Business Agility

The House of Business Agility

    Agile Culture

  • An Agile organization whose culture is driven by “Sense and Respond” rather than “Plan and Control”.
    • Executing plans made out of partial, incorrect or outdated information is not likely to produce the desired outcome.
    • Plans need to be replaced by continuous planning based on the latest information on hand.
    • In a continuously changing and evolving world, the ability to sense areas that need more attention is an important asset of an organization.
    • Building stable teams, systems, and infrastructure that can respond to various complexities and uncertainties increases the chances of success in any organization.
    • Agile Fundamentals Workshop
  • Organize Around Value

  • Enhance business agility by ensuring that your organization is structured around value delivery rather than organizing around departments’ silos.
    • Customers are primarily focused on the value they receive. Align organizational structure and teams to focus primarily on delivering value that resonates with customer needs and expectations.
    • Avoid the pitfalls of department-centric project execution that lead to unfinished tasks, increased WIP, and delayed deliverables.
    • Strategically identify and define Operational Value Streams to group products, solutions, and teams for swift and continuous value delivery to the stakeholders.
    • Organize Around Value Workshop
  • Define Value

  • In Agile Organizations, defining ‘Value’ clearly at all levels is important, focusing on what truly benefits the customer rather than merely outlining project scope or requirements.
    • Ensure the practice of defining ‘Value’ clearly at every organizational level, from teams to executives.
    • Initiate the process of defining value at the strategic level, led by executives to set a clear direction for the organization.
    • Product and solution owners must define Vision and Goals that are aligned with the strategic objectives of the organization.
    • Teams should focus on defining and delivering small, incremental value that aligns seamlessly with the broader vision and goals of their products.
    • Define Value Workshop
  • Deliver Value

  • Agile Organizations are dedicated to the continuous delivery of ‘Value’ to customers and stakeholders, prioritizing impactful outcomes over just tasks or features.
    • Real progress is achieved when users receive and realize tangible value from delivered solutions.
    • In complex settings, Agile teams should commit to delivering value in smaller, incremental sizes, ensuring alignment with business objectives and minimizing unnecessary development.
    • Recognize that the value of deliverables is deeply connected to their relevance in time and context.
    • Foster a development environment that is conducive to the continuous and sustainable delivery of value.
    • Deliver Value Workshop
  • Measure, Learn, And Adapt

  • Agile Organizations prioritize a cycle of continuous measurement, learning, and adaptation, focusing on proactive growth rather than constant fire-fighting.
    • Agile teams are dedicated to regularly inspecting their work and processes to ensure continual improvement and efficiency
    • Measure enhancements in value delivery by establishing appropriate metrics that accurately reflect progress and success.
    • Embrace a culture where mistakes are observed and analyzed as learning opportunities, helping Agile teams to evolve and avoid future repetitions.
    • Continuously upgrade team skillsets and adapt the working environment to stay aligned with the evolving needs of customers and stakeholders.
    • Measure, Learn, And Adapt Workshop
  • Agile Leadership

  • An Agile organization is committed to Servant Leadership rather than Command and control.