Agile Organizations

OrganizationsNew ways of working are needed to survive and thrive in a fast-moving, technology-driven world.

Agility to action: Operationalizing a value-driven agile blueprint

 – To successfully transition to an agile operating model, business leaders should focus on four questions.

Revisiting agile teams after an abrupt shift to remote

April 28, 2020 – Agile teams traditionally excel when their members are co-located. Here’s how to ensure they’re effective now that COVID-19 has...

To weather a crisis, build a network of teams

April 8, 2020 – This dynamic and collaborative team structure can tackle an organization’s most pressing problems quickly. Here are four steps...

Enterprise agility: Buzz or business impact?

March 20, 2020 – Many organizations are racing to become agile. New research suggests that agile transformation can have a powerful impact on the...

Agile in enterprise resource planning: A myth no more

August 29, 2019 – ERP transformations are never easy. Agile can help improve your results.

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Harnessing agile

This collection explores the structural and cultural shifts required to go agile, as well as the surprising amount of conviction and personal changes required from senior leaders. It also features executives from a range of industries sharing stories of their journeys to becoming agile.

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What it takes to go agile

IRST partners offer perspectives on the essential elements to become a truly agile organization.

INTERVIEWS

How the British Army’s operations went agile

Building agility in the British Army’s headquarters

All in: From recovery to agility at Spark New Zealand

Agile: The new active ingredient in pharma development

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Agile with a capital ‘A’: A guide to the principles and pitfalls of agile development

 – Understanding the true principles of agile can give companies the ability to work quickly, boosting efficiency and product success, and, ultimately, creating real, lasting value.

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INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES

Designing an agile transformation in pharma R&D

July 22, 2019 – Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly turning to the concept of agility to help them transform their R&D functions.

Giants can dance: Agile organizations in asset-heavy industries

May 2, 2019 – The agile revolution is sweeping across industries, and asset-heavy companies are taking note. We explore how and where they can...

The ever-changing store: Taking an agile, customer-centric approach to format redesign

April 11, 2019 – Many retailers believe—rightly—that format redesign is often too risky, takes too long, and costs too much. There’s...

A tale of two agile paths: How a pair of operators set up their organizational transformations

February 4, 2019 – Different approaches illustrate the company and market conditions that guide the structure of teams around work, and the rapid...

FROM THE LEADERSHIP & ORGANIZATION BLOG

The age of speed: How to raise your organization’s metabolism

March 25, 2019 – Organizing for speed has become a critical component in today’s consumer market. Here are six things companies must get...

What heavy industry can teach you about agility

September 24, 2018 – Organizational simplicity. Fast execution. Clear responsibilities. Fluid teams. Agile planning practices.

How to become an agile CIO

September 6, 2018 – Traditionally, CIOs manage practically everything related to information and communication technology. But in an agile organization,...

10 common myths about enterprise agility

July 5, 2018 – Agility is a hot topic, but you have to separate fact from fiction. In this post, we dispel 10 common myths about enterprise agility.

The drawbacks of agility

May 7, 2018 – Agility gets hailed as the new order for organizations striving to unlock value, but what about its drawbacks?

Agility: mindset makeovers are critical

April 30, 2018 – In today's dynamic markets, leaders need very different mindsets from those used to manage traditional organizations in less-demanding...