Glossary – Agile Transformation
Agile Organization Heatmap
The result of an analysis of how far along the organization is on its agile journey in which areas. The presentation is often modeled on existing frameworks such as SAFe® .
An idea provider can be any person within your own organization. This is where the company’s leadership is in demand to communicate clearly that ideas for the continued development of the organization in the sense of the strategy are welcome.
Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) is when management uses lean principles to create a link between strategy and execution. Portfolio management teams inform the company’s strategy and allocate resources to implement that strategy.
An agile approach to strategy planning that enables the flexible reactions a company needs in a VUCA world without losing focus.
An approach to structural transformation work in a complex environment, considering agile values and methods.
Program Risks Board
A board on which all relevant risks of the current TI are documented and tracked transparently.
Risks are discussed in the TIPE by using the RISK roaming method. Risks can affect the progress of the TI.
Strategy Product Owner
The Strategy Product Owner, comparable to a Product Owner in Scrum, is responsible for maximizing the value of the company and the work of the organization. Also known as the Strategy Owner.
A period in which a company’s strategy is analyzed and, if necessary, adjusted to take account of a high-priority topic from the backlog.
A fixed timeframe in which an event takes place. When the time frame expires, the event ends.
Timeboxing assigns a fixed, maximum unit of time for an activity, such as one hour for a meeting.
The leadership team of an organization that is empowered to make decisions on all relevant transformation issues without involving external individuals and/or organizations.
An actual change to the system. The transformation change is the result of an agile team presented to the stakeholders in the TRAFO REVIEW. It is comparable to the result from a product increment in a Scrum environment.
Not every idea or action is a Transformation Epic (TrEpic). A Transformation Epic has to meet certain criteria. In this context, we are referring to the “Definition of Ready” (DoR).
Transformation Epic (TrEpic)
Transformation activities that contribute to transformation goals.
A Transformation Epic emerges from a Transformation Idea, as described in the chapter “From the Idea to the Transformation Epic”.
Transformation Iteration/Transformation Sprint
An iteration of a constant duration with similar or even the same actions and the goal to implement a defined solution.
Transformation Increment Planning Event (TIPE)
The planning event where the work on the TrEpics for the next TI is developed by the transformation teams.
Transformations Increment (TI)
The implementation of the transformation within a planning period of usually 3 months.
Like a Scrum Master for an agile team, there is the Transformation Master (TM) for the Living Transformation®.
Transformation Master (TM)
Kind of a Scrum Master at transformation level. Often highly experienced in organizational change processes in companies and institutions. See the section “The Transformation Master”.
You don’t do a transformation for its own sake, not even an agile transformation.
The transformation itself “belongs” to the entire organization and thus to all employees.
Transformation Program Iteration
A period in which the transformation teams work on features in three sprints (iterations).
A workshop to prepare the launch of the Living Transformation®.
Value Prioritization Workshop
A workshop on the priorisation of TrEpics.