Awareness of the Impact of Agility

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Awareness of the Impact of Agility
Leon Debije, Management Consultant, Netherlands, Member
To me the adaptation to agility of organizations starts with the awareness of the impact of being agile.
It all started with agile software development in the project environment of a standing organization. However, the standing organization where the primary processes are today got more and more in the way of the required speed. Management isn't able to cope with 2,4 or 6 week sprints of an agile software development:
- The decision making processes and cycles of quarter and (half) year take much longer and don't interact with 2, 4 or 6 weeks.
- Plus what about all those key workers of the primary process who have to be continuously involved in the ongoing agile development of the organization. What will happen to them? Do they stay key-workers, being so much off from their primary work?
This whole thing of being 'agile', to respond accurate and adequate to external (market, stakeholders+) and internal (compliance, techniques+) tends to require a different m...Sign up

Awareness of the Impact of Agility
Dr Robin C Hesler
Good points Leon. First though the organization must have a governance and management structure, policies, guidelines and processes to foster a...Sign up

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Leon Debije, Management Consultant, Netherlands, Member
Dr Robin C Hesler, thanks for your positive feedback. In addition, I agree on your statement about information and knowledge. For me this is key to be...Sign up

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