According to Forrester Research, “Every industry is subject to disruption. Only a truly agile business is equipped to respond.”
Creating agility in any business means being aware of the entire business operating structure and consciously redesigning it so that its speed, steering, and opportunity end with the best results.
Compared to the least effective traditional methods, one 2008 survey found that agile methods resulted in:
— 29% better cost
— 91% better schedule
— 97% better productivity
— 50% better quality
— 400% better satisfaction, and
— 470% better ROI
To increase business agility, businesses have to look at improving business agility, portfolio agility, and delivery agility. This is best achieved by following 5 critical steps. Here are 3 of them:
#1 Enterprise Scale Agility and Lean Thinking
Execute and deliver on your strategy quickly and effectively. Get software and IT teams to complete applications by building stable agile teams and delivery groups. Measure success through adoption, operational, and impact.
#2 Agile Planning, Work Sequencing, and DevOps
Plan the sequence of work and deploy it more consistently. Provide software support where needed and help your team manage planned and unplanned work across the department.
#3 Agile Portfolio Management
Connect your strategy to execution. Portfolio agility allows you to look at potential allocations of work to stable teams based on capacity and expertise and spot the delivery methods that give your customers the most value to the market.