Together we tailor all aspects of the solution into a target end-state design. Integral to this is the design of an associated change programme that enables the design to be deployed, evaluated and improved early and often.
The benefits of applying Agile principles - most notably a more responsive and efficient development organisation - are broadly accepted. However, scaling Agile to large organisations - 1,000s of developers across 100s of teams - remains a significant challenge.
Code Red have developed an approach to scaling Agile without compromising the core principles - and benefits - of the manifesto. It is not a prescriptive framework - every organisation is different and will need to scale Agile in a different way. The people who actually do the work will work alongside Code Red experts to determine how people, process and technology will adapt to successfully scale agile.
The Code Red approach to scaling Agile has two components: the 4 things that every enterprise needs to do in order to scale Agile successfully (the "Essentials"), and a comprehensive set of guidelines to support enterprises undertaking the change (the "Toolkit"). Code Red people will help you design and implement the essentials, and customise the Toolkit to best fit your needs.
To understand and improve your Concept to Market journey, customer goals, and associated KPIs, must be defined and widely communicated. These will guide all decisions regarding how to scale your Agile implementation and demonstrate its value.
Time to Value, Overall Return on Investment and Customer Feedback are the three KPIs we recommend.
The end-to-end Concept to Market journey is a large, complex system. To manage and improve this system it should be broken down into six independent sub-processes, as shown in the accompanying diagram.
As any process can be initiated at any time, very short cycle times can be achieved which in turn means that all types of change - irrespective of scale or urgency - can be accommodated.
The Dynamic Prioritised List holds all demand, irrespective of source or type, that competes for the same resources. This is essential for effective prioritisation, dependency management and reporting at scale.
This is critical to scaling Agile: the most effective ways of working will be discovered by the teams themselves, so Continuous Improvement must be enabled across the enterprise.
The Handbook is a collecion of articles on different topics that can be referenced at any time.
Detailed straw-man process templates that help you design the six Concept to Market sub-processes that will underpin your organisation's Agile implementation.
These process templates incorporate the 4 scaling Agile essentials, as well as many of the recommendations in the Scaling Agile Handbook.