Overview

Many organizations now use Agile practices to drive their business growth. The potential benefit is huge, but it does require that organizations change how they project-manage, how they develop software, and how the business as a whole engages with IT.

There is no out-of-the-box solution for transitioning to Agile. Adoption programs need to be tailored to fit the particular needs of each organization. SolutionsIQ offers two comprehensive workshops to start you on the road to Agile. Each workshop helps executives manage expectations and equips them with the knowledge and tools they need to implement a successful Agile transition.

The Agile Organization: A Business Perspective

This half-day workshop explores why executives should invest in and support Agile practices.

Planning Agile Adoption

This full-day workshop plainly describes how to plan and implement a company-wide Agile adoption program.

The Agile Organization: A Business Perspective

This half-day workshop is designed for business executives and organization leaders who want to learn how Agile adds value to the enterprise, and why executive understanding, sponsorship, and support of Agile practices are essential to successful Agile adoption. It also provides an overview of what Agile is, why it is needed, how it is used, and how it benefits the organization from a management perspective.

This session describes the opportunities and potential impacts of Agile in terms business value and explores how it addresses the root causes of business uncertainty and IT project failure. In addition, we compare and contrast Agile with past business practices and discuss how Agile fosters a culture of innovation and enhances financial performance.

Although Agile has many technical aspects, you don’t need any technical background to benefit from this workshop.

Sample Agenda

A sample agenda of this workshop would include:

  • How Agile solves business problems
  • Agile principles and values
  • Agile business value
  • How Agile changes the enterprise
  • The Agile delivery organization

Planning Agile Adoption

This full-day management workshop is a planning exercise for executives and change agents who are directly responsible for their organization’s Agile adoption. It is designed to help you define and plan a successful Agile change management program and prepare for the transition.

In this workshop, we discuss the real-world obstacles you will face and the steps to take to get past them. A successful Agile adoption program depends on many key factors, including adoption program elements and change management within the organization. We will also define the business case and discuss how success is measured and how to sustain positive results. Finally, we will touch on how the transition affects the organization’s culture, roles, responsibilities, and management practices.

Because of the wide implications of Agile adoption, this workshop is designed to engage executives, managers, and leaders in the business, as well as stakeholders in Human Resources, QA, Finance, PMO, and business sponsors.

Sample Agenda

A sample agenda of this workshop would include:

  • Defining the business case
  • Program vision and roadmap
  • Changes to the enterprise
  • Managing organizational change
  • Competency development

Next Steps

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