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As the fourth installment in the series “Ingredients for Enterprise Agility,” this Advisor explores how a transformation team can create and maintain momentum by mobilizing volunteers, walking the board, applying the pickup sticks model, and creating an evidence board.
In this Executive Update, we consider the elements of failure and examine portfolio management as both an extension of strategy and an ongoing journey. Finally, we illustrate a roadmap and framework to get you on the right path.
To successfully accelerate transformation, digital leaders must be tightly aligned in three pillars: 1) team (for continuous collaboration), 2) talent (for continuous learning), and 3) technology (for continuous delivery). This Advisor provides insight into these three pillars and explores how to use each to support organizational transformation.
What does “digital” really mean to a company? What makes Agile different from what came before? What are the implications of DevOps and the speed it provides? This article highlights the degree of change required for various heavily impacted functions within the company and the impact of new behaviors that go against decades of habit.
Agile has picked up a number of misconceptions, offshoots, and antipatterns as the world has figured out how to make it effective in different environments. Jacek Chmiel examines potential biases and the impacts they have on how Agile and DevOps show up in our organizations, helping us reflect on how we might reimagine various aspects and break out of our old ways of thinking.
Digital twins have a range of capabilities that contribute to organi­zational agility. This Advisor explores how these capabilities link to agility dimensions, including data management capabilities, simulation, modeling, optimization, learning, and traceability.
This issue of Cutter Business Technology Journal, with Guest Editor Eric Willeke, explores the strategies leaders should embrace to enable transformational change. These include integrating elements of digital, Agile, DevOps, and other modern practices, embracing a holistic mindset and culture, measuring impact, and reimagining new approaches to formerly tried-and-true practices.
Successful transformation requires organizations to structure and operate in new ways, which requires creating many new patterns for designing teams and their collaborations with other groups. Anna Wiedemann et al. introduce one example of an organizational structure tactic for enabling successful evolutionary change with a small group of development teams supported by a vendor-managed operations environment.