MBD transitions are dynamic; supporting your team to deliver value early and often breeds tangible results and strong motivation. Action Engineering embraces an Agile development methodology, which is very compatible with Lean methods.
The Agile mindset focuses on iterative development, while Scrum provides a lightweight process framework for executing Agile concepts. Action Engineering has found great success with MBE transformations that adopt an Agile methodology.
- Early and Continuous Delivery of Value. This is an opportunity to begin benefitting from improvements as quickly as possible. The team sees their work in action and adapts as necessary. Teams are motivated by knowing their work is relevant today, and leadership support is maintained because they see the progress being made.
- Ability to Change Course. Like just-in-time production in manufacturing, Agile development calls for detailed planning to be done just-in-time. This enables teams to make decisions based on the most complete, up-to-date information, and reduces the risk of long hours of detailed planning going to waste.
- Breakdown and Prioritization of Work. Each team’s work is prioritized through a dedicated Product Owner, who relies on information gathered from key stakeholders and subject-matter experts. Team members always know that their work is high-priority and sought after, and it won’t fall to the wayside as so many “side projects” do.
- Taking Care of the Team. Agile promotes sustainable development, encouraging all team members to identify impediments and providing the support to resolve them. Team members communicate frequently and celebrate their work. Self-organization allows everyone to commit to their work rather than falling into micromanagement.
- Stakeholder Engagement. Scrum framework allows frequent opportunities for the organization to see the team’s progress, while simultaneously protecting the team’s time from stakeholders who want to be constantly involved in the minutiae.