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.


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


• Organization Accountability
• Organization Safety
• Organization Synergy


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


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


• Organization Continuous Improvement
• Organization Learning Culture
• Organization Metrics


• 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