Agile Transformation

How classic organizations become agile organizations

Quality improves by 79%, development time is reduced by 80% and teams become 85% more productive. Agile companies have significant advantages in complex market situations where customer requirements often change: they are more adaptable, more efficient, and meet the highest customer demands. You can react faster to new things.

Agility focuses on flexibility, highest quality and customer satisfaction. In dynamic and complex market situations, flexibility combined with top quality is crucial for companies to survive.

Agility combines flexibility, rapidity and efficiency with the highest quality and customer satisfaction

Agile working means an entrepreneurial attitude that puts the customer and his needs in the foreground. In doing so, many organizational structures are broken up and the way is created for an innovative and more productive environment. Communication at eye level instead of a rigid hierarchy and an open feedback culture as well as efficient dialogue communication are the first step for a functioning organization that can respond dynamically and successfully in turbulent and uncertain situations.

Agile companies improve their quality by 79% and reduce development time by 80%

Self-organizing and cross-functional teams are in a position to make their own decisions and to optimally design their work. This leads to faster finding the best solutions for the customer. The purpose behind this is to keep communication channels and processes as streamlined as possible, and to give teams the opportunity to receive direct feedback on their work. Agility means for teams to make decisions on their own responsibility and take more responsibility, also because the teams are in close contact with the customer. This leads to shorter communication paths, easier organizational processes, faster production times and faster deliveries.

On the executive side, an agile mindset means having the courage to change and to have confidence in the skills of the employees, to recognize lifelong learning as basic prerequisites and to learn acceptance from mistakes. An agile leader sees himself as the coach of the team that does everything possible to support and promote their employees in their activities.

Sufficient information about the reasons and benefits but also the risks ensures confidence, security and curiosity in the team before the transformation

In order to work agile methods such as Scrum, Kanban or Design Thinking are ideal for organizing an agile transformation. What is needed is that all the people involved know about agile structures and the innovations that will emerge in their everyday lives. Moving to agile working with short iterations and continuous feedback loops can be challenging for some companies.

The benefits for all must be clear and how things should be in the future

It is very important to be considerate and sufficiently informed about the reasons and benefits as well as the risks of agility. Making the characteristics of agility transparent and sharing the journey to an agile organization together must provide confidence, security and curiosity to successfully execute the process.

New roles and a new understanding of leadership as a prerequisite for agile work

A transformation to agile work means new roles and a new understanding of leadership. Agile structures provide for a division in terms of technical leadership by the Topic / Product Owner and disciplinary leadership, team development and individual development by the People Line Manager or Scrum Master. The team works on its own responsibility, the two leadership roles act as their coaches, supporting them and paving the way for smooth work processes.

We advise you in detail on all the essential steps that must be followed, both at the structural as well as on the personal level. Our experienced coaches will help you to transform into a successful and agile company and will be there to help you make the best possible transition.