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Basics of Business Agility - Chapter Summary
Use this helpful chapter on the basics of business agility to get your employees up to speed on these topics and ensure everyone is on the same page. A few of the subjects presented in these video lessons include the process of business agility and the principles of the agile manifesto. Corporate training is easy with this mobile-friendly resource, which can be completed from work or home at all hours.
How It Helps
- Offers understanding: The ins and outs of business agility are all covered in this chapter, from dimensions of business agility to the values supported by the agile business model.
- Simplifies training: Feel free to use this resource for all of your training needs, including onboarding, new hire training, refresher courses and group meetings.
- Boosts confidence: Whether your employees are new to business agility or have been using the model for some time, they'll feel confident in their knowledge after completing this chapter.
This chapter is designed to ensure your employees can do the following:
- Discuss the process of business agility
- Give an overview and the impact of VUCA
- Identify the drivers of agile transformation in organizations
- Outline the dimensions of business agility
- Name the principles of the agile manifesto
- Explain the vision and values of business agility
- Detail the relationship between complexity and business agility
- Differentiate between agile and iterative development
- Identify the measures of success in agile business
- Develop a compelling vision in agile management
1. What is Business Agility? - Definition & Process
Business agility is the measure of an organization's capability to adjust when encountering changing conditions. Identify the fundamental aspects of the process of becoming an agile business through identifying and responding to change.
2. VUCA: Definition, Overview & Impact on Organizations
VUCA stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Explore how VUCA represents the challenges in business situations, an overview of these challenges, and the impact of VUCA challenges on organizations with examples.
3. Drivers of Agile Transformation in Organizations
Business agility involves creativity, flexibility, and speed to adjust practices or models to meet numerous challenges. Explore the drivers of agile transformation in organizations, learn about factors that effect change, and discover the repercussions of non-agility.
4. Dimensions of Business Agility
Business agility is marked by embracing failure as learning opportunities and accepting optimizing changes at all levels. Explore the different market, organizational, and process-focussed dimensions related to business agility.
5. Principles of the Agile Manifesto
The principles of the agile manifesto which has guided the software industry since it was written by industry leaders in 2001. Explore the principles of the agile manifesto and its components, including individuals and interactions, working software, customer collaboration, and responding to change.
6. Vision & Values of Business Agility
Uncover the vision and values of business agility to understand why they are adopted by organizations. Examine agile language and values, see the values of agile, and examine agile values in practice with the Agile Manifesto.
7. Relationship Between Complexity & Business Agility
The relationship between complexity and business agility impacts how organizations function. Discover what agility is, examine business complexity, and uncover more about the relationship between agility and complexity.
8. Agile vs. Iterative Development
Iterative development focuses on creating a cyclical project timeline, while agile development is a more flexible approach to project management designed to respond to the unpredictable. Learn how to differentiate between iterative development and agile methodologies for project management.
9. Measures of Success in Agile Businesses
Measures of success are quantifiable aspects of a company's performance that reflect its goals. Learn how agility serves as a measure of success and is quantified, including concepts of output measures, income claims, and cause vs correlation.
10. Developing a Compelling Vision in Agile Management
Company vision defines a shared goal, supporting company direction and growth when compelling to employees. See the components that create a compelling vision and vision-oriented culture and leadership within a company.
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