Becoming Agile is often an explicit choice to make organizations future proof. The question is how to get there. Inspired by twenty years of experience and best practices in transformations, we have developed our own Integrated Agile Transformation Model, based on changing paradigms. Today, we use this unique approach at clients all over the world to lead their transformations successfully.

Arie van Bennekum, Thoughtleader and Agile Manifesto co-author

Arie van Bennekum Wemanity

The Integrated Agile ™ Transformation Model

The model is organised in a series of waves. Each wave is a simple and functional process where, per time box, explicit objectives are being pursued.

  • First contact

    • Discussing the challenge together with the client
    • Looking into the client’s need
  • Assessment & Foundations

    • Identifying the Agile baseline of the organization
    • Creating the Transformation Backlog
  • Synchronise

    • Train the employees for a common language
    • Create suitable team space(s)
  • Follow

    • Focus on team rituals, team feedback
    • Start up internal communities for sustainability
  • Lead

    • Focus on individual refinement and -feedback
    • Introduce tooling for integrated processes
  • Hand Over

    • Hand over to the coached and trained teams.
    • Prepare the next wave with additional foundations
Integrated Agile Transformation Model IATM

One of the success factors of our IP : our assessment

The assessment is based on 6 organizational competencies and will be used by our Agile coaches during the future waves of the Transformation.
The competencies have been used as a starting point for almost 2 decades and are refined on a regular basis.

Identifying how the actual culture relates to Agile values and principles such as transparency, learning and improvement.

Mapping how in the current situation the organization starts, handels and decharges work to teams or individuals.

Assessing in what way all stakeholders involved relate and interact with each other.

Identifying how valuable delivered solutions are and what the timing of the delivery is.

Looking into processes for knowledge sharing, development, training and group improvement.

Observing in what intensity teams and individuals are used to reflect, improve and how they are supported.

Foundations, another key success factor of our approach

Creating the right Foundations need extra attention because they form the backbone of the Transformation journey. Wemanity coaches, together with the client, look into the transformation objectives and the baseline as observed during the assessment to create the foundations of the Transformation. The Foundations are 3-fold:

Business Foundations

Why transform? What are we going to do to enable change? What do we expect it will bring to the Business?

Business Foundations

SMART transformation objectives
Transformation backlog
Clearly defined Agile user groups

Solution Foundations

What do we need to lead a succesfull transformation ?

Solution Foundations

Agile stack to be used during the wave
Potential set of tools to be used
Definition involved NFR-stakeholders

Management Foundations

How are we going to work together in the transformation journey ?

Management Foundations

Working agreement
Transformation timebox planning
Roles and responsibilities transformation team

Satisfied Clients
Number of Waves
Hours of Training

The Management Foundations are our working agreement with the client. Created in an early stage in the transformation journey, the Transformation Backlog helps align expectations of all parties and discuss the ins and outs of the project.

We are global and are helping clients worldwide.

Arie van Bennekum
Arie van BennekumThoughtleader
Co-author of the Agile Manifesto with over 20 years of experience, Arie is a seasoned expert in Agile Transformations and shows real passion for pragmatic and agnostic Agile.
Agile Transformations
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