At VU, we are passionate about broadening awareness and understanding of Lean-Agile frameworks and how they can enhance employee experience, work culture and value creation. So, this program does not have a finish line. IGNITE is continuously incorporating the challenges of today and tomorrow into renewed ways of working, prioritising the human experience at its core.
IGNITE will continue to fuel collective success in IT Services, helping meet and exceed the needs of clients, employees, and VU's students. However, the IGNITE framework is increasingly being applied, not only more broadly across the University as a default way of working, but soon beyond VU to partner organisations and communities.
IGNITE in 2022
In 2022 IGNITE will continue to fuel collective success in IT Services, helping meet and exceed the needs of clients, employees, and VU's students.
We are currently revisiting our IGNITE operating model, primarily the composition of our squads, with a quest towards continuous improvement, based upon the goals of:
- ensuring meaningful and strategic collaboration by revisiting the composition of our squads and their alignment with business functions
- enabling holisitic prioritisation of activities within self-managed squads
- conducting purposeful rituals with intention (especially business reviews and regular feedback loops).
Our reimagining of the Agile operating model has its basis in research into cognitive load, communication pathways and trust between individuals and within organisations – and how the nuances and interactions between these impact employee sentiment and value creation.
Stay tuned for further updates as we pilot our new approach and its wider impacts.