- Teams are formed around projects – Individual resources are assigned as a percentage to projects. For the majority of ATC, teams do not stay together for long periods of time and are frequently assigned to multiple
- Technology commitments are not predictable.
- Work is funded in large batches – Projects have a strong perception of taking 9 to 18 months to fully deliver any working functionality.
- Delivery teams are too far removed from original business goal.
- All Stakeholders are not involved early enough in the process- Leads to changes in direction late in the process and Results in re-work and inefficiency.
Pivotal Performance helped to address the core business drivers by increasing speed, flexibility and predictability of the teams by measuring confirming:
- Teams can coordinate and deliver enough to make a release level
- Delivery teams are reliably making and meeting commitments
- Teams are continuously improving lead times.
- Pivotal Performance Increased Speed and Flexibility by:
- Delivering the highest value features first
- Delivering frequent, high quality releases
- Testing hypotheses quickly, succeeding or failing fast
- Streamlining the process to deliver more
Become highly predictable by:
- Creating stable teams that stay together
- Breaking down work into smaller batches
Pre-requisites to going Agile:
- Break work down into quarterly increments/2 week sprints/1-2 day tasks
- The program teams are empowered to make decisions at the release level
- Maximize co-location of teams
- Must integrate with the existing governance
During the execution we were:
- Piloted a full slice of the enterprise agile delivery structure to reduce risk and manage change
- Monitored metrics for each team at all levels
- Provided targeted coaching for all teams until they are able to
Self-sustain Execution goal:
- True collaboration between IT, Product , Operations and PMO
- Integrated decisions around business need & solution
- No more throwing over the fence
- Prioritize most valuable features that can be completed fastest
- Real-time decisions with TA, BA, Design, Engineers, QA
- Moving away from Command & Control to Trust & Enablement