Initiative-driven Approach for Business Squads
Although the business teams were structured into squads and practicing agile, they were still not getting the complete benefits of the same due to their siloed mindset leading to conflicting goals. There were people challenges in terms of engagement and retention.
Prioritization and visibility of dependencies across squads led to a lot of stress and firefighting on ground due to lack of visibility across the initiatives as it was highly siloed across the squads.
Our initiative focused approach enabled the squads to come together to do all planning at an initiative level, understand each other’s capacities, and dependencies and drive to a common outcome. We built dashboards for stakeholders at the initial level and gave visibility across squads using Smartsheet.
We kicked off the initiative planning cycle and brought the teams together for better collaboration and visibility due to the tool. We also conducted on-ground coaching on how to run the various practices.