P2 loves helping clients increase the flow of value through scaling their Agile capability. Nevertheless, it pains us to see organisations wholeheartedly embrace Scaled Agile without considering the basic ingredients of one of the most value-adding yet complex elements – building a true DevOps capability to allow rapid and continuous release of value into the business. This is usually because building a DevOps environment requires the creation of different tools, capabilities and ways of working (and with a wider group of people) and often requires fundamental restructuring of an organisations systems architecture. However, despite these challenges the rewards are immense. Indeed without it, an organisation can successfully scale Agile to create the fast flow of value through the Agile teams only to see that value pooling at the testing and release stage: a state we call ‘Scaled Dev – Failed Ops’.
So if you recognise a ‘Scaled Dev – Failed Ops’ state in your organisation, or find yourself asking the following questions:
- What can we do to boost collaboration and a shared sense of ownership?
- How can we shift our working practices to a product-led approach with long-term accountability?
- How do we break down the development/operations wall?
- How can we prevent legacy behaviour from stifling our progress?
- How do we remove entrenched bureaucracy?
- Why have our existing DevOps initiatives created siloed successes within our business?
- How can we overcome barriers to scaling our existing DevOps initiatives?
- How can we align our people, processes and technologies to help optimise our DevOps capability?
Give P2 Scaled Agile a call – P2 Scaled Agile’s world-class experiencing of building successful DevOps environments and cultures is the perfect response to the ‘Scaled Dev – Failed Ops’ state.