leading agile teams and organizations. We’ve also configured a new tool to support agile transformation and enable full transparency and visibility into the projects we realize, both for us and our clients.