A consistent theme in many boardrooms is a desire to be ‘more agile’.
“Agile ways of working” as a concept continues to rise at pace across all industry sectors and is seen as a new working model than can be applied at a team level and enterprise wide.
There may be different opinions on what is organisational agility. Two common thoughts:
Many of us are familiar with the application of agile practices at the project and product team levels, as supported by agile approaches such as Scrum, SAFe, Kanban, AgilePM and PRINCE2 Agile. We are yet to see a framework aimed at supporting the whole organization at creating a culture of agility capable of adequately responding to transformation and rapid change.
AgileSHIFT, an Axelos guide, aims to help teams and the whole organization understand the value of agile ways of working and how to achieve organisational agility. It is a light weight, tailorable framework that can be used by anyone. It is based on the premise that modern organisations will continue to experience transformational change. A KPMG global study in 2016 found that 96% of organisations are in some phase of transformation.
Enterprise agility has much to do with ensuring the organization is capable of quickly responding to change and able to support agile teams by integrating an agile mindset and agile ways of working across the entire organization.
Where agile approaches such as Scrum and Kanban predominantly focus at the product delivery level, AgileSHIFT is seen as the very first standard of its kind that outlines an approach to enhance agility organization wide.
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AgileSHIFT training is an ‘essentials’ level program aimed at providing guidance and building knowledge, allowing participants to be able to understand, engage with and influence change by embracing agile and lean ways of working.
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Using AgileSHIFT as a framework, to support organisations that wish to adopt (or currently using) agile approaches to elevate agility across the organization and succeed with transformational change in an ever-changing market place.
Achieving enterprise agility may require team and organisational change to embed and agile mindset and agile ways of working.