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Dissecting Aches & Pains

Dissecting the Aches and Pains of Implementing Business Agility

The capability to handle a continuous stream of innovations and to respond quickly to unexpected events is precious to organizations trying to survive the hypercompetitive world of digitally transformed business. They are discovering that Agile management and delivery practices are critical, perhaps mandatory, especially when it comes to business model innovation, which affects strategy and established modus operandi. In fact, the capability to systematically execute such changes in an efficient and effective way, at a predictable and sustainable tempo, is what defines true “business agility.”

In this webinar, Borys Stokalski and Aleksander Solecki look at the processes and practices that support business agility from the perspectives of value innovation and product portfolio management. You’ll discover why “crossing of the Rubicon” is a useful metaphor to describe the challenge of rolling out an innovation that fundamentally changes the way an organization works, and why to achieve truly transformative changes, you’ll need to reevaluate skills, priorities, resources, and power.

Stokalski and Solecki highlight the challenges — and offer advice to overcoming them — that arise at four important decision points that often mark an organization’s evolution from a traditional command-and-control structure running isolated Agile experiments to an enterprise that is a consistently Agile business. These “Rubicon” decision moments, which can be viewed as generic milestones on an Agile transformation map, include:

  1. Scaling Out and Up: The decision to roll out an enterprise-wide Agile approach after a successful Agile project that has been limited in size and executed by a team of skilled enthusiasts
  2. Building an Agile Delivery Ecosystem: The decision to include external suppliers as partners in Agile delivery through optional scope contracts and transparent budgeting
  3. Establishing Value Streams: The decision to empower product owners to manage the backlogs and product features and create integrated business/IT units; and
  4. Agile Budgeting: The decision to change an established project budgeting practice to better reflect the nature of backlogs and value streams.

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