Understand your strategic intent and define the key principles for a successful model. Design and test the model with a range of business stakeholders.
Apply the model as a contained pilot with a jointly staffed, cross-functional support and governance group. We assess what works well and where there are areas of friction and address these while in pilot.
Expand the model further in the organisation. This may be a large scale roll out, or an iterative “inspect and adapt” approach depending on the context.
What we’re seeing already after just a couple of sprints, is that the squads are now starting to really get their hands around the work but also how to deliver outcomes through that working process and the outcomes are looking very promising. Our cycle time seems to be moving faster, the customer focus is increasing, and we’re very excited about the potential of this for the future.
The biggest benefit Radically is brought to Aeroqual is being able to connect our high-level company strategy with our agile teams.
The support from Radically in taking agile to another level is very beneficial for us. There's a tendency to see agile as purely a productivity tool; to me, I think the greater benefit is a cultural one. Staff are much more engaged; they can see the connection between the work they do, and the envy end results with customers.
Working with Radically was easy, they came into our business, they understood quite quickly who we were, and what our challenges were. They were quite quickly able to adapt their coaching plans to match exactly what we needed.
We believed we were agile when we started this project, and things quickly fell apart when we were faced with a client or partner that was waterfall based. Basically, we really needed someone to come in, and have a look at the way we were doing it, and also help us convey to the client what we were trying to achieve.
“The pilot has proven to be extremely valuable, not only for the people involved - most of whom had never practised working like this - but also for our business in terms of increased tax credits that were achieved”
“At first, I thought ‘wow this is really full on, lots of meetings’ but a week in, I’ve really started to see the benefits of it.”
“The project backlog shows that the team has covered a lot of areas, and it gives me a lot of confidence that the team is focused on the right things.”
“In Radically, we found a versatile and values-led partner whose fresh thinking and experience in agile accelerated Vodafone’s implementation while helping us overcome challenges encountered along the way. We benefited from smart, capable consultants who really understood our business."
"Agile brings together multi-skilled teams to focus on solving a customer need. This way of working has always been in Vodafone's DNA but Radically really helped us scale it up and unlock a lot more value for our business."