What critical factors need to be in place for an organisation to be agile?

Agile organisations need to connect Agile Direction with Agile Execution

Agile direction requires a strategic framework to enable agile decision-making

  • The direction is set as a ‘compass heading’ based on sets of testable beliefs about fundamentals
  • A strategy is formulated as a multi-level set of decision-making frameworks nested in each other
  • Strategic decision-making should be optimised for robustness in an uncertain environment
  • Situational review, changes in overall intent and strategic priorities are driven by an appropriate operating rhythm

Agile execution requires delivery units to be connected with strategic intentions at all levels

  • Teams at all levels to operate with high alignment and high autonomy (distributed decision rights and clear accountabilities)
  • A strategy is conceived as a set of decision-making frameworks nested in each other enabling rapid decision-making
  • Adapting actions at a low level is routine to maintain a steady course
  • Changing direction should be unusual but not disruptive – by changing the high-level decision-making framework
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