For Pingala Software, Agile Transformation is fundamentally about bringing Agility at organization level through agile lean principle and values and result better collaboration within team as well as among teams, Healthy backlogs, and regularly producing increments of working, built-in quality software. At scale, it’s creating networks of loosely coupled, self-organized, cross functional teams, coordinating dependencies, managing trade-offs, getting things into the market fast, and measuring throughput instead of productivity, ability to manage changing priorities, better predictability and enhance visibility.
Removing the things that get in the way of accomplishing these things is the work of the Transformation. Transforming the culture, procedures, and tools which make flexible, adaptable workflows possible requires a partner with a deep understanding of what it takes
Our Approach to Agile Transformation :
The Pingala Software’s transformation process starts with an in-depth Discovery Phase of the current state. A company’s history and culture are important in any change, and Pingala takes the time to learn about where a company is coming from to help preserve its core values and identity even as its processes evolve. Pingala team conducts group sessions, one-on-one interviews, and a comprehensive review of a company’s workflows to find out where it is starting from. We pay attention to the company’s hierarchy and structure, tooling and noting how this map onto how it gets the job done.
Following up on the current state review, Pingala Software documents its findings in detail. We provide honest feedback on what’s working and what isn’t, to include processes, procedures and the business tools that a company uses to achieve them. We also provide an assessment of a company’s corporate culture, showing how its goals are being met through existing management structures.
Agile Transformation Drivers
A prioritized Agile Transformation Drivers (ATD) which outlines all your drivers for transformation to an agile / lean methodology.
Pingala always ranks your requirements (as well as our recommendations) by priority and impact, following the Pareto Principle of getting 80% of the work done by focusing on the top 20% requirements with the highest priority and impact. Through a consultative process, we agree on the recommendations and map out a process moving forward.
Based on the ATD, we then research the tools which will best fit with this transformation, consideration the integration of existing technologies as necessary. Once the ATD is finalized and the new tool agreed on, Pingala creates a transformation roadmap designed to guide the next phases.
The Transformation Process
With the agile methodologies, tools, processes and policies outlined, the agile transformation can begin in earnest. Working hand in hand with staff across organization departments, Pingala Software approaches agile implementation through the methodologies, processes, and procedures outlined in the business requirements document and roadmap.
Pingala usually starts with agile project management training. Emphasizing either Scrum or XP or any Scaling framework such as SAFe, LeSS, DAD, SoS etc. or a hybrid approach as determined by the roadmap. Pingala educates both management and staff on how the new methodology and tools could be applied. We pay special attention to a company’s core values and goals during this phase, ensuring that the reason for any change is well understood and internalized by everyone involved.
Since communication is critical to any transformation, Pingala also focuses intently on building new, more efficient channels of communication within the organization. Pingala focuses on Build A Leadership Coalition who all accountable for Agile transformation.
Tools and Processes
Using the technological tools selected in the previous stage, Pingala then implements core project management processes. From project execution and monitoring to personal task management, Pingala Team takes its clients from start to finish of their projects, ensuring that everyone can use the new collaboration and productivity tools to achieve the maximum value.
Focusing on the practices and processes of teams and groups of teams delivering a project, program or product, this encompasses how well individual teams and sets of teams are using Agile frameworks and approaches. The purpose of Agile is to deliver high-quality value to the customer quickly, and technical execution practices and principles enable development teams to produce exactly that. This means ironing out, too, all the wrinkles impeding value delivery all the way to the customer.
Pingala also walks both management and staff through people management concepts, ensuring that everyone on the team understands agile / lean values and principles. This extends down to the individual level as well, showing each team member how to organize their tasks to maximize their contribution in a way that fits with the chosen agile methodology.
Launching the agile transformation process usually starts with a pilot project. Bringing all stakeholders to the table, Pingala will implement its processes and procedures in a limited, low-stakes environment. This gives everyone the chance to establish a baseline of experience in using new tools, implementing new procedures and communicating in new ways. We make sure that the process “sticks” in the right way before the full launch proceeds.
In the end, we launch! Or more accurately, we begin a new chapter in a company’s development – one that may take time to fully implement but will empower any organization to reach new heights. As company grows and matures, Pingala consultants will be there to assist in the change management process. Contact us to plan your Agile Consultation journey and bring Business and Technical Agility!