Often companies are hesitant to get started with transitioning and/or transforming their Traditional Governance to Agile Governance since they’re unsure of where to start. There are a number of paths that will get you to the same destination, but we have found the following format for the journey is most productive and beneficial:
1. Begin with the Leadership Teams
Cascading Vision Workshop
This is designed to facilitate the Leadership Team in defining and agreeing upon the definition for each team member’s vision for their business and technology teams.
Facilitator-led, hands-on participative format
The output of this workshop are the visions that will be used to guide each of the Portfolios, Programs and Projects/Teams that work with each member of the Leadership Team
2. Walkabout Workshop / Big Room Planning
After the Vision(s) is in place, the next step is to build the “big picture” by bringing all of the teams together to product the Portfolio View
Facilitator-led, hands-on participative format … includes both the Leadership Team and all teams involved in delivering the Portfolio
The output of this workshop is the big picture, i.e. Portfolio View
3. The Cutting Room floor exercise / Portfolio Prioritization
Once the Portfolio View is in place, then the Leadership Team and Teams prioritize the work in the portfolio and create work in process limits for each Portfolio, Program and Project/Team
The Portfolio is balanced against the organization’s velocity using this exercise
Facilitator-led, hands-on participative format .. includes both the Leadership Team and all teams involved in delivering the Portfolio
The output of this exercise is the Prioritization of all work included for the Portfolios, Programs and Projects/Teams that is balanced with the existing organizational velocity
4. Ongoing tailored solutions, including the training, coaching and mentoring of the Leadership Teams and all teams involved in delivering the Portfolios.
Tailored solutions for each organization’s specific situation, can include:
Structuring and/or setting-up an Agile PMO
Structuring and/or setting-up an Agile Governance Group (AGG) or Agile Transformation Group (ATG) – used in parallel with the Agile PMO
Refining and/or transforming the organization’s existing Governance meeting structure to an Agile Cadence
Creating the Agile Communication / Reporting dashboards
This step includes both longer-term implementations and health-checks on a regular cadence (when up and running with the customized solution that fits the needs and culture of the organization)
If you’re still unsure of where to begin, then contact Ted or Andrew to arrange for a customized assessment of your organizations readiness to implement Agile Governance.
As with all of our other blog posts previously shared on Agilean.se, these thoughts are Andrew’s and Ted’s and don’t necessarily reflect those of the Knowit Group, PMI, Scrum Alliance, Agile Alliance, etc.
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Update: Almost all tickets for this event are already taken, so if you’re planning on attending, then book your spot a.s.a.p. at the following link (this is a free event):
Topic: Beyond Budgeting
Beyond Budgetering handlar om att förändra hur vi ser på budgetering och budgetarbete idag. Istället för krävande byråkrati och styrsystem handlar det om att lita på människors förmåga att ge dem tid att reflektera, dela, lära och förbättra under resans gång – vilket leder till ett mer effektivt och relevant resultat.
Presenter: Stefan Ovemark, Senior verksamhetskonsult, Knowit Decision
Stefan Ovemark har över 10 års erfarenhet av att införa systemstöd för budgetering. Han började som controller 2001 och har sedan dess arbetat både i linjen och som konsult i gränslandet mellan ekonomi och IT. De senaste åren har Stefan varit involverad i stora projekt på bland annat bank, försäkring och ett av Sveriges största sjukhus.
Light Lunch included (many thanks to Knowit Decision for sposoring today’s lunch!)
See you there!
For those that are tracking this blog, the next Agile Governance Community of Practice – Sweden even is on 29 January and there are only a few tickets left. Register here on Eventbrite.
Topic: Agile Governance – Focus Led Organizations with Vision (FLOw Vision)
Presenter: Andrew Kallman
Becoming agile at the program, portfolio, C-suite and Board levels begins with having a shared (and agreed upon) Vision. Achieving the Vision to be agile is a journey that can be challenging for many organizations. One of the keys to success is understanding whether your organization is synchronous or asynchronous not just in its culture, but also in its organizational structure.
In this presentation / workshop you will learn how to successfully use the UVF (Unified Vision Framework), VSPT (Vision, Strategy People and Tasks) and 4D Model (Define, Distill, Deliver and Drive) to create a truly Agile culture at all levels in your enterprise.
Please note that the time for this workshop is from kl 14 – 16 (coffee and water will be available).
Helia Conference room at Knowit Group
Klarabergsgatan 60, 4th Floor
Look forward to seeing you there.