A Global Technology Company Seeks to Develop An Agile Transformation Roadmap & Playbook

The Problem

The portfolio group of a global, software virtualization company — that partnered with multiple business functions across the enterprise ranging from R&D to Sales, acting as an internal consulting organization — was struggling with Agile transformation and adoption. Their engineering and IT organization had begun to change their development and functionality deployment methodology to Agile. However, the business implications of Agile, from planning to execution, had not been fully understood. Propeller was asked to help build a business point of view on Agile, including a baseline understanding of Agile methodology and an assessment on the current end-to-end Agile processes and teams with a view of improving overall portfolio and program planning, execution, and delivery effectiveness. 


The Approach

Propeller applied its Agile assessment framework through a series of sprints to develop a current-state view of the organization. The assessment included an eleven-part Organizational Assessment, a twenty-five-part Team Assessment, and a nine-part Project Review using three in-progress initiatives. Final recommendations were then developed based on key findings from the assessment including the culture and context of the organization.

Services Provided

  • Agile Methodology
  • Agile Assessment
  • Agile Coaching + Leadership

Value Delivered

Propeller left the client with a baseline understanding and alignment on Agile industry best practices for the business teams, including key considerations as the organization pivots from a predominantly waterfall-based delivery model. We created a high-level plan for Agile transformation in partnership with leaders including key capability milestones and organizational recommendations, including project-to-product and role mapping, among others. Finally, Propeller curated a tactical "Agile Playbook" and internal training curriculum which included reviewing and updated waterfall templates to support Agile delivery.