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Agility is the ability to respond to changing customer demands, market conditions, new technology disruptors. Keeping ahead of the game requires maturity and clarity developing organizational agility

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The fundamentals regarding people, process and technology have not changed, however the context is now far more complex in a VUCA world (volatile, uncertain,complex, and ambiguous) , Where we van no longer use the same kind of thinking, to maintain cohesion in uncertain environments with so much “noisy” information.

We need to adopt organizational agility that is based on emergence and complexity management to usher the next generation of intelligent connectivity, that will pave the way for new use cases 

Although many organizations now see agile as a organizational wide agility transformation  many are adopting a fragmented agile approach based on  limited software development practices.

At agreenfrog we can help you :

  • Scale Agile teams that is sustained through through a culture of learning and increasing their own agility and agile knowledge. Although we work with all types of agile frameworks like SAFe , Scum.org, Nexus, Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), Large Scrum (LeSS), Spotify , we  promote flexible lightweight methodologies with distributed leadership , teaming , knowledge management practices to both software development teams and business teams with modification and development and  tailored to an organization
  • Transition from Value Streams to Customer flow through the evolution end-to-end customer centric networks to changing mindsets and  a “shift left” orientation to organizational design, distributed leadership and factual methodologies using visual techniques in a fun and dynamic way
  • Human Centered Automation  across all business to enable, automate and codify customer flow. From from customer experience through to the DevSecOps deployment pipelines, With scaling methodologies that include however not limited to business rules as code, policy as code, configuration as code, infrastructure as code

Let us help you meet digital initiative ambitions through cloud platforms taking a whole of business path approach

Agility a whole of business approach

Agility is the ability to respond to change. Agile business transformations are complex and contextual. Context is everything, different environments call for a different mix of orientations, frameworks and methodologies and tools. There is no cookie cutter approach to agility. Instead, we need to be able to mix and match the frameworks and techniques that best suit an organizations situation

Teams are at the heart of Agility

Empowered self organizing and independent teams to achieve amazing things and create new experiences through integrated digital ecosystems 

Customer Flow over Product Flow

Work has changed , opportunities are boundless, we have shifted from a closed system to an open system that is continuously adapting and self organizing in response to this change. Building trust and collaboration, minimizing waste and creating feedback loops are key aspects in delivering business value while maintaining the ability to re-imagine the future and value that is being delivered to who ?

Engineering Excellence

Empowered self organizing and independent teams to achieve amazing things and create new experiences through integrated digital ecosystems requires technology agility  through vision, architecture, technical excellence, software, tools, DevOps and Continuous Delivery  

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used to create them” Albert Einstein

 

 Principle based design, value stream networks, complex systems, emergent practices , team science, distributed leadership  are the new levers to agility

 

Transpose from people to distributed teams , process to product networks  to customer flow and technology to  cloud base technology excellence

Integrating new capabilities for new ways of working

Always looking for inspiration

Successful teams grow and develop in spite of changing market conditions, while ineffective collaboration can destroy any endeavor. But what makes a team successful? There are different teaming models and approaches to determining teamwork effectiveness. We have learnt through Conway’s Law that the organizations that designs systems are constrained by communication structures and where form creates function  

This is leveraging team science such a psychological safety,  shared mental models, coaching  and mentoring,  distributed leadership within teams to amplify agility. What happens when there is no leader, does leadership emerge ? Listen Radiolab, for insights into comparisons to with fire-flyologists, ant experts, neurologists, a mathematician, and an economist.

With increases automation, cloud deployments, micro services, event driven architectures and asynchronous communications  are creating more complex business value streams and workload within organizations and  across organizations boundaries . This can result in more chaos across business operating models , with overlapping responsibilities, unclear data and process ownership, departmental silo’s, short term thinking and asking fro the worm IT solutions 

Although Agile, Lean and Systems thinking still apply however now now need to be applied in more complex environments. Value streams have been replaced with value stream networks.

Dave Snowden refers to complexity the science of inherent uncertainty and provides practical applications of  complexity theory to management science through his Cynefin framework to help us understand context to apply the correct method or leadership approach in changing situations.

When linked the OODA loop which is an individual and organizational learning and adaption process it can provide for key insights with distributed leadership in increasing organizational agility in complex Value Networks through principle based design and mental models , Latticework of Mental Models. There are other examples like liberating structures and agile frameworks like scrum Wardley Maps

Organizations  require forward thinking entrepreneurial culture to capitalize on  fast changing technology changes like the Digital Transformation, Cloud Innovation, Industry 4.0 ,  Internet of Things ,Simulations, 3D printing, augmented reality, AI and Big data with advanced analytics to improve agility, safety and resilience and to amplify customer, workforce and community interactions 

Cross functional collaboration is at the heart of Agile and human centered design is an approach that brings users in product development early and reduces the feedback lead time through prototypes and MVP’s that fuel the creation of products that resonate more deeply with the the users by applying a design driven approach  to every touch point along you product journey. And now complemented with model driven architecture MDA that separates business and application logic from the underlying platform technology (J2EE, .Net)  design

An newer trends like Business driven design (BDD) are amplifying the fundamental principles of agile

AI applies advanced topic mining logic to identify topics and relate content to those topics. Topics can reflect any knowledge that’s important, including customers, products, projects, policies and procedures. Project Cortex  uses advanced AI to deliver insights and expertise in the apps you use every day, to harness collective knowledge and to empower people and teams to learn, up skill and innovate faster. AI is creating knowledge entities, a new object class.  The relationships between those topics those knowledge entities and the experiences that connect this knowledge with people creates your knowledge network.

Dr Walid el Abed contemplates that to embrace the new a new future, data must be managed at the data source .  If we are creating data lakes we are decoupling from the life cycle of the source and creating artificial abstractions of data meaning that may be sub optimizing the reals value of the data. An example is the  transformation of business rules specified in natural language (NL) to executable models . This methodology uses Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR)  front ended by MSLA to bridge the gap from NL to  effectively transfer e business semantics from business people to IT and avoid software failures due to miscommunication

 

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