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4 Best Practices to Agile Transformation Services

Agile transformation is a mindset that inspires people to become receptive to change, and continuous improvement. Develop alignment between business and technical development.

In this article at Forbes, Peter Karlson suggests that by demonstrating the benefits of agile transformation to the staff, an organization can drive progressive, agile development. It can also propel transformative steps to enable more business and better RoI.

Changing Metrics

Employees do not consider progress measuring efforts as a positive development. They often change their approach and behaviors towards their work goals once being rewarded for it. Even different teams work in a unique approach, making it hard to process a piece of meaningful information.

Each metric comes with an overhead needed to track the information. At times, the value does not justify the effort made by a team. So, to overcome such unwanted challenges and to establish meaningful measures to agile transformation, follow these four best practices:

  • Key Focus Areas: Agile transformation should drive benefits in the top three areas, including delivery performance, business results, and team health. The organizations should aim for improved productivity, high consistency, and knowledge to deliver reliable working solutions at a rapid pace. The business results metric is significant to the leaders however it does not refrain them to measure delivery performance. So, the leaders must ensure if the agile approach is competent enough to shape the teams and the organization.
  • Identify the Vital Metrics: Agile methodologies offer a range of metrics, but no organization can use all of them. To acquire an agile transformation, an organization and its leaders must shortlist and identify the right metrics for their growth. They need to tailor them to fit your cultural needs. The leaders must select a blend of soft and hard metrics to balance the agile transformation.
  • Align Metrics Across All Levels: The leaders need to establish a set of metrics to measure the overall progress of an organization. They need to develop alignment between the selected parameters at each level in the hierarchy. It will help teams understand their contribution to achieving strategic business goals. Remain clear about our intentions to communicate it to everyone in the group further and ensure if each member is on the same page.
  • Before, During, & After Change:  Some metrics are sophisticated and may not remain as relevant afterward as they were during and before the transformation. You cannot manage what you cannot measure. So, weigh the metrics ‘before’ the transformation to establish a baseline. Measuring ‘during’ transformation helps in keeping the delivery work on track. ‘Post’ transformation helps in ensuring if the organization has reached an optimized state or not.

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