Enterprise Agile

A PROVEN AGILE MANAGEMENT APPROACH TO SOFTWARE DELIVERY

 

Enterprise Agile® defines what ‘good looks like’ in terms of implementing technology change and running technology services. This is an important perspective that is often missed from other agile management approaches.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation – Winning Delivery Approach

Since we were founded in 1993, one of our core values was a total focus on delivery. In pursuit of this continued vision, we’ve dedicated a great deal of effort to discovering what works, and what doesn’t, when designing, delivering and maintaining enterprise scale systems.

The Enterprise Agile book is a distillation of years of our learnings from delivering industrial strength software for clients in some of the most complex environments.

“BJSS introduced a more efficient delivery process enabling us to confidently deploy changes across all Waitrose stores in a fraction of the time and with greatly improved quality.”

Charles Webb
Head of IT Delivery

An approach that accommodates the commercial realities and constraints faced by large organisations

Research from the Standish Group suggests that 23% of large agile projects fail outright, compared to 42% of large Waterfall projects. We’ve been asked by many clients to rescue projects in distress that have used these approaches. What we found was that neither Waterfall or agile truly satisfy stakeholder objectives. Waterfall cannot provide rapid and frequent value, while agile is incompatible with operating models and governance of large organisations.

Benefits of Enterprise Agile PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Aligns Agile software delivery processes with the typical challenges faced by larger organisations.

Creates realistic commercial models and explained how to engage delivery partners.

Decreases the costs of uncontrollable risks.

Optimises the organisation and culture of large product teams.

Clarifies the roles of team members and how to manage them for optimum results.

Automates software creation, the sourcing of management information, and the testing and deployment of the software.

Provides insight into how to work with users spread across various offices.

Fully compliant with Government Digital Service (GDS) assessment criteria.

“BJSS quickly came up with an action plan centred around agile coaching with an aim to improve Tandem’s agile maturity and build out a robust delivery model.”

Paul Clark
CTO

What the book covers

WE COVER

The Agility Challenge
The Journey to Agility
A Pattern For Delivering Value
The Optimal Team
Effective Leadership
Analysing User Needs
Crafting the Product Increment
Engineering Quality Outcomes
Service Agility
The Agility Challenge

We introduce agility and the Value Triangle and explain why frequent change is essential in the modern organisation.

The Journey to Agility

We provide some background around how IT delivery should be configured in an agile organisation and how the approach can be tailored to suit each situation.

A Pattern For Delivering Value

We describe the patterns and practices that ensure change initiatives deliver value for your organisation.

The Optimal Team

We cover how best to organise your people for effective delivery.

Effective Leadership

We discuss how Enterprise Agile projects are led, including the leadership roles and how we govern delivery.

Analysing User Needs

We explore the Enterprise Agile approach to capturing and understanding user needs.

Crafting the Product Increment

We define the Product Increment and outline possible delivery patterns and how they might work together with all the ceremonies involved in Sprint-based delivery.

Engineering Quality Outcomes

We cover how our engineering approach is deployed as part of Enterprise Agile.

Service Agility

We explore how organisations can develop and refine a Service Wrap appropriate to their situation.

Enterprise Agile

SUCCESS STORIES

Case Study

An Agile NHS Digital

Case Study

Launching An Agile Tandem Bank

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