Organization Business Agility

Capability Template Details

Organization Business Agility

This enterprise business agility capability template enables organizations to become resilient, innovative, and Lean-Agile. Influenced by many Agile & Lean thought leaders, this template provides an opportunity for organization leaders to improve and measure the behaviors, performance, and capabilities required of an organization in today’s fast-moving business environments. In addition to being a Lean-Agile Business Agility assessment, it can also be used to create an Agile Maturity Model focused on Lean Portfolio management, Agile Portfolio Management, Business Agility, and overall Enterprise Agility.

Ideal For

Senior leadership at the enterprise level or the leadership of a unit/division who wants to improve their Business Agility capabilities.

References

Works of thought leaders that influenced the Growth Criteria, assigned Stage, and associated Outcomes.

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Capabilities by Dimension

22 total capabilitys

Value Driven

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

Dynamics

• Organization Synergy
• Organization Accountability
• Organization Safety

Quality

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

Adapt

• Organization Agile Teams
• Organization Sustainability
• Organization Funding
• Organization Iterative Planning
• Organization Flow of Value

Improve

• Organization Learning Culture
• Organization Measures

Leadership

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

Capability Growth Criteria Example

Organization Synergy

Assesses the sense of shared ownership and collaboration amongst organization members.

Starting (0)

There is a lack of shared ownership, timely input, and direct interaction between different units of the organization; they work in silos

Developing (1)

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

The organization uses a common language to describe their work

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

Emerging (2)

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

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

Adapting (3)

Organization members are willing to play multiple roles to get things done, even if it means working outside of their function or domain

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

Optimizing (4)

"Handoffs" between teams/units feel as if they have been completely eliminated