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Business Agility

Business agility is how fast you can deliver the right product to your customers and quickly respond to market changes and customers' demands.
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Zettelkasten, April 03, 2022

Notes

  • Business agility is how fast you can deliver the right product to your customers and quickly respond to market changes and customers' demands.

  • A company achieves business agility through lean processes that rapidly implement ideas, thus allowing teams to deliver something and get customers' feedback quickly (low time-to-market).

    • It only happens when the whole end-to-end process of the value stream is efficient—high flow efficiency.
  • Business agility optimizes value delivery to customers. You only create value for customers when they receive the right product.

  • The development process includes, somewhere, the customers as early as possible.

  • It integrates the upstream (strategy) and the downstream (development) into a single value stream to create a fast and steady workflow.

    • For this to function correctly, executive management must be on board.
  • The goal of business agility is to impact the business metrics positively.

What Is Not Business Agility?

  • Agile methods are a means—not the purpose—for achieving business agility.

  • When teams hold rituals such as daily standups and team retrospectives, you don't create business agility. That is, at best, local agile development.

  • Collecting ideas over a long period and making annual plans kills business agility.

  • If what needs to do has already been decided in long-term plans, then the whole business agility has no effects.

  • Business agility doesn't work if the organization has agile islands and the surrounding processes remain the same.

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