Organisations are experience between 15% – 60% efficiency improvements by implementing Agile into their project delivery practice and at the same time leaders are being asked to to deliver a greater degree of business agility into their Strategy, Operations and Planning cycles.
In order to reliably and quickly achieve these lofty ambitions, Executives recognise that they need help in the form of expert coaching to support their Delivery Teams & Programs, to mature their Project Portfolio & Governance and educate & guide their Executive, if they are to make these objectives a reality.
At EPiC we are helping our clients achieve these objectives by Assessing their unique needs and then helping them build their own actionable growth plans that will take their agility to another level.
In addition we are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of Operational teams that are keen to take advantages of Agile Ways of Working so that they too can become more transparent, efficient and improve their service delivery performance. We have therefore developed a unique coaching plan called “Beyond Projects – Agile ways of working” to support these teams through their own version of Agile Transformation.
The most common coaching services our clients request help with include:
Team & Organisational Growth Plans
Growth Plans are established after a health assessment is performed. Growth plans look at the where there is low maturity or disconnect and define actionable items for teams to mature.
Product Roadmap Planning
The number 1. issue we have seen in agile programs is a lack of vision of the product roadmap presented to the team. This requires business coaching to align the business sponsors and stakeholders to define an agreed program vision.
Technical Architecture Planning
Architecture Runway enables the ability to deliver product and services. Without architecture runway in place, product development is often performed on legacy platforms creating technical debt. Technical debt in turn is the number one killer of organisations ability to deliver fast to market.
Product ROI (Return on Investment)
Leaders need information to make decision, and its important to define the costs and benefits associated with product development. Product ROI is business & technology coaching to determine the cost & benefits associated with new products.
Once feasibility & funding is approved, initiative kickoff’s is the process of aligning the new team members to the purpose, objective and existing thinking of the initiative.
Big Room Planning
Agile teams change direction, as they explore and decompose features. Big Room Planning is a facilitated event used to coordinate multiple teams to deliver an outcome.
Strategic Retrospectives is the process of gaining measurement insights into your organisation. Established quarterly or bi-annually they collect self assessments from your teams.
Beyond Projects – Agile Ways of Working
In the past year or so, there has been a monumental swing to implement agile ways of working in HR, Markting, Finance and business teams. EPiC has been supporting the education and coaching of BAU teams to use agile principles and practices far beyond the project realm through a combination of BAU training workshops, Part-time cross-team coaching and strategic planning coupled with 90 day action plans.