Agile Transformation

Digital Transformation & Change Leadership


The Challenge

With investment in the digital age reaching $1.97 trillion by 2022, many companies and organizations are already realizing pain from the sheer complexity and noise of the marketplace when it comes to tooling, practices, and thought leadership options for achieving digital conversion for your organization. At Agile Rising, we want to help you achieve agility in a meaningful, lasting way. Agility is a process, and we are committed to helping you through that process.

The Solution

Our solutions are based on strategies, practices, and tools that work for you. We know that an Agile transformation is an undertaking that offers a number of challenges. At Agile Rising we offer solutions that have been proven through actual practice and thoughtful experimentation. Our team brings real-world experience to help you achieve Agility. Our approach is context-driven and based on your needs.

Agile Rising focuses on helping to optimize your organization with the latest research into organizational effectiveness. We want to help you achieve Agility as it pertains to your work. Our transformation consultants help define a strategy and build a corporate design, roll-out plan, tooling, and framework selection tailored to your specific organizational needs.

We partner with you to form a guiding coalition that is prepared for organizational change leadership. Our goal is to help you build a system that optimizes your enterprise.

Organizational Change Leadership

To be successful in any transformation, your organization will need change leaders. Motivated and passionate people are great places to start with your internal staff. But to ensure a high level of success, rely on battle-hardened transformation change agents from Agile Rising to serve as thought and practice leaders in your organizational change management (OCM) plan.

Successful transformations depend largely on experience and leadership’s commitment to change.

Best Practice Transformations

As Agile practitioners and consultants, we help you choose options that work for your context. If you need options to enhance the agility of your existing Agile teams we can provide agility health assessments, facilitate retrospectives, and drive and build improvement backlogs. We also offer tailored courses to refresh your team’s knowledge and help revitalize your organization through proven methods.

Our Agile Transformation services include:

  • Agile training and certification
  • Framework selection and transformation planning
  • Agile coaching
  • Executive and leadership coaching

Lean-Agile Business Team ideas, practices & frameworks that we love and recommend:

  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • The Agile Manifesto for Software Development
  • Lean Thinking
  • Organization Mindset
  • Systems Theory & Complexity (CAS)
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Organizational Change Leadership
  • Prosci ADKAR Model
  • Kotter 8-Step Process
  • Scrum
  • Kanban Systems
  • Liberating Structures
  • User Journey Mapping
  • Design Thinking
  • The Lean Startup Cycle
  • PDCA (Deming/Shewhart cycle)
  • Toyota Production System (TPS) + Kata
  • Quality Management
  • High-performance Teaming / Team of Teams
  • Training from the Back of the Room
  • Micro-Learning (Willeke)
  • Cynefin framework (/ˈkʌnɪvɪn/ KUN-iv-in)
  • Scrum of Scrums (at scale)
  • SAFe
  • Technology Business Management (TBM)

Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprises (SAFe®)

When your organization decides that you have reached the tipping point and know what you need to do, the next question is nearly always, “How do we do it?” SAFe is an excellent option for enterprise-class organizations that need to act quickly and decisively with the momentum to invest in world-class guidance and training assets.

Implementing SAFe is a complex process, taking time and careful attention to detail. Agile Rising’s consultants are experienced with the SAFe framework, having worked with multiple organizations through successful implementations. Chris Ruch is a SAFe SPCT meaning he is at the forefront of SAFe practitioners.

Only SAFe SPCT Gold Partners have validated experience successfully implementing SAFe, and Agile Rising has direct experience working at the CIO level in both private and government agencies to make SAFe work for you. We will help your leadership drive the transformation, select appropriate partners for training and coaching, and be your guide on this complex journey. 

Digital Transformation with SAFe and TBM

If your organization is undergoing a digital transformation that is driving very difficult spend and value discussions, we can help you build some new organizational instincts. Taking an enterprise systems view to your complex product and service delivery may help you choose where to start to develop patterns for success.

If your IT group struggles to justify cost and the business is frustrated with delayed schedules and quality issues, perhaps it is time to shift thinking to value conversations. TBM and SAFe work well together as complementary bodies of knowledge with in-depth insights and guidance on how you can build a new system that feeds on learning rather than struggle.

We would love to hear more about your Agility needs. Feel free to reach out to one of our consultants to learn more about our solutions and how they can help with your context.