Achieving Business Agility offers strategies and concrete examples to engage business executives and will teach you how to effectively execute these strategies. Whether you are a delivery executive, a change advocate, a consultant, a business leader, or a newcomer to agile, you will learn clear actions from a practical, business-oriented perspective that is vital to effect change and bring agile into your business.
The book is structured in three sections. The first provides you with a deep understanding of each of four strategies. The second section tells the story of a company that applied these strategies through the eyes of several key players. The last section helps you get started applying what you learned in your own company.
What You’ll Learn
- Get the attention of your executives by alerting them to a company problem that can impact them personally and create a sense of urgency to address it
- Collaborate with your executives in a way that gets them to open up and to see how their operating model is a contributing cause to the company problem
- Demonstrate how your executives can specifically benefit from a new agile business operating model and address the company problem
- Create a reinforcement structure on a larger scale to establish agile as the new standard operating model in your organization
Managers, business leaders, and consultants at/for large enterprises or small startups who want their company to better compete in today’s fast-moving markets that present threats and opportunities at every turn. No agile expertise is required.
Chapter 1: Sound the Alarm
Chapter 2: Look in the Mirror
Chapter 3: Shine the Light
Chapter 4: Agile Business Realization
Part 2: The Story - Strategies in Action
Chapter 5: The Solar Corona Insurance Company
Chapter 6: Sounding the Alarm at Solar Corona
Chapter 7: Solar Corona Looks in the Mirror
Chapter 8: Shining the Light on Solar Corona
Chapter 9: Agile Business Realization at Solar Corona
Chapter 10: Learning from Solar Corona
Part 3: The Takeaway - Defining Your Company’s Journey
Chapter 11: Importance of Alignment
Chapter 12: Your Journey Ahead