Scaling using Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
In intensive cross-functional workshop formats, the agile teams together with our coaches developed product lines for specific customer groups. The products will be realized based on modular platforms in the future. The advantages are:
- more flexible solutions,
- less complexity,
- more specific approval for further developments of kit elements requiring approval, and therefore
- a more efficient use of the resources’ innovative power.
Working in short iteration cycles with adapted scrum processes helped to shorten the time from idea to product significantly. Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) was used for scaling. SAFe uses Lean and Kanban to coordinate the work of the scrum teams at organization level and ensures that right components are linked with the required resources at the right time.
With the gradual dissolution of grown silos and increasing self-responsibility of the teams, there are already significantly fewer friction losses in cooperation today. The positive spirit of the transformation has begun to infect the internal and external environment of the corporation.
The bottom line is: Of course agility is not the answer to everything. It is extremely important to transform grown structures and routines in a decisive, yet always respectful manner. Agile methods create an awareness and acceptance of permanent changes, requires people to think in terms of roles and tasks rather than hierarchies, and allow those involved to cooperate as equals in a meaningful way.
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