3 Challenges To Overcome During Enterprise Agile Transformation

By Andy Sio
December 1, 2016

Completing an Enterprise Agile transformation will require a well-orchestrated plan and the help of a team of Agile experts. As you adjust your corporate culture to effectively begin your Agile journey, you might discover that you have a few obstacles to overcome. Fortunately, with the help of Sapience Consulting, LLC, you can efficiently surpass any Agile transformation roadblocks.

Surpassing The 3 Most Common Challenges Faced By Enterprise Agile Transformations

  1. Our Work Doesn’t Fit Agile — Your team might balk at the idea of moving to Agile by saying that “our work doesn’t fit the Agile model.” If this is the case, then you need to take a step back and analyze the work being completed. If for example, the team is only responsible for setting up basic firewall rules, then scrum may not be the correct Agile approach; however, the team could use Kanban to help to visualize the flow of work. If, however, the team is responsible for complex data security projects, then the complaint is because they are fearful of the unknown and are hesitant to switch from waterfall to an Agile approach. Overcoming this challenge will require you to gain an understanding of a) the type of work completed and its constrains, b) the organization structure and alignment, and c) the right Agile methodologies needed to complete the work.

  2. We Are Held Up By Internal Roadblocks — Current infrastructure, company culture, and a waterfall-driven mindset are all potential roadblocks that can cause software delivery teams to simply wait to roll-out an Agile solution. If you want to overcome this challenge, then you must tackle the problem head-on by creating a well-orchestrated plan with a clear vision, benefits and roadmap to get people onboard. Adopting an Agile solution will take time; however, that is no excuse for your team to simply balk at the task, especially when the ending benefits are so great.

  3. Our Agile Teams Aren’t Getting The Benefits We Expected — Agile is purposefully designed to be flexible, however it does require a certain level of discipline. In this vein, if you want to get the most out of an Agile solution, then you are going to need the help of an Agile transformation team. This team will become your Agile coaches and go-to experts to help your team adjust from using waterfall methodologies to “doing things the Agile way.”

The Bottom Line: Make The Change To Agile Today

It is no secret that an enterprise Agile transformation is a game-winning move. In order for you to seamlessly make this transition, you are going to need a little help. Sapience Consulting, LLC is a Minnesota based IT strategy and execution company that focuses on helping businesses efficiently complete an Enterprise Agile transformation. Contact a Sapience Consulting team member today to unlock the door to future business successes.

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