Organizations aspire to be adaptive, innovative, nimble, and competitive. The progress toward these goals can be frustrating. The reality is that organizations are a little like the people in them: complex, full of potential, well-intentioned…and with old habits.
Business agility means adopting the mindset, practices, and tools to become more value-focused and customer-obsessed. Wicresoft’s purpose is to help organizations on their path to business agility by offering products and services to suit their needs at different stages of their journey.
Today, agile methodologies are being tested with great outcomes – typically by a firm’s information technology department. Some of these initiatives are held back because the broader organization has conflicting practices that were built for old ways of working: this is especially true for how funding is managed and how teams are organized. In other business units beyond IT, the path to agility is even less clear: how do you take a production process within an industry and make it more agile?
Whether your immediate focus is on modernizing how you manage work – or on a full cultural transformation – there are common points to address. These include how to make better decisions, based on which processes, based on what data and which technology. Underpinning it all is people: how you lead, how you manage, and how you empower your teams to achieve mastery, autonomy, and purpose.
Everyone’s path to business agility will be different. But there are helpful standards. The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a transformative approach that is founded on many tried and tested ‘lean’ practices. We believe this is a great place to start. It helps establish good habits for leading and managing a future-oriented business. But not everyone is ready today to commit the whole organization to SAFe. And its application should be thoughtfully tailored to fit your business.
If SAFe is not appropriate for you right now, address other items on your business agility roadmap. Items such as: a transition to better visibility, optimized decision-making and opportunities to automate, outsource, or improve.
Strategically plan, visualize and sequence work based on measures of business value and capacity. Data-driven delivery of work, projects and products. Enable transparency, efficiency, decision-making and team empowerment, with safety guard rails in place.
Identify, set up and operate areas of your business that can be outsourced to improve velocity, efficiency, ROI and quality. Free up your employees so they can focus on what they do best.
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