Path to Agility is centered on 9 business outcomes which are used to build your Agile transformation roadmap.
Business outcomes are results needed by organizations to succeed in the modern world. Business outcomes are central to your transformation strategy and are necessary to building a custom Path to Agility transformation plan.
After Business Outcomes are chosen and prioritized, Path to Agility then helps you to identify the necessary Agile Outcomes and Agile Capabilities needed to achieve your outcomes.
Agile outcomes are organizational functions that come as a result of developing an Agile mindset and fundamental Agile capabilities within the organization.
Agile capabilities are the foundational behaviors and abilities that lead to the achievement of Agile outcomes. These capabilities are tangible and measurable, but may vary across an organization.
Each Agile Capability has a set of Acceptance Criteria that can help you measure progress and find a way forward.
Agile practices are the processes, techniques, roles, meetings, and systems that are recommended in popular Agile frameworks like Scrum, Kanban and Scaled Agile Framework. These practices are the tools and building blocks that allow organizations to build specific capabilities needed to achieve desired Agile and business outcomes.
This is not an out-of-the-box implementation of a framework. The Agile practices your organization will implement along your Path to Agility depends on your environment and work being done.
Business Outcomes, Agile Outcomes, Agile Capabilities, and Agile Practices come together to create an Agile transformation roadmap that maximizes the chances of success and minimizes the risk of failure.
Organizational change is hard. It takes time and more than just a few teams to create lasting change. That’s why the Path to Agility develops the necessary capabilities to deliver Agile Outcomes across 3 levels:
Organization – Leadership develops a modern mindset, increases visibility throughout the organization, and creates alignment around vision, goals, and measured success. Here, leaders build the necessary Capabilities to build a culture of empowered teams and continuous improvement.
System – At this level, networks of teams are coordinating and collaborating to address dependencies and achieve optimal flow in value delivery.
Team – Teams successfully take on new roles, establish agile team practices, increase engagement, and achieve sustainable, predictable cadence of delivering value.
Each level of the framework has custom outcomes mapped within them that provide visibility into the relationships, dependencies and impacts across all stages of the journey.
“Path to Agility is an awesome framework that helps plot a clear course through an Agile transformation.”
“[The Path to Agility Practitioner workshop is] a great course to help your company take it to the next level.”
“I love the business outcome model to help right size the tactical approach for teams and the acceptance criteria creates a mechanism to measure of success.”