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By Annie Johnson, APAC CIO Outlook | Monday, March 15, 2021
To become Agile, companies need a change in the structure and relationship between management and the team by leading decision-making to the lowest level.
Fremont, CA: IT organizations that have adopted Agile has seen the benefits of transformation as its process and culture impact the capability to release code faster. The Agile methodology has built a competitive advantage for these organizations, such as higher-performing teams and products, optimized speed of time to market, increased customer satisfaction, and improved experiences. With Agile, teams can innovate faster, enhance the company's position in the industry by seizing unexploited market opportunities.
To become Agile, companies need a change in the structure and relationship between management and the team by leading decision-making to the lowest level. The bottom-up method makes the IT company more proficient and active. Agile eventually becomes the stimulate needed for innovation, kindling team collaboration. Teams depend on Agile methodology and culture to become high-performing units that offer value across the organization.
As Agile initiatives increase, IT can continue to expand development and improve release times. This converts into a better return on investment as code quickly moves to production, thus reducing the cost of failure—investment increases for companies operating with lean-development teams. The improved structure allows for less resources and developers.
One advantage of Agile is the ability to support distributed teams. As team members use tools that support and monitor progress, they can quickly increase their ability to work productively at home.
However, Agile transformation can be difficult to navigate. Real transformation needs a progressive way of thinking and general changes beyond delivery teams. For organizations beginning to adopt Agile or planning to move forward with t to the next level, it needs expertise and guidance.
Those at the initial stage of implementation encounter the challenge of the unknown, a lack of real-world application, and proper training. And those who are looking to take Agile to the next level face the issue of pushing past the upland of department-level success to offer value at an enterprise scale as it requires an ecosystem of strategic agility to respond to the changing environment quickly.
Agile can incorporate value and arouse innovation across the organization. However, it should be done the correct way.