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In the early 2000’s, agile principles revolutionized the way projects are completed – by iterating instead of planning all activities. Now, those principles are being applied to organizational design and management. In the past, we managed with the assumption that the world is predictable and careful planning will yield the desired result. The agile methodology assumes that chaos reigns and we need to be flexible and adaptive in a world of uncertainty. To support this, the company hierarchy must change from a centralized model of decision-making, to a decentralized one where empowerment is pushed down the corporate ladder; those closer to the problems are best equipped to deal with them.
Making this transformation requires the commitment of senior executives who have the strategic vision to recognize the long-term value of moving toward an agile organization. Analytics plays a vital role in encouraging that transformation, by measuring behaviors that contribute to a company’s agility. This stat is called the Agility Quotient (AQ), a new measurement of a company’s readiness to face the demands of business in an agile manner. In general, metrics of people working in groups is more important than measurements of individual performance. This session will examine the analytics involved in determining a company’s agility, and lay out a road map for organizations to make the cultural change from bureaucracy to agility.
Three key learning objectives:
Attendees will learn the history of the agile movement and how it relates to organizations.
Attendees will classify agile from non-agile aspects of an organization.
Attendees will learn how analytics plays a vital role in promoting the change to an agile organization.
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