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Ch 1: Overview of Enterprise Agility

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Have your organization's supervisors review this chapter to gain a high-level understanding of enterprise agility. The chapter's lessons and quizzes can help your managers better understand the process of becoming an Agile organization.

Overview of Enterprise Agility - Chapter Summary

Share this corporate training chapter with your company's supervisors to help them review the fundamentals of enterprise agility. The chapter's simple and informative lessons cover concepts related to lean organizational structure, Agile leadership, the Agile manifesto and the characteristics of Agile organizations.

Each lesson comes with a short quiz, and the chapter concludes with a comprehensive exam that tests your supervisors' understanding of the information. The chapter can be accessed at any time, and our instructors are happy to answer any questions your supervisors may have.

How It Helps

  • Builds awareness: The chapter shows supervisors the characteristics, principles and benefits of Agile methodology.
  • Covers multiple Agile methods: Lessons cover examples of several Agile method types.
  • Improves leadership knowledge: Supervisors who complete the chapter can better understand the responsibilities of Agile leaders.

Skills Covered

By the end of the chapter, your organization's supervisors should be able to:

  • Define business, strategic and organizational agility
  • Discuss the principles of the Agile manifesto
  • Recognize the characteristics of Agile organizations
  • Assess the pros and cons of the Agile methodology
  • Compare different types of Agile methods
  • Describe the structure of lean organizations
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of Agile leaders

8 Lessons in Chapter 1: Overview of Enterprise Agility
What is Business Agility? - Definition & Process

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.

Strategic Agility: Definition & Examples

2. Strategic Agility: Definition & Examples

The concept of strategic agility describes a business's ability to remain fluid, changing and updating operations as innovations become available. In this lesson, we look at how strategic agility applies to the development of new products and services.

Examples of Organizational Agility

3. Examples of Organizational Agility

In this lesson, we'll learn about how agility can be applied in business situations. We'll explore some examples and see what it takes for a business to become an agile organization.

Principles of the Agile Manifesto

4. 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.

Agile Organizations: Characteristics & Examples

5. Agile Organizations: Characteristics & Examples

Agile is an approach to software development, but its values can be used by the organization as a whole. In fact, Agile is most effective when embraced by the entire organization. Learn the characteristics and examples of an Agile organization in this lesson.

Agile Methodology: Benefits & Disadvantages

6. Agile Methodology: Benefits & Disadvantages

Agile has been a buzzword in project management for a decade, and with good reason. In this lesson, we'll look at the benefits and disadvantages of agile methodology and how it can be applied to a typical project.

Agile Methodology: Types & Examples

7. Agile Methodology: Types & Examples

The term agile covers several project management approaches, all characterized by using incremental work packages. This lesson will look at the six agile approaches and show how each is used.

Lean Organizational Structure

8. Lean Organizational Structure

In this lesson, you will learn how the structure of a lean organization differs from the structure of a traditional organization and the benefits organizations with lean structures have over organizations with traditional structures.

Final Exam
How Organizations Become Agile
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