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How GenAI is Powering Next-Gen Agile Transformation and Unlocking Business Potential

Humble Fung

Senior Consultant - Strategy, Transformation, & Architecture , Hong Kong

Artificial Intelligence

Generative AI (GenAI) has begun to influence daily business operations in a variety of ways – often by automating routine tasks, enhancing creativity, and personalizing unique experiences. Although Large Language Models (LLMs) existed a long time ago, they’re specifically designed to understand and generate human-like text based on the input they receive. GenAI provides richer, multi-modal support that can lead to a more engaging, efficient, and innovative adoption of Agile practices across an organization. It has the potential to offer broader capabilities that can enhance Agile transformations at multiple levels.

Typically, Agile transformation aims to transition an entire organization to a more flexible, adaptive, and efficient method of project management and product development. This includes:

  1. Assessment of the current processes and culture.
  2. Strategy development to align goals with Agile principles.
  3. Training and coaching for teams and leadership on Agile methodologies.
  4. Product development with Agile practices, like Scrum or Kanban.
  5. Scaling Agile beyond individual teams to departments and the entire organization.
  6. Continuous improvement through retrospectives and feedback loops.

GenAI can contribute to each stage of an Agile transformation, offering unique advantages compared to traditional analysis:

  1. Enhanced data analysis of current processes and culture

    Traditionally, LLMs can analyze textual data and provide insights, but they’re not inherently designed for predictive modeling or creating complex simulations based on process data. Now, products like Synechron Amplifai can analyze market datasets and produce auto-creation of more accurate, persuasive, and impactful presentations. GenAI can be a game-changer for forecasting Agile transformations. It can analyze complex datasets in an organization, such as process documents, product development cycle time, and communication logs. It can both generate reports and create predictive models and simulations that can forecast the outcomes of Agile practices applied in different departments of the organization – allowing for better decision-making and increasing the success rate of Agile transformation.

  2. Innovation for strategy development to align organization goals

    GenAI can propose innovative solutions to common organizational challenges by generating ideas and problem-solving strategies that may not be immediately apparent through traditional analysis.
    For example, Google DeepMind is able to create a playable 2D video game like Super Mario Bros from a short description, hand-drawn sketch or a photo that was trained on 30,000 hours of video games taken from the internet. In the context of Agile transformation, when we’re drafting strategies to align organization goals, workshops and interviews are often conducted to generate ideas. GenAI's ability to cross-collate data from different sources can lead to more groundbreaking strategies. It can explore a wider array of creative outputs, such as infographics, strategy maps, or even videos to visualize ideas.

  3. Customized learning experiences for teams and leadership on Agile methodologies

    Unlike static large language models, which to some extent can create personalized training content for different roles within the organization, GenAI can tailor training materials to different work experiences, education backgrounds, learning styles, and job roles, to create interactive simulations or visual training content, ensuring that each team member receives the most relevant and impactful training, to enhance the learning curve. A number of platforms currently use AI to tailor their educational content to the learning patterns of their users, which can then be adapted for customized Agile training within organizations.

  4. Automated content generation for product development with Agile practices

    While financial institute like JP Morgan starts to use LLMs for managing invoices, contracts, and other document handling, GenAI can go the extra mile to produce a variety of content types necessary for product development with Agile practices, such as visual aids, interactive diagrams, user stories, and even code – which can save time and resources during the transformation process. Products like Synechron Codifai can generate and optimize code automatically, but its power lies in its capability to generate and update documentation, including user guides, API documentation, and technical specifications – which is a major challenge when development teams attempt to write and keep documentation up to date in a fast-paced Agile development process.

  5. Scalability of Agile transformation beyond individual teams to departments and the entire organization

    Even though an individual team or department in an organization can be successful, applying Agile transformation at scale can be a challenge due to unique ways of working in different areas in an organization.

    Synechron Unifai was built to simplify interactions between company HR functions and employees. It has the capability to make HR policy information easily accessible and interactive. It can also personalize responses based on work location for a diverse global workforce. Using GenAI, it can automatically customize the necessary training materials and adoption process for each team, based on their different Agile maturities and unique challenges, while ensuring consistent application of Agile principles and processes throughout an organization. The GenAI can easily scale its solutions across an organization, facilitating a more uniform and cohesive transformation process.

  6. Real-time feedback for continuous improvement

    LLMs originated from the initial goal of language translation and prediction of the next word in a sentence by IBM in the 1980s. Since then there has been extensive amount of research into developing algorithms for LLMs designed to provide feedback and suggestions based on text analysis. Unlike static LLMs, GenAI can provide real-time assistance and feedback to Agile practice teams by analyzing live data feeds and suggesting immediate improvements or adjustments to workflows, helping to improve quality and processes continuously. Products like Synechron Clarifai illustrate how call centers are benefited from GenAI. This solution can summarize and analyze conversation transcripts to identify non-compliance issues and define follow-up actions. This actionable feedback helps call center workers to correct issues immediately and improve continuously. .

  7. Process automation in Agile transformation:

    LLMs have been used for drafting emails and creating documentation, but they lack the ability to automate beyond the text. With GenAI, certain routine tasks can be automated, allowing the workforce to focus on more complex issues that require human intervention. Automated software testing tools like Synechron Verifai leverage AI to generate unit test cases based on codes, and QA test cases based on human behavior – which can be seen as a form of process automation beneficial in Agile development. This allows product owners to focus more on product priorities and developers to focus more on better product architecture design.

In conclusion, GenAI offers a richer set of tools and capabilities that go beyond traditional Agile transformation processes (with the assistance of LLMs). The examples above ably demonstrate the practical applications of these technologies and their potential to enhance Agile transformation. GenAI can act as a powerful accelerator and facilitator, enhancing efficiency, personalization, and the innovative capacity of an organization through this next generation of Agile transformation.

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The Author

Rachel Anderson, Digital Lead at Synechron UK
Humble Fung

Senior Consultant - Strategy, Transformation, & Architecture

Humble has diverse experience in enterprise transformation across diverse industries such as banking, insurance, aviation, and gaming. He is passionate about building people’s capability to achieve personal and organizational goals. He focuses on establishing a practical framework for transformation and equipping staff with knowledge and mindset for effective value delivery.

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