Paper Number

1014

Paper Type

SP

Abstract

Scaled agile transformations are hoped to foster efficiency, adaptability, and responsiveness to dynamically changing market requirements within large incumbent organizations. However, these organizations often struggle to implement the substantial changes to structures, processes, policies, and values that such a transformation brings about. We conducted an embedded, single case study at a prominent German automotive manufacturer to explore expectations, perceived benefits, and challenges related to implementing a framework for scaled agile transformations. Through our inductive analysis of expectations, benefits, and challenges of this transformation, we uncovered one novel key transformation barrier to be the incompatibility between incumbent financing processes and required agile financing concepts. In our ongoing research, we will unearth the factors that contribute to this incompatibility and the strategies organizations can employ to mitigate them. We expect our contributions to extend our field’s empirical knowledge about the multifaceted elements of scaled agile transformations at large organizations.

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BRIDGING AGILITY AND FINANCING: PRELIMINARY INSIGHTS FROM THE SCALED AGILE TRANSFORMATION OF A GERMAN AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURER

Scaled agile transformations are hoped to foster efficiency, adaptability, and responsiveness to dynamically changing market requirements within large incumbent organizations. However, these organizations often struggle to implement the substantial changes to structures, processes, policies, and values that such a transformation brings about. We conducted an embedded, single case study at a prominent German automotive manufacturer to explore expectations, perceived benefits, and challenges related to implementing a framework for scaled agile transformations. Through our inductive analysis of expectations, benefits, and challenges of this transformation, we uncovered one novel key transformation barrier to be the incompatibility between incumbent financing processes and required agile financing concepts. In our ongoing research, we will unearth the factors that contribute to this incompatibility and the strategies organizations can employ to mitigate them. We expect our contributions to extend our field’s empirical knowledge about the multifaceted elements of scaled agile transformations at large organizations.

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