Achieving Business Agility: Strategies for Becoming Pivot Ready in a Digital World
BenefitsOffers a how-to strategy to help implement business agility inyour organizationFocuses on four specific change management strategies and howthey combine to help guide your organization throughtransformationCovers real-world examples of the application of strategies forfinance, marketing, and management verticalsSummaryKnow how to lead and establish business agility in yourorganization. Benefit from clear, actionable steps based on changemanagement truths that have been long underutilized and havelimited the success of agile expansion into your business. Thisbook provides a pragmatic framework for leading your businesstoward shifting to an agile mindset.Achieving Business Agility offers strategies andconcrete examples to engage business executives and will teach youhow to effectively execute these strategies. Whether you are adelivery executive, a change advocate, a consultant, a businessleader, or a newcomer to agile, you will learn clear actions from apractical, business-oriented perspective that is vital to effectchange and bring agile into your business.The book is structured in three sections. The first provides youwith a deep understanding of each of four strategies. The secondsection tells the story of a company that applied these strategiesthrough the eyes of several key players. The last section helps youget started applying what you learned in your own company.What You Will LearnGet the attention of your executives by alerting them to acompany problem that can impact them personally and create a senseof urgency to address itCollaborate with your executives in a way that gets them toopen up and to see how their operating model is a contributingcause to the company problemDemonstrate how your executives can specifically benefit from anew agile business operating model and address the companyproblemCreate a reinforcement structure on a larger scale to establishagile as the new standard operating model in your organizationWho This Book Is ForManagers, business leaders, and consultants at/for largeenterprises or small startups who want their company to bettercompete in today’s fast-moving markets that present threats andopportunities at every turn. No agile expertise is required.Table of ContentsSound the AlarmLook in the MirrorShine the LightAgile Business RealizationThe Solar Corona Insurance CompanySounding the Alarm at Solar CoronaSolar Corona Looks in the MirrorShining the Light on Solar CoronaAgile Business Realization at Solar CoronaLearning from Solar CoronaImportance of AlignmentYour Journey AheadAuthorsJohn Orvos brings techniques from over 20 yearsof experience as a business consultant, Agile practice leader, andaward-winning agile strategist, John has led transformationsalongside hundreds of agile consultants dealing with adopting andscaling Agile in Fortune 500 organization. Over the past two years,John has been asked by these customers how to accomplish even moreambitious goals—an agile business—in order for them to bettercompete against smaller digital disruptor competitors. Johnprovides a fresh business-oriented perspective on how to enable anentire large organization to pivot, not just be agile in IT.