The WholeAgile approach is aimed at spreading Self-organized / decentralized teams as well as Agile, Lean Startup and Design Thinking ways of working within organizations throughout 2 integrated paradigms :
The WholeAgile approach is an adaptive framework that can be implemented in any type of organization by focusing on both Doing Agile and Being Agile.
At the level of Product / Solution Discovery
The WholeAgile approach relies on Design Thinking (Empathy-Define-Explore-Test-Prototype), Lean Startup and the 10 Types of Innovation Framework while focusing on 2 main objectives :
1. Staying Relevant to Customers / Users by Understanding What They Really Need
Tools : Value Proposition Canvas / User Experience - Customer Journey Maps / Personas
2. Product / Solution Discovery
Product / Solution Discovery must help teams validate whether the product / solution is feasible, usable, and valuable.
Performing an Minimal Viable Product / Solution (MVP / MVS) exercise is key to delivering successful products / solutions. This allows teams to explore the product / solution feasibility and help them to decide which features to cut and which to leave in. Once a minimal product / solution is chalked out, a prototype can be built and tested with actual users to validate if it is usable and valuable.
Tools : Pretotyping & Prototyping / RAT = Riskiest Assumptions Tests / Lean or Business Model Canvas / Minimal Viable Product / 10 Types of Innovation Framework / Build-Measure-Learn iteration cycle
At the level of Product / Solution Development & Deployment
The WholeAgile approach has adapted* Jeff Sutherland’s Scrum practices to non-IT worlds. The Scrum framework is the most advanced and concrete translation of Agile principles.
* “Adapted” means that Scrum methods, processes and tools have been updated to fit with non-IT sectors and their variable business and operational environments.
It includes :
At the level of Management practices
The WholeAgile approach introduces breakthrough ways of working and management by combining :
Objective : Set up governance & processes supporting interdependent & self-organized teams where members deploy their full potential.
Tools : self-organization processes, integrative / consent-based decision making, advice process, delegation poker, task / planning poker, daily/weekly StandUps, retrospectives, Kanban boards, strategic, governance and tactical meetings.
Last but not least, the WholeAgile approach takes particular care to change management and transition aspects as the introduction of such practices has an impact on organizations' DNA (culture, management, behaviours)
Agile teams produce a continuous stream of value to customers / users , at a sustainable pace, while swiftly adapting to the changing needs of the business.