First, there was personal productivity. Then, everyone started talking about Agile teams. Today, it’s time to talk about Business Agility.
In a recent podcast I talked with Dima Moroz of Kanbanize about how one does get an organization to do the right things at the right time. The trick is to move the most effective levers and if you focus on the whole organization, you better set that lever as high as possible. Only in rare cases does it depend on only one (agile) team whether real value is delivered to the customer. Most of the time this is a matter of agile interactions between multiple teams. However, Business Agility only thrives when someone on the portfolio-level has done some thinking about how just so much work enters the organization that projects are finished on a regular basis.