The basics you need to kick-start your scaled agile transformation above the team level
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Essentials Will Kickstart Your Transformation
The Essentials package was designed explicitly for multiple teams that need to get started with the scaling activities of planning PIs and setting up release trains, but aren't quite ready to manage at higher levels just yet. This package of fundamental features will get you set up to bring teams together and start working smoothly at the program level.
WE UNDERSTAND THE TRANSFORMATION JOURNEY
AgileCraft Essentials helps Agile development team leaders set a scaling transformation path for their Agile teams that is sustainable, efficient, and fast. Whether you already have a team solution in place such, Jira or TFS, or even if you're just getting started, AgileCraft can get your team data organized quickly into programs and create better visibility at the Program level. When your Agile teams begin to multiply and scale, their need to establish connections and set a cadence becomes more important and complex at the same rate. With Essentials, leaders can bring teams together to scale at the right level, at the right pace, with the right tools.
When Agile teams begin to multiply, the need to start guiding the scaling transformation is revealed through several telltale signs. AgileCraft Essentials can empower you to fend off each of these common scaling pains everyone feels early on.
Make all work across the teams visible so everyone stays aligned
It's hard to give clear status because features, dependencies and integration issues often manifest as issues while the release is in flight...
AgileCraft's core technology helps teams understand the "why" of each large piece of work, their role in it and then consolidates the results. As the teams deliver work over sprints any issues or planning gaps become visible in real time so there is time to reprioritize, swarm or change direction to ensure that maximum value is still delivered for the release or program increment.
Deliver clarity with the status of all open risks and objectives
Leadership is frustrated because risks don't get reported across teams, and teams are not aligned on goals and priorities...
Unify the program by setting key objectives for the team and program together, clarifying the overall goals and demonstrating meaning in individual work. This is where you identify risks to help improve team visibility and drive mitigations while leveraging tried and true risk management models like ROAM. You can roll them up quickly and easily to the management team so that they can help unblock impediments and align priority.
Head off conflicts before they happen with dependency maps
Dependencies are not identified early enough in the release (if ever) and projects become delayed due to rework and confusion...
The nearly-impossible feat of managing and visualizing dependencies across teams and programs becomes a problem of the past. Now bottlenecks are identified early and unforeseen problems are mitigated without panic. Reduce delays with your newly transparent dependency management and see the results of better coordination and faster delivery work across teams.
Map out the plan with visually rich roadmaps connected to execution
Teams plan and execute well individually, but can't conceive of longer term, integrated delivery plans across teams and programs...
Basic roadmaps enable program managers and Release Train Engineers to create and communicate a shared vision for what the organization will build and release over time. The Delivery Team will be able to connect that the importance and meaning of actual work they are doing to the cadence of Release Trains.
Keep work moving together with a central program board
Different work streams become siloed and misaligned across teams and programs, so productivity and confidence drop...
Instantly visualize all the work in progress across all teams and programs with a color coded, big picture view. Teams can see each other's progress, and understand how their Epics, Features, Stories and Tasks all fit together. Individuals understand how their work relates to not only their success, but the program delivery success as well.
Collaborate more efficiently as a team in program rooms
Teams are traditionally focused only on sprint work with no way to see the organizational big picture, so release or PI planning sessions don't have much meaning....
The Program Room is your command center for scale. This is where you manage the entire PI planning and execution workflow, including actions, impediments, dependencies and objectives. Release Train Engineers or Program Managers plan, manage, and report on the PI in a single unified view that the team can observe and monitor, keeping them engaged in the bigger picture.
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