EXECUTING ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE, THE AGILE WAY

With the speed of change and innovation increasing more and more organizations are looking at how to remain competitive. Many of them have turned to Agile to do that but tend to use outdated change management approaches and tools. We can help provide you with an in-depth understanding of Lean & Agile practices and we can show you how to use these techniques to facilitate change.

Agile Change Management is a revolutionary approach that takes ideas from SAFe, Lean Startup, Agile, Organisational Development and Change Management to help you figure out the best approach to the change you’re faced with.

What is Agile Change Management?

A basic definition of agile change management is the management, creation, and execution of changes in processes, team dynamics and mindset.

The methodology is a modern idea and has tremendous advantages for those interested in organisational transformation. By integrating working software development processes with best practices for improving management, businesses get the best of both worlds.

Agile change management is ideally suited to digital transformations and IT organisational change and varies from general organisational change. As an approach, it’s proved to be an incredibly fitting solution when there are small or large changes.

Regardless the scale of processes, agile thinking can be used to handle change. Following the agile mindset and agile methodology keeps your development lifecycle lean and agile and whatever software is created can adapt to changes when they occur.

An iterative approach underlies each change and version release. With an agile mindset in place your team adapts to changes more rapidly because your developers embrace  changing requirements for client benefit while always aligning to a strategic roadmap.

What Do Agile Teams Get From Adopting Agile Change Management Practices?

Remaining open to the benefits of agile change management will ensure you have a lean and responsive change process. This is the foundation for the agile approach in change management. If you don’t have a framework to change your processes, your team is not even agile, they are simply performing task management.

Think of “change quality” rather than “change power.” Transformation is natural for agile but if transformation for its own sake is your end goal then you will reach an impasse. Rather, focus on the quality of the changes the agile mindset introduces into your company, as these will be more beneficial and long-lasting. This shift in perspective is one of the most critical in making the change management process more effective.

 

Set regulatory procedures on a regular basis for all the above. There is a reason why scrum is held every day — it works. Setting up routines, behaviours, and processes ensures that that every relevant stakeholder internalises the agile mindset.

Why Do Companies Use Agile Change?

An agile strategy means working more collaboratively, getting reviews quicker and releasing early. It allows big organizations to streamline their operations and respond to changes which occur as companies scale.

The reason major companies want their operations to be simplified is that they are huge corporations with a lot of moving parts. It’s easy for processes to be inefficient or sometimes completely counterproductive.

To achieve true scale, agile systems must be built with an Agile change approach. When processes are created, they need to meet certain criteria such as being repeatable, and able to be done by anyone with the correct training. Creating an agile environment allows these multinational businesses to scale continually and enact successful change.

Why Is The Agile Change Model Considered The Best?

Agile Change Sprints play a significant part in allowing deliverables to be released quickly to the market.
  • Agile is cost efficient and more flexible. It saves money, which allows you to spend money on other revenue-generating processes.
  • Agile is people-focused and collaborative. The approach relies heavily on people and teamwork, giving the development team multiple ways to collaborate with stakeholders and to consider their vision.
  • Agile reduces risks by making your teams deal with small, manageable increments instead of large-scale product output. This can help you find challenges faster.
  • Agile processes include useful features such as user-stories, which describe product features in detail before they are even developed. This allows product owners to communicate directly with development teams, reducing barriers to communication, and building accuracy and efficiency.
  • Speedy decisions will require development teams to work on their toes in real-time within some time constraints and schedules. This helps team members to internalise agile change management as a daily process and simply theory.
  • Popular businesses using Agile include Apple, IBM, Microsoft, and Procter & Gamble.
All of this is most effectively introduced, scaled and made sustainable with an Agile Change approach.

What our customers have to say

Timothy Besigye
Timothy Besigye
2020-09-08
Well facilitated training especially with delegates connecting remotely, the course was delivered exceptionally well. The knowledge acquisition journey that Vanessa guided us towards was remarkable. We could relate to our current agile ways of working and seek better ways of implementation.
Charl Graham
Charl Graham
2019-06-21
I have learned a lot during the sessions. The sessions was fun, energetic and with high engagement. Really enjoyed it.
Riana Engelbrecht
Riana Engelbrecht
2019-06-05
I enjoyed the course, the pace was good for me,the content and learning mechanisms very effective. I have done agile courses before with like minded individuals, so it was interesting to see and observe the reaction from "technical"participants regarding the chaos represented by the games. Maybe some objectives to games, and examples/videos of where games work afterwards may give so context?
Hishamuddien Rumaney
Hishamuddien Rumaney
2019-05-31
This was an amazing course
Jason Rattray
Jason Rattray
2019-05-31
Great overview and actual practical engagement with this methodology leaving one confident and prepared to implement this in your business
Gugu Msibi
Gugu Msibi
2019-05-31
The agile training course has empowered me and yes indeed it is way of doing things. This is only the beginning and I have started looking for opportunities even outside of work where I can start using it. I believe my life has been transformed.
Salim Desai
Salim Desai
2019-05-31
What a fun learning experience!
Clive Kairuz
Clive Kairuz
2019-05-28
Wow - thoroughly enjoyed my training at Agile of Course. Highly recommend their courses to anyone that wants to learn more about Agile!

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