How Achmea slashed time to market from 18 to 3 months with SAFe.
The Achmea Agile Transformation started in 2015, when the first ART was introduced. Achmea started the Agile transformation bottom-up.
The transformation grew into a company-wide program with board-level sponsorship. As per 2019, the transformation has impacted between 2.500 and 3.000 people within Achmea across nine different divisions.
The case explains how Achmea was able to transform the major part of its IT delivery, and later also business, in order to reduce delivery time, improve quality and employee involvement. Achmea shows a beautiful balance between clear top-down choices and persistent bottom-up change and beliefs. The journey was real, the challenges were exciting, and the result was impressive. However, the journey is not finished. It’s an evolution still continuing and challenging every day.