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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
How do businesses respond to changing conditions? This lesson will go over business agility, why it's important, and how to follow the six-step process to implement changes.
2. VUCA: Definition, Overview & Impact on Organizations
Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity are all realities of doing business in the 21st century. In this lesson, you'll learn more about these situations, known collectively as VUCA, and how they impact business decisions.
3. Drivers of Agile Transformation in Organizations
Why are many businesses are shifting to an agile model? This lesson looks at forces and factors that drive them towards this shift and some of the risks associated with not considering agility.
4. Dimensions of Business Agility
This lesson is designed for front-line managers, and identifies and describes the dimensions of business agility, including market dimensions, organizational dimensions and process-focused dimensions.
5. Principles of the Agile Manifesto
Agile methods surfaced to replace software development project management methods that were rigid and unresponsive. As with any concept, agile methods have guiding principles, and in this lesson, we'll look at those four guiding principles.
6. Vision & Values of Business Agility
The paradigm of business agility is rooted in a set of overarching values or principles. This lesson explores the key themes surrounding the values and principles of business agility.
7. Relationship Between Complexity & Business Agility
Agility allows companies to respond to changes quickly. But how does it relate to organizational complexity? In this lesson, we'll examine factors that contribute to complexity, including how agility and complexity interact.
8. Agile vs. Iterative Development
Iterative development is often identified with Agile, but it is not unique to Agile. Traditional project methodologies can use iterative development without incorporating the other components of Agile. Learn the similarities and differences between Agile and more traditional iterative development.
9. Measures of Success in Agile Businesses
Agile organizations monitor their performance by evaluating both outputs and outcomes. This lesson explores the differences between the measures, and it provides examples of how each complements the other.
10. Developing a Compelling Vision in Agile Management
It's not enough to simply have a vision. This lesson explores how to make a vision compelling by using a variety of creative tools to communicate its importance and impact.
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