Agile Transformation in a Highly Regulated Environment
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is a joint England and Wales Special Health Authority. It’s responsible for the provision of a reliable, efficient supply of blood to the NHS and for matching and allocating donated organs. The organisation of 6000 people is going through a significant transformational change as core systems are replaced and IT programmes have been identified that will roll-out over the next few years. NHSBT decided to move and is in the process of moving from a waterfall environment to an agile one using the Scaled Agile Framework with coaching support from Ivar Jacobson International.
• Cultural change embraced but not at the cost of quality or control • More deliverables met with continuous refinement and improvements • Business and IT aligned and collaborating daily