STEP TWO: STARTING & MEASURING
SUMMARY: In the 2nd step, you execute a small but compete implementation. This includes planning, selecting metrics, executing, and periodically adjusting as you go.
Some of the planning & details in this 2nd step are described below:
With a pilot, you gain direct experience with launching and supporting Agile teams. A lot of learning is gained. This learning achieves the following outcomes:
- You leverage the assessment and training phases, by implementing Agile process with real teams
- You assign people to roles, and identify the pilot teams
- You finalize the operational details by finalizing plans for the pilot
One important consequence of launching a pilot is the establishment of specific metrics.
Metrics form the feedback system for dynamic steering of the Agile pilot. We work with you to select the specific metrics that reflect at least these measurement domains:
As the pilot unfolds, how you will operate and execute at scale becomes much more apparent. Challenges also surface. During the pilot phase, you gain the following:
- Direct experience with the changes in process, coordination and value delivery
- Hard data on and practice with the measures and metric you plan to use at scale
- Identification of opportunities for improvement and also identification of potential challenges to improvement at scale
Most Agile pilots are implemented with willing, enthusiastic teams who want to be part of the change. Enthusiastic teams helps ensure the success of your pilot program.