is hard. After over 20 years, organizations still fail to realize the full benefits of at scale. They’ve seen the impact of level, improving productivity, decreasing risks and costs, and increasing revenue. Still, they are failing to maximize those benefits across the enterprise.
“As your organization grows, you’re trying to accomplish much more. So how do you do that? It’s not just by adding more Agile teams across the business. It’s also not just about speed or delivery velocity. We’ve learned along the way that it’s about creating a shared vision across the business and building the right things,” said Brook Appelbaum, director of Product Marketing at portfolio management and work management company .
Organizations that have seen success at the teams to solve problems. Sure, they end up with many fast-moving teams, but those operate in silos without the necessary coordination and connection. “They do not realize the true benefits of Agile,” Appelbaum explained.
To be successful at scale, organizations have to take the learnings of their Agile teams and apply them at scale: incorporating feedback loops, iterating, and coordinating work across a much more complex structure – and the key to all of this is a . By connecting teams and enabling them to see how their work fits into the bigger picture, Appelbaum believes organizations can improve their ability to plan, coordinate, improve their time to market, and gain many other Agile benefits. As you start to grow, some of the building blocks of Agile – transparency, collaboration, — become so much more important because you have to be thoughtful about how you engage, explain, coordinate, share, and iterate to create value at every turn,” she said.
Calculating your Agile ROI
To help organizations better understand their Agile efforts at scale, Planview recently released the . The calculator aims to on Agile’s art of the possible. It is designed to facilitate Agile transformation successes and failures. It optimization, reduce time to market, and improve employee job satisfaction and productivity.
“Often when an Agile Transformation isn’t going as expected, it’s due to reasons that are harder to measure: cultural mismatches, ‘performative’ Agile or lack of executive commitment,” said Appelbaum. “The ROI calculator provides critical information that shines a light on some of these challenges and real metrics that can help organizations carve a path forward to success.”
The ROI calculator highlights metrics, including how long it takes to get a significant initiative or epic to completion and whether those times can be improved. It on whether teams are working in isolation or if they can communicate, coordinate, plan, and work together as a cross-functional group of units.
Additionally, it estimates job satisfaction and reduced employee turnover for Agile team members utilizing their favorite Agile team tools. For example, different . As a result, organizations can get that consolidated view of the business while keeping their key developer talent happy.
However, Appelbaum also noted that “Organizations some of the challenges preventing them from realizing true success with Agile at scale, whether cultural, procedural, or even technical: for example, are the products you’re using limiting your ability to scale? It’s paramount to figure out how to connect [teams], how to get them to plan together, synchronize and collaborate because that’s really what it’s all about, being able to take these big, important, complex initiatives and decompose them into bite-size chunks of incremental value delivery.”
Planview . “One of the things we hesitate to talk about is Agile risk and failure, but it does happen…there is still a level of failure in every type of project, and we are looking to add some metrics around those missteps,” said Appelbaum. The calculator was designed to facilitate a conversation within the organization about their current and future Agile successes. Visit their website if you’d like to learn more about Planview’s Agile ROI calculator or Planview’s Agile solutions.