Six Pillars of Lean Business Agility


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Gerald owns an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet. His overall goal for a business day is to make enough pizza for each customer to have all the food they want, but not so much that he has to throw away a lot of extra pizza. What lean business agility concept does this characterize?

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1. Which lean business agility pillar involves managing the project portfolio with an emphasis on prioritizing resource allocation?

2. Stephen is an operations manager for a commercial airline. Although he has the authority to make unilateral decisions, he prefers to have small, but highly-skilled groups of subject matter experts tackle a problem. Which business agility principle is Stephen demonstrating?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz/worksheet, you'll be assessed on your understanding of the pillars of lean business agility. Key areas include a lean business agility concept associated with making just enough of a product that the customer wants, and a learn business agility pillar that involves managing the project portfolio with a focus on resource allocation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here are some of the main points you'll be quizzed on:

  • Business agility principle of delegating unilateral decisions to small, highly-skilled groups
  • Consideration associated with business agility that comes before making any major adjustments in a company
  • Description of the relationship between the philosophy of lean and agile

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of lean strategies in business and how they're connected to agile strategies
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a business agility concept of making only what the customer wants and needs and a principle of business agility that allows decisions to be made by groups who work together to solve problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the pillar of business agility that includes the management of a project portfolio by emphasizing resource allocation

Additional Learning

You can keep learning about agility in business with the lesson called Six Pillars of Lean Business Agility. The following topics will be explored in greater detail:

  • Customer collaboration
  • Servant leadership/agile leaders
  • Characteristics of an agile mindset