Five Ways to Scale Agile for the Enterprise

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Establish an enterprise-wide conversation

Agile, and especially enterprise agile, is all about change.  And to create an environment that embraces change, you must establish an enterprise-wide conversation to foster transparency, engage cross-functional teams and create champions. Be sure to involve leadership - they must lead by example and promote autonomy and trust by instilling a problem-solving mindset and encouraging responsible risk-taking. You will see significant strides when the leadership team and development team are connected because of the agile shift across the enterprise.

Propelled by the resounding success of agile on a smaller scale, large global enterprises are increasingly trying to tap the power of agile across distributed teams and complex initiatives. However, while agile works well in the nimble setting of smaller teams and projects, finding the right recipe to make it work across the large-scale, complex enterprise environment is a tough order.  There are many challenges and the chance of failure looms large.

In this slideshow, CI&T’s Felipe Brito walks through five critical steps to harness the potential of these self-sufficient teams to tackle bigger problems across the enterprise. It may be easier said than done, but agile can drive innovation and streamline the development process in a complex enterprise environment. While the agile manifesto is a great starting point, enterprises need to extend the manifesto horizons, assess the core business challenge, and create organizational momentum to solve that challenge. 

 

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