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How to scale your Agile right

How to scale your Agile right

Successfully implementing Agile in large corporations

Being capable to react to change with agility is a key requirement for all companies onboarding digital business models or digital products and processes. It is becoming even more of a necessity to compete. Yet large and grown companies, in particular, see many challenges with the necessary balance between agility and stability - implementing agile methodologies outside thetechnical domain fails in many cases for many reasons.

One big cause of failure is the attempt to apply one of the many off-the-shelf agile models to a large organization. These typically work well for small companies of the internet economy, but not so much in large corporate set-ups. This article offers a framework to scale and customize an individual, tailored agile approach, catering to specific requirements of the organization. These needs are assessed in the initial "understand" phase. It then offers a methodology to pick building blocks from the many agile concepts available that "shape" a working model according to the needs of your enterprise. Answering the question of how to "learn" and "adapt" after the pilot launch of an end-to-end agile process, the report gives concrete examples of how large corporations have overcome imminent obstacles.

Released: October 2017

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