Today’s business environment is complex.
What worked yesterday might not work today [or tomorrow].
As things change—customers’ expectations, technology, competition—you must adapt.

Agility is a mindset, an intention, an attitude.

Agile is not a process, not a tool, not a “thing.” The success of  Agile rests squarely upon people—shared values, communication, and ongoing collaboration. While techniques, disciplines, and frameworks can certainly guide success, an Agile mindset is necessary for lasting results.

We’ve achieved more in the past 8 weeks than in the previous 6 months…


Guided Agile Transformation

VALUE #1: Improving agility across the organization

“Cultural change, change existing process, motivated employees”

Of no surprise, one of the most prominent themes that emerged was how teams and organizations improved their overall agile maturity. This included increased trust in agile, improved team self-management, better alignment of value streams, and wide-spread adoption of agile processes. A number of organizations reported a change in organizational culture toward an agile mindset and behaviors.

VALUE #2: Improving communication, collaboration, and transparency

“Transparency, collaboration, customer centricity”

Many organizations reported an improvement in the level of communication, collaboration and transparency in their organizations and teams, with this being seen as a key benefit and enabler of agile, and an important part of breaking down silos.

VALUE #3: Improving delivery speed and quality

“[Faster] alignment and more predictable delivery”

A number of organizations reported having increased the speed of delivery and reduced lead times, while also bettering the quality of products delivered. Respondents mostly attribute this to developing better processes to facilitate delivery and a shift in focus towards delivering value.

VALUE #4: Improving individual, team, and organization metrics

“Generate new business and shorter time of development”

Organizations reported seeing impacts on agility translating to success at all levels from individuals, through teams, and up to the organizational level. Some reported general success, while others were more specific, citing increases in business development, customer satisfaction, and productivity, among others.

VALUE #5: Improving management mindset

“I now have [the support of] a director level manager… and my influence… continues to spread throughout the enterprise.”

Organizations reported that agile transformations had a positive impact on managers and leaders. This was due, in large part, to having influenced changes in the mindset of leaders toward more agile thinking and culture as opposed to command and control or waterfall methodology.

*Information comes from the 2021 State of Agile Report

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