Flight Levels Systems Architecture|FLSA

Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, MorE or LeSS … Teams are trained up and down so that companies finally act agile on the market. Most of the time, however, nothing happens. The teams work hard to live agility, but the fruits of this work do not even make it to the customer due to the maze of internal dependencies.

The Flight Level model helps to identify value streams in the company, to make dependencies visible, and to manage them successfully. It supports teams, departments and divisions in working together more effectively. From strategic decisions to operational implementation, this creates a continuous workflow that carries the company in the desired direction.

In the Flight Levels Systems Architecture workshop (FLSA) we show you how to connect agile islands and silos in your organization.

The problem is: Business agility is not a team sport, but corporate sport. From the strategic to the operational level, agile interactions are necessary.

 – You want to understand how your company generates value and be able to map the value stream from customer requirement to delivery.

 – You want to identify how dependencies between teams and departments affect the workflow and how to manage them.

 – You want to achieve that the strategy is understood and implemented at the operational level.

 – You want to make sure that the agile transformation runs correctly from the beginning or gets back on track.

 – You want to learn from the creator of the model what the Flight Levels are and which systems (boards) you need at which level.


How this workshop helps you

  • We enable you to independently apply the Flight Levels Model to the context of your company and to take the necessary measures.
  • As the developer of the model, we’ll explain to you exactly what we’re thinking and how we’re helping companies in all industries around the world make massive improvements.
  • You go home with knowledge that you can immediately apply in practice.

In the Flight Levels Systems Architecture workshop (FLSA) we show you how to connect agile islands and silos in your organization.

The contents at a glance

  • Team Agility vs. Business Agility: What exactly is the difference?
  • Flight Levels: Which levels need to be considered for becoming agile at enterprise scale?

  • Flight Items: Which work moves through the company and on which systems is it managed?
  • Flight Routes: Where is work generated? Who decides what work is done? How does the work flow through the company?
  • Agile Interactions: What meetings are needed for enterprise-wide business agility?
  • Take-Off: How does an agile change process look like?

The Flight Levels Architecture

In “Flight Levels System Architecture” we consider the organization as a network of several Flight Levels Systems.These systems are involved in the creation of products and services, and they have to communicate with each other. Different (agile) working methods can be used at different Flight Levels: Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, LeSS, Design Thinking, or just working – it’s totally ok as well!

But be careful: The Flight Levels systems/boards in a company are not necessarily identical with its organizational structure! Simply building one board for each team and department is therefore not a good idea. In this workshop, we will show you how to do it properly.

Together we will, therefore, solve the central question in the Flight Levels Systems Architecture Workshop:

“What boards or Fight Level systems do we need in the organization?”

What is important to us

System thinking instead of local optimization

We don’t need high performance teams, but systems that make better performance possible.

Outcome instead of output

More of anything doesn’t work anymore. It is important to deliver what achieves the best results for customers and companies.

Sense instead of dogma

Find the best solution for your organization – not the best framework blueprint.



Agile interactions instead of agile islands

The right thing happens when the right team is working on the right thing at the right time.

FLSA or FLBD – what is right for me?

Flight Levels System Architecture (FLSA) answers the question: Which boards or working systems are needed in an organization, and how do you connect them?

Flight Levels Board Design (FLBD) answers the question: How do you build Flight Level boards?

Please note:  In the Flight Levels Systems Architecture (FLSA) workshop, we do not build boards! If you are interested in how to design Flight Level Boards, please visit our  Flight Levels Board Design (FLBD) workshop.

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