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Agile for business change s messenger

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Agile for business change s messenger

  1. 1. www.dsdm.org Using Agile for Business Change Steve Messenger Herald Associates Ltd
  2. 2. www.dsdm.org Steve Messenger Herald Associates Limited agileherald.com Agile PM Certified Trainer Former Chairman, ABConsortium DSDM Advanced Practitioner DSDM Certified Trainer DSDM Certified Examiner Agile Foundation certified examiner Agile Advanced Practitioner Certified Examiner Co-Author DSDM Agile Programme Management Training, Coaching and Consultancy DSDM Early Adopter – Boston Globe •Director, Herald Associates Limited •Over 30 years experience in Software, IT and Project Management •PRINCE 2 accredited •Industries worked in –Pharmaceutical –Newspaper –Control Systems –Insurance (Lloyds of London) –Local Government –Hydrographic – Electronic Sea Charts 2
  3. 3. www.dsdm.org Agenda  The Business Transformation  Instilling an Agile Mindset  The Approach Using AgilePgM  Foundations and Project Teams  Doing Just Enough  Delivery of Benefits Early and Often  Capability Evolution  Stakeholders, Teams and Empowerment  Summary 3www.dsdm.org
  4. 4. www.dsdm.org The Business Transformation 2  Pharmaceutical Company  Organisation already had number of separate companies  Structure not meeting current business requirements  Re-structure organisation into new company model
  5. 5. www.dsdm.org Complexity 3  Affected all aspects of organisation:  Legal; Finance; IT; Supply Chain; HR; Procurement; Sales  Short timescale for delivery  Solution unclear  Needed to consider  All Business Processes  All locations  The company organisation  Information
  6. 6. www.dsdm.org An Agile Mindset  Focussed multi-functional teams  Working together  Easily Communicate  Empowered  Focused on outcome but embracing change  Iterative and incremental approach  Business closely and continuously involved  Good product results
  7. 7. www.dsdm.org Used Agile Programme Mgt 2  Feasibility / Foundations to set the basis for the programme  Overall Business Design  Roles and Responsibilities  Capability to carry out the changes required  Technical  Process  Organisational  Informational
  8. 8. www.dsdm.org Foundations 2  Created the Vision so everyone understood the purpose and business imperatives  Determined key areas to be involved  Supply Chain; Finance; Legal / Tax; HR; IT  Through a series of workshops, iterated through the best business design to meet the separation requirements  Determined High – Level Changes required  Planned, including risks, early benefits
  9. 9. www.dsdm.org 9 VP of Supply Chain VP Legal VP HR VP Finance Head of Development VP Finance Tax Advisor Snr Mgt Accountant Business Relationship Manager – Intl Finance VP Legal Advisors System Experts Finance and Tax advisors Programme Roles
  10. 10. www.dsdm.org 10 Potential steps
  11. 11. www.dsdm.org Capability Evolution - Projects 2
  12. 12. www.dsdm.org Capability Evolution - Teams 2 Legal IT HR Finance Supply Chain
  13. 13. www.dsdm.org Evolutionary Development 2  Each team had major objective(s)  Iterated to determine best solution in their area  Understood level of empowerment  Understood interfaces and dependencies  Cross – team integration  Team daily stand ups  Cross team weekly stand ups  Electronic project room
  14. 14. www.dsdm.org Deployment 2  Many IT changes to ERP could be deployed early  Similarly other IT systems  New T’s and C’s for Employees  New stationery  Company Set Ups  Information prepared  Full switch over  September not January  Bedded in by January
  15. 15. www.dsdm.org Summary 4  Agile worked well on large, complex programme  Small teams around a central business model / architecture  Iterating to best solution  Good Communication  Good Leadership  Well defined vision  Beware Legal!
  16. 16. www.dsdm.org Questions?
  17. 17. www.dsdm.org Gated Review Processes Typical Gates 1. Permission to investigate an idea 2. Permission to build a Business Case 3. Business Case approval – go ahead 4. Permission to test deliverables 5. Permission to deliver 6. Project closure 7www.dsdm.org
  18. 18. www.dsdm.org Legal Team Finance Team IT – ERP Team Supply Chain Team HR Team IT – Other
  19. 19. www.dsdm.org

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