If you’re reading these lines, it’s safe to assume that like the vast majority of software development organizations you are familiar with the enormous benefits and potential of agile transformations. Countless companies across multiple verticals report increased efficiency, improved productivity and much quicker time-to-value on their development efforts.
Agile transformation introduces new and innovative ways of accomplishing organizational goals. It covers processes, methodologies, best practices and organizational learning. From our years of implementing challenging agile transformations we can confidently make the claim that a successful transformation depends, to a large extent, on the way the organization manages knowledge.
You see – the way the organization captures, customizes, disseminates and internalizes knowledge can determine, not only the success of a specific agile transformation, but essentially, any change-driven initiative.
Each body of knowledge has its own unique lifecycle. Knowledge created, cultivated, captured, documented and communicated. Periodically knowledge gets updated when new ideas or insights come about. Knowledge needs to be customized when certain nuances and deviation from the norm prove to be applicable and efficient in certain cases. Finally – knowledge needs to be archived when it becomes obsolete and no longer serves the purpose for which it was created.
These realizations about the dynamic nature of knowledge and its importance in leading changes led us to develop BlueKit – a knowledge system that captures the combined years of experience of some of the leading minds in the agile transformation domain.
BlueKit is a library of best practices, templates, workshops, etc. in domains such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, XP, Technical Practices & DevOps and other related practices designed to help drive consistency and accelerate adoption of agile and/or SAFe.
BlueKit is built from actual successful implementations and helps form the foundation for how to execute practices within the transformation. It enables sustainability of the Agile effort over the long term and organizational consistency and self-sufficiency. It provides a lot of the support you may need as you move through an agile transformation or stand to implement new practices within your organization.
BlueKit helps to provide the foundation for a successful transformation and guide decision making as the process evolves and adapts that compliments the Transformation services. (Organizations love a journey map/treasure map on how to keep evolving maturity as they scale up.) The kit includes presentations, workshops and how-to’s.
For example, if you have an interest in launching a program, there are specific instructions not only on how to execute that task, but how to deal with the details of how to do certain things. It’s not only the definition of things, but also how to actually perform some of the technical practices.
BlueKit also enables practitioners to codify and customize practices that are specific to the context of the organization and ensure that this newly created and customized knowledge is shared efficiently across organization boundaries.
We believe that you embarked on your agile transformation for all the right reasons. We’ve seen it work countless times in a wide range of industry verticals, including finance, insurance, retail, healthcare, etc., in many cases exceeding initial expectations and bringing about enormous increases in efficiency and clear competitive advantage. But we will be the first to admit that it’s not simple. No ‘easy button’ to be had… BlueKit could be an invaluable tool in your arsenal to considerably increase your chances of getting there. Let us share this journey map with you.