The AgileConstellation Funnel is the summary of the work done in the domains related to complex solutions, going to highlight the fundamental aspects related to the governance, risk and sustainability of the initiative.
The AgileConstellation philosophy is the same as the renaissance workshop one, the cell where everything needed was made to realize a new handiwork: starting from the design to the marketing, going through the learning and the production.
Team’s members are pushed to behave like renaissance craftsmen, with ability they use various materials, techniques and tools to satisfy the handiwork’s customer.
AgileConstellation brings the customer’s need to the center, harmonizing competencies, approaches and various technologies by defining a main-set of market economically-sustainable solutions.
The solution is only the tangible aspect of the development action, but what matters is to satisfy all the stakeholders who participate in an initiative.
It’s not about the individual part: it’s about jobs to be done!
It’s not the completion of components and then the related, rather the focus is on a smart solution to solve a need in an effective and efficient way.
Think less and do it!
Reduce to the bare minimum the time dedicated to the analysis phase, in favor of a quick startup of development’s activities related to the solution.
Simple is better!
The simpler the choices made, the greater the possibilities to accompany the needs of stakeholders.
If you can’t remember it, you can’t improve it!
Using visual management system to monitoring the state of the solution development.
The goal of the Fast Prototyping is to validate the overall sustainability of the solution.
The sustainability is characterized by 5 bubble-aspects that focuses on the main ones, related to the enterprise solutions:
- People: focused on the interaction between the involved people, their way of working and the related tools;
- Artifacts: focused on the rapid validation of the artifacts affecting the product;
- Tools: focused on the identification and management of tools, digital and environmental, necessary for achieving the objectives;
- Legal: focused on the analysis of the law and regulations, national and international, which the solution must consider;
- Delivery: focused on the analysis of the delivery related to the various elements that compose the solution, as well the whole solution itself.
Furthermore, depending on the specific domain, more bubbles can be added to specify specific elements to be assessed for verify the sustainability.
All this bubble-aspects explicitly contribute to the evaluation of the solution cost/benefit.
The Make-Measure-Learn (MML) loop aims to fast experiment different hypotheses and assumptions:
- Make: create a prototype to test the Vision assumptions and starting to consolidate the reference team;
- Measure: analyze the prototype according to the Goals and related metrics. Also check whether the organization and the team are confident with the solution creation;
- Learn: adopt the necessary changes depending on the results.
The so-called flashback leads the team to match the state of the solution with a fast alignment, in which it is the observer who asks questions and tests what has been achieved.
The flashback may reveal the need to investigate some aspects, which leads to a Review Blitz in which to resolve any doubt.
The goal of the Continuous Improvement is to reduce to the minimum the interventions on the least flexible aspects of the solution. The approach is to act on the reasonably modifiable elements, in order to constantly improve the overall solution.
The Continuous Integration pushes the team to integrate continuously (and as soon as possible) every change, in order to identify problems and resolve them in a timely fashion. This helps to reduce the costs associated to the unexpected behaviours.