Agile for Enterprise
“Nothing beats an agile team”
“…except a team of agile team”
Whether it is for the double-digit reduction in time to market, or the cost savings stemming from increased productivity, or indeed the leap in the quality of the delivered solution, more organizations than ever are anxious to adopt agile practices in their development activities and beyond.
The journey is often a difficult one, like all initiatives that deal with an organization’s culture and values. Poor alignment between actors spread across teams and functions; a fire fighting approach to prioritization; and numerous dependencies that frequently endanger what are already aggressive timelines are just a few examples of challenges faced by leaders today.
Luckily, they are not alone. Agile practitioners have been sharing their experiences since the Manifesto’s publication in 2001 and several bodies of knowledge have emerged as a result. The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), as its name indicates, helps scale agile principles to the modern, complex, extended enterprise. The framework’s recommendations are freely online at scaledagileframework.com and have been used successfully by thousands of change leaders worldwide to deliver tangible and proven business results.
Knowledge Expert is proud to be an official SAFe partner. We have witnessed first-hand how its application provides a clear way for organizations to infuse lean-agile principles at the project, program and portfolio levels. We have also seen how its introduction in one context immediately spawns interest in the surrounding teams, as benefits like transparency, alignment and acceleration are rapidly achieved.
In a nutshell
Is your existing business model, hierarchical org chart, communications style, and technology infrastructure keeping up with how quickly you need to adapt?
If not, then you need business agility: the ability of your entire organisation to respond to change with speed and relative ease.
Agile product delivery alone isn't enough. You need business agility.
It's when the entire organisation - business and technology - uses Lean and agile practices to continually deliver innovative business solutions faster than the competition.
With business agility, you can capitalise on emerging opportunities and respond to surprises and uncertainty.
You can make faster decisions, allocate funds with greater flexibility, and align the right people to do the right work.
Schedule an executive workshop and let us tailor an implementation roadmap for you
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