ABN Amro: Agile Transformation

Problem

ABN AMRO IT International has the ambition to implement the Agile Way of Working in the organisation to increase the speed-to-market of IT delivery as well as improving business engagement and customer satisfaction. First Consulting was asked to advise IT International on the implementation approach for the Agile transformation.

Approach

Together with employees of the organisation, the vision and ambition of the Agile transformation has been determined. Combining this with the assessment of the Agile maturity level, a roadmap has been created. We also looked at the agile readiness of supporting processes, tooling and facilities. The impediments were highlighted. Based on that we drafted an Agile transformation plan.

Result

The project resulted in a shared understanding from the management on what agile is, why it is important and we received an approval on the plan. Besides that management agreed upon embedding the process adjustments to support a successful Agile transformation. Finally we were involved in launching the pilots teams and to prepare future teams to adopt the Agile Way of Working.