Small actions that you perform are better than big actions that you plan.

George Catlett Marshall jun.

Working Agile

Everything … changes … constantly …! – Agile action is necessary to be able to react optimally to constant change and the changes in customer needs. To solve complex problems, we need agile methods. However, these are completely different approaches than the established methods, with which desperate attempts are made to meet the constant change.
Agile working means strengthening the personal responsibility of each employee – self-organization and co-responsibility come into focus. Working agile reaches deeper than simply changing an organization or process once. The introduction of an agile organization is much more than an IT project and permeates the organization in its entirety.

Typical reasons for more agility:

What you achieve through agile working:
– Enable dynamic customer and user requirements
– Significantly reduce time to market
– Increase competitiveness
– Optimally use the potential of your employees

Agile Transformation

An agile transformation is a holistic conversion of an organization to agile working, thinking and leading. An agile transformation is necessary for all corporations as well as larger and medium-sized companies that have already recognized agile organizational models and structures as a current and future competitive advantage.
For a successful transformation, not only expertise in agile methods is important. The holistic support of the change process in order to awaken the organization’s willingness to change is of particular importance in an agile transformation.
We have developed an approach as a starting model to bring your organization into agile flow at all levels, so that you can achieve results very quickly and gradually transform your organization into an agile organization. However, the exact path is of course completely individual and will be determined together with you.

Procedure for an agile transformation

If you are interested in transforming your company to agile working

Assessment
The success factors of the past are not always the solutions for the future. We have to go beyond the symptoms to find the real core of the challenges, to name them clearly and only then are we often able to proceed effectively. Our assessment creates an overview of the status quo and helps to assess the current situation versus the desired situation.

Transformation strategy and building a transformation team
A transformation always aims at ambitious goals, which often can only be achieved by a complete rethinking of the way of working. From the goal of the transformation, the necessity and the orientation to go new ways motivates itself. The transformation strategy helps to set the right priorities and to pilot unknown topics in a targeted manner as well as to find and roll out the company’s own effective solution approaches. The Transformation Team drives change. From the transformation strategy, it sets up pilots to validate better ways in practice.
New approaches always create friction with the existing organization. It is the transformation team’s job to evaluate these obstacles and create sustainable solutions for the organization. If procedures have proven themselves in practice, the team organizes the roll-out.

Supporting pilots
When setting up the first pilots, we provide support during the preparation phase in order to select the right pilots and align them for maximum insight. In practice, we often actively accompany them to try out new methods in a sustainable way. In the further accompaniment, ideally internal forces are built up to take over this accompaniment for future pilots. 
Operational support is available from our colleagues at Changepoint°Technology. 

Agile software development
In order to achieve rapid success through agile software development, we support your software development with experienced agile software developers or even entire development teams. The self-organization of development teams and the responsibility of each individual team member can be learned and internalized through the example set by experienced team members.
Operational support is available from our colleagues at Changepoint°Technology. 

Agile Project Management
We support you as Interim Scrum Master in your projects. Within the scope of the projects, we train your employees to take over the task of the Scrum Master piece by piece. In this way, our role changes during the course of the project from interim to mentoring and ultimately to coaching. 
Operational support is provided by our colleagues at Changepoint°Technology. 

Building your own competence through Scrum trainings and certifications
New skills and a fundamental understanding are required to actively and maturely shape change. The education of suitable forces through training & coaching is the key here. Our Scrum trainings offer you a solid basis for the implementation, which we offer through our Certified Scrum Trainers (CST) and Certified Enterprise Coaches (CEC) in the complete range; starting with the training to CSM – Certified Scrum Master and to CSPO – Certified Scrum Product Owner, etc..

Further Coaching
From the initial more intensive coaching, the organization drives the change independently. In addition, selective coaching from our side has proven its worth in order to set impulses and incentives for further change. For example, it makes sense to conduct additional assessments after 6-12 months to evaluate progress and alignment.