What is the challenge?
The world is moving faster and faster. This is not just a subjective feeling, it is reality.
With the internet the world has become a village again. For businesses this means there is no place to go if they are trying to avoid competitors. And with digital business models booming the number of competitors is increasing faster than ever before. To survive in this ever-accelerating world companies need to question every aspect or their organization in order to improve their way of working and ensuring to be or become a truly customer focused company that is able to react swiftly to market changes.
According to the largest Survey on the topic of „Agility“ the following benefits has been achieved by adopting agile ways of working:
Nevertheless, there are significant risks and challenges that organizations adopting agile ways of working are facing:
Common Challenges of Product Delivery Teams
Have you ever seen any of the following struggles within the teams that are building and delivering digital products?
- Clarity of goals
How visible is the link from customer needs to developers that are delivering products to these customers? Do the developers have access to customer insights that they consider when making design decisions? Are there alignment issues between teams or functions of the organization that could harm product delivery?
- Missing transparency
Does the organization foster a positive error culture? Or are the discovery of faults and areas for improvement hindered by fear of negative consequences? Do employees experience and trust that they have psychological safety to discuss sensitive information or observations?
- Component Thinking
Do teams within your organization tend to optimize for the local needs of their team and the components that they are working on? Or are they focused on maximizing the customer value by always looking after and prioritizing what helps improving the delivery of the integrated product or service?
- Location and temporal distribution
How much are your teams distributed over location and time zones? More specifically: how easily and how frequent – planned or not – do they synchronize their work?
- Split of capacity
Do the employees experience frequent interruptions of their work by having to switch to different tasks or issue while working on another one? Do people feel the burden of high task-switching cost?
In case you recognize any or several of these patterns we recommend exploring the improved business outcomes you could realize by shifting to an agile way of working.
What we offer to support you
Our approach to support you with your agile Transformation is unique as we focus on the four following key success factors:
- Support you in diagnosing your current state of the business, level of agility and exploring areas for improvement;
- De-Risking Your agile Transformation by actively mitigate the risks and challenges;
- Making progress transparent and measurable by using metrics based on your business needs ;
- Aiming for Business Agility by looking at the entire value stream of your organization;
- Co-Create the path toward sensible agility for your business together with people representing your organization rather than pursuing a traditional consultant-driven approach.