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Challenges in Establishing a Large-Scale Agile Framework in the Enterprise

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Detached from the form of Large-Scale Agile Framework that appears to be the most appropriate model for your organizational form, the same questions and challenges that you and your agile teams face almost always arise. How agile is your release management? Do months or even more than half a year pass before desired changes actually reach users as deliverables? If you recognize yourself in such scenarios, your approaches to software development are, at least currently, extremely limited or probably not agile at all. We show how you can change this and move to agile software development. Is your organization already benefiting from the collaboration of cross-functional teams? Successful digital companies use consistent collaboration in cross-functional teams. This influences the division of labor between regular business functions in terms of a strong expression of project-based collaboration across traditional organizational departmental boundaries and oriented around a key success factor. Vision—Strategy—Product / Service Roadmap: A cross-organizational vision requires strategic decisions on products or services, e.g., setting priorities, determining the phase-out of product releases, or discontinuing functionalities. Often, this requires the involvement of software architects and software development teams, or even the executive board and other cross-product teams. Many decisions are made in dialog between technical or managerial staff and are not recorded. Agile collaboration tools such as Confluence offer effective support in a variety of ways to remedy this situation. For a company, excellent digital leadership means nothing less than taking the lead in economically important areas of competence with digital strategies. With the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Chief Digital Officer (CDO), we present the role and tasks of the central key figures in detail. Emergency management: Can your organization react agilely in emergency situations? A functioning emergency management system should ensure the continuity of business operations during emergencies. Carefully prepared emergency management enables organizations to respond appropriately and effectively when critical business processes are disrupted. Components of emergency management include emergency preparedness and emergency response. With rapidly increasing threats regarding ransomware and cybercrime, the probability for any organization to be affected by a cyber-attack itself has increased significantly. But regular IT failure scenarios should also be anticipated with prudence, so that employees in your organization make the right decisions in emergency situations that have occurred and take important steps to minimize the extent of the damage. Especially when realigning towards an agile process organization, it is essential to address the components of emergency management.

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Block, S. (2023). Challenges in Establishing a Large-Scale Agile Framework in the Enterprise. In: Large-Scale Agile Frameworks. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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