Requisite agility and the agile business

 "Agile" and agilityThere's a lot of talk about the transfer of "Agile" (techniques for managing software development projects) into the rest of business. There is some justification and rationale for this because the basic problem Agile set out to solve – managing complex change in an uncertain environment – is also a problem for businesses. ...
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MANUFACTURING

1. CHALLENGE 

High absence and turnover of front-line teams, chronic conflicts and quality issues between shifts, poor housekeeping, quality issues and disorganization pushing up costs and poor on time delivery.

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HEALTHCARE

1. CHALLENGE 

Federal regulations imposed strict new restrictions on the way pharmaceutical companies operate with doctors and hospitals, constraining their traditional sales and marketing activities. A new way of creating value was necessary.

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SOCIAL AND MASS MEDIA

1. CHALLENGE 

A seismic technological shift from analog to digital completely changed how media was being used by consumers. The advent of digital required all the processes of journalism, news, current affairs, music and arts programming to be redefined, or the business would cease to exist.

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MINING

1. CHALLENGE 

SAP was stalled in the launch of the world’s largest implementation of its ERP system with one of world's largest mining companies. Continued delays could result in a fatal failure to deliver to their markets and customers. This would severely impact share price, global trust in the corporate brand and countless millions in recovery costs and lost revenues.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

1. CHALLENGE

A key segment of high value customers of a major international bank were not being serviced in an effective and timely manner. This resulting in millions of dollars loss of potential income. The promises made of being responsive to the segment were genuine and sincere, but the harder staff and the organization worked the more they found themselves in the same place.

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