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Multi-Team Growth Plans: Overview

Growth Leadership Teams create and manage Multi-Team Growth Plans to resolve impediments and support a group of teams, such as a program, line of business, portfolio or Agile Release Train. Growth planning happens quarterly and begins with the Growth Strategy Workshop, where an Agile Coach works with leaders to review the Multi-Team Rollup data and develop a concrete plan for removing organizational obstacles in the next quarter/Program Increment (PI).

For more information on Multi-Teams, see Understanding Teams, Multi-Teams and Enterprise Teams and Set Up a Multi-Team.


Growth Plans

The plan is captured in the Growth Plan section of the Multi-Team Rollup. To view the Rollup radar, from the Team Dashboard, simply click on the icon for the Multi-Team. If the teams have completed more than one type of radar, you can click on the radar you want to view. If they have only completed the TeamHealth radar, you will immediately be taken to the Radar Tab to view the Rollup. Scroll down to the Growth Plan section or click on the Growth Plan icon on the upper right-hand section of the screen.

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Each of the organizational growth items (OGIs) created by the teams during their AgilityHealth retrospectives are listed here. These are the issues and impediments that the teams are asking their leaders to help them resolve.

During the Growth Strategy Workshop, you will work as a leadership team to decide what to work on in the upcoming quarter. The table below provides a recommended process for how to prepare, review, prioritize and manage OGIs through the quarter. 

 

ACTIVITY

TIMEFRAME

   1. Review the Organizational Growth Items (OGIs) and look for common themes

  • If any OGI descriptions are unclear, meet with a representative of the team to understand what is needed
  • Identify common issues, how frequently they have been raised and determine how many teams are affected

In preparation for the Growth Strategy Session

   2. Group common items

  • Consolidate the OGIs and rewrite the descriptions, if needed, so that the backlog is clean and provides clarity

   3. Discuss the common themes along with the insights from Analyzing the Multi-Team Data 

During the Growth Strategy Session

   4. Prioritize and rank the OGIs in the Growth Backlog

   5. Write clear Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) for the top 1-3 items you will work on in the quarter/PI

  • Rewrite the Growth Item descriptions using the OKR format, with clear measures for success that you can track over the quarter

   6. For the items that you will work on first, determine whether you need to break them down into smaller stories that can be completed within 1-2 weeks

  • Add Growth Items for the stories so that you can track them to completion in the Kanban View
  • Assign an owner for each item

During Iteration Planning, and throughout the quarter

   7. Update the Growth Items with notes and a solution description and move them to Done in the Kanban Board as you complete them

 


Creating and Managing Multi-Team Growth Plans

When creating and managing Multi-Team Growth Plans, there are a number of actions you may want to take. We've broken each action down for you, into shorter articles.

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