This means being able to react promptly and reliably to unforeseen events and new requirements. This ensures the ability to shape and act, creating a competitive advantages over organizations who take longer.
Agility – what is it actually?
Agility refers to the manoeuvrability, nimbleness and responsiveness of organizations, people or even systems to unforeseen events and new requirements.
Increase agility – who needs that?
If you agree to several of the following statements, it is important for your company to be able to adapt to change both reactively and proactively.
In my company…
… we have long product development and process optimization times.
… we are frequently confronted with rapidly changing customer and environmental requirements.
… we can derive value from speed.
Leading Agile teams
Using Agility for Lean Six Sigma
Using Agility for innovation
The goal of UMS ACADEMY is to train participants to perform all tasks and measures assigned to them in a goal and success-oriented manner. Participants of an Agile/SAFe training who fulfill all prerequisites can earn a UMS badge/certificate or a badge from Scaled Agile Inc.
In light of the effects of VUCA, the introduction of Agile working methods has long since ceased to be a question of whether or not Agility is beneficial, but instead of how and under what conditions agility can bring benefits.
Think about the internal combustion engine: a key characteristic of the engine is that both the cylinder and the piston are made of stable material. If they were unstable, the transmission of power from the explosion of the air-gas mixture to the crankshaft would fail completely or partially. This is also the case in companies: agile working methods release energy, and to ensure that this does not dissipate reliable mechanisms and processes are needed to channel this released energy in pursuit of the company’s goals.
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