Organization Business Agility

Assessment Template Details

Lean Agile Intelligence

Organization Business Agility

This template focuses on the best practices and characteristics of a resilient, innovative, and agile organization. Influenced by many Agile & Lean thought leaders, this template provides an opportunity for organization leaders to reflect and improve on the behaviors, qualities, and capabilities required of an organization in today’s fast-moving business environments.

Ideal For

Either senior leadership at the enterprise level or the leadership of a specific unit who want to improve their Business Agility capabilities.

References

Works of thought leaders that influenced the Practice's Technique Criteria, assigned Agility Stage, and impacted Business Outcomes.

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Questions/Practices by Practice Dimension

25 total practices

Value Driven

• Organization Customer Centricity
• Organization Discovery
• Organization Focus on Value
• Organization Mission & Purpose
• Organization Product Orientation

Dynamics

• Organization Accountability
• Organization Safety
• Organization Synergy

Quality

• Organization Architecture
• Organization DevOps
• Organization Focus on Quality
• Organization Technical Enablers

Adapt

• Organization Deliverable Size
• Organization Flow of Value
• Organization Funding
• Organization Iterative Planning
• Organization Sustainability
• Organization Teams

Improve

• Organization Continuous Improvement
• Organization Learning Culture
• Organization Metrics

Leadership

• Organization Change Management
• Organization Communication
• Organization Leadership Enabling
• Organization Leadership Mindset

Practice Technique Criteria Example

Organization Synergy

Starting (0)

There is a lack of shared ownership, timely input, and direct interaction between different units of the organization

Developing (1)

Organization members have a clear and common understanding of the vision and goals of the initiatives they are working on

The organization uses a common language to describe their work

Organization members know what each other are working on and ensure open lines of communication, alignment of efforts, and management of dependencies

Emerging (2)

The organization has collaborative workspaces (on-site or remote) and utilizes collaboration tools for communication, sharing, and fun

Organization members listen to one another's opinions and consider tradeoffs

Adapting (3)

Organization members at all levels provide feedback to one another on how they can improve

Organization members make time to pair with others to learn a new domain and skills

Organization members succeed and fail as one; no finger-pointing

Optimizing (4)

Organization members are willing to chip in on important work outside of their function/unit to get things done

Organization leaders are well versed in advanced techniques that create synergies across units; they coach organization members and ensure it exists