“Change is not a threat it’s an opportunity, Survival is not the goal, transformative success is.”
As agile means an ability to adapt and respond the change. They let organizations adopt the mindset that, change is an opportunity more than fear. The organizational agility of SAFe is one of the seven competencies to achieve business agility which helps the agile organizations to change the mindset and adapt to change and progress upwards.
If define, Organizational Agility is an ability of a company to quickly change or adapt in accordance to the market changes.
The benefit include
Improved economic outcomes
Increased business resilience
To view the benefits of organizational agility in detail let’s study its dimension details. This also consists of three dimensions.
1. Lean Thinking People and Agile Team
This dimension is responsible for delivering the business solutions including all the supporting activities with a software solution and digital system. Business delivery involves all departments as operational, legal, marketing, development, and finance, etc. To apply effectively lean thinking people and agile teams embrace agile mindset, practices, and principles.
Extending mindset and principles to enterprise- Extending the lean mindset to the entire company results in a company culture that enhances business agility. It leads the practitioner throughout the process with the tools and behaviors needed for the adoption of successful transformation.
Agile technical team- As agile is rapidly expanding in every area of work it becomes a necessity for every agile technical team to perform with a higher degree which provides personal satisfaction. So every technical individual wants to be a member of an agile technical team.
Agile Business team- These teams are involved in the functions which support delivering and developing business solutions such as sales, product marketing, legal, contract, finance, shipping, customer service, SCM, etc.
Agile working environment- It provides various benefits as
Enhance state of mental flow
Supports collaboration of informal teams
Supports occasional privacy
Provide platforms for presenting objectives by stand-ups, PI, etc.
Visualizing work- As there is work everywhere by visualizing it, individuals can convert, identify, and remove unnecessary, unplanned, unapproved, and double work. Further, this can be sorted out.
2. Lean Business Operations
It is responsible to understand and balance between the operational value stream and development value stream. To carry this organization requires developers to
Understand their supporting operational value stream
Apply customer-centric and design thinking to all interior and exterior solutions.
Involve solution supporting business teams in the development process.
Mapping Value Stream- By implementing it organization can improve and analyze the business operations and reduce the delayed time.
Implementing Flow- With help of the Kanban board once mapped the value stream team can proceed to implement the value stream and identify and solve the bottleneck and backlog for improving performance.
Optimizing operational value stream- By introducing automation in as many possible steps in the process will reduce the complexity of work and time wastage. To make the process more efficient various tooling automation are introduced their main points are
Agile lifecycle management solutions
Workflow management system
Content and translation management solution
3. Strategy Agility
This dimension is responsible to capture the changes in the market and create and implement strategies rapidly and definitively whenever necessary.
Sensing Market- Based on market research, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, direct-indirect customer feedback, and direct observation of customers in market sensing signify the culture and practice of changing market dynamics.
Innovating as lean startup- After sensing opportunities it is better to innovate using build-measure-learn a lean start-up cycle in which new initiative and investment manages the flow and reduces the risk.
Implementing strategy changes- Once identifying and defining the new strategy are done it should be communicated to all stakeholders and owners for implementation.
Innovating accounting- This provides the indicators for actionable metrics focusing on any specific area and measuring its outcomes by objective data where the traditional method fails.
Innovating sunk costs- Mostly the sunk cost which is unchangeable, unrecoverable, and independent is ignored in strategy as it affects only the future course of business. It is important while achieving the future change so irrelevant in change strategy.
Structuring and restructuring around value- It helps in guiding an organization to align development effort around the end to end the flow of value highlighting dual operating system as a benefit
Agile Contract- To acquire business agility needs a flexible approach to all types of contracts requiring adaptability to evolving strategy, which is provided by agile contracts.
By learning the agile ways and adapting them we will know that “Business is not about making money, it is a way to become who you are”. These seven competencies of business agility will surely help you change your mindset and adapt to the new way of looking at the world of business. You will learn that service, quality, and customer satisfaction are needed focus to have a successful business as well as your satisfaction of doing business.
About Advance Agility
We, at Advance Agility, are the new-age Agile Coaching, Consulting and IT services company. We enable end-to-end Digital Transformation. Agile execution is integral to our being. We are doing SAFe implementation with small, medium and large organization across the globe. Our vision is to be the leading Agile execution player globally. To keep adding value at every process stage. We are on a mission to empower our clients, move from concept to cash in the shortest sustainable lead time by adopting human centric approach to business agility. Embracing the change is in our DNA. Things that keep us apart are Quicker and Seamless execution with End-to-end gamut of services. Our Global presence and Stellar Track Record give us an edge over our competitor.
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