The Key to a Successful Business Agility Transformation?
Embrace Agile at the Leadership Level

Leadership support of the Agile Mindset is the most impactful determinant of whether or not an organization will succeed in their Business Agility Transformation. If you want to rise above the competition, then you as a leader must speak the language of the teams you want to empower.

After a decade of Scaled Agile consulting, ICON knows what leadership culture should look like at the executive level. It begins with a vision for the organization that includes—and goes beyond—a focus on strategic business outcomes. To help clients embrace company-wide agility with the right kind of leadership support, we've adopted the measurement-based Enterprise Business Agility (EBA) Model by Agile Transformation, Inc.

The Key to a Successful Business Agility Transformation
The biggest challenges according to those in a Business Agility Transformation

Source: The 2018 Business Agility Report, The Business Agility Institute

The Enterprise Business Agility (EBA) Model

This model outlines seven key areas organizations must address to achieve true business agility.

Enterprise Business Agility Model

What organizational challenges are you facing—
and what EBA solutions does ICON offer?

Tech is sprinting while org is stuck

Agile Framework & Mindset

Bring Agile thinking and methods to all areas of organization, within and beyond IT. Leverage Agile within HR, Accounting, and operational Business teams.

Agile Framework & Mindset

Low employee engagement

Leadership & Culture

Coach and develop leaders to build high-performing, empowered and autonomous Agile teams, measured by team morale and self-organization.

Leadership & Culture

Slow time to market

Org Structure & Design

Use Value Stream Management to create visibility in your work pipeline and determine the bottlenecks that are slowing down the workflow.

Org Structure & Design

Missed market opportunities

Customer Seat at the Table

Improve the customer experience by bringing in their voice. Understand customer problems, emotions, and goals so you can build the right product.

Customer Seat at the Table

Can't attract or retain the right talent

Make it Stick/Sustain

Teach HR modern Agile Talent Management Practices to attract the right culture fit and cultivate an engaging brand.

Make it Stick/Sustain

High defect rates and slow recovery

Technology Agility

Iteratively change architecture to enable continuous delivery/release and mature DevOps capabilities to include automation.

Technology Agility

Demand and capacity aren't aligned

Lean Portfolio Management

Bring clarity and capacity to demand. Use lean thinking to provide a fast and flexible flow of high-value work.

Lean Portfolio Management

Too many cross-team dependencies and handoffs

Org Structure & Design

Organize people into collaborative, cross-functional Agile teams, eliminating dependencies and creating alignment and flow toward strategic goals.

Org Structure & Design

What does ICON bring to an EBA Transformation?

As your strategic Business Agility partner, ICON guides you through a comprehensive EBA transformation that optimizes the seven key areas requiring agility. Our cross-functional coaching teams help you uncover and understand your business challenges, support the development of your transformation roadmap, and guide your teams through implementation of that strategy. Our EBA coaches are certified in multiple areas of concern and are expert communicators, offering the maturity needed to achieve a successful Business Agility Transformation.

What does ICON bring to an EBA Transformation?

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EBA Strategy Public Training

Currently, we are offering 3-day Enterprise Business Agility Strategy workshops across the nation. Explore the seven pillars and learn how to build a vision, success measures, and roadmap to enable Enterprise Business Agility taught by some of the most experienced practitioners in our industry today.

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Monitor your Transformation with AgilityHealth®

How do you know you’re improving on your transformation journey? To ensure that metrics validate your progress, EBA includes a comprehensive set of AgilityHealth® Radars that allow companies to assess how well they are performing on a quarterly basis. These radars have become the industry standard for gathering empirical evidence to accurately measure where progress is being made, and how much more work needs to be done before we’ve arrived in a specific area.

ICON’s AgilityHealth® facilitators use radars to measure and assess Team, Program, Portfolio, Individual, and Enterprise Health. They optimize your use of this tool, utilizing their experience and coaching skill to help you gather this data accurately and use it in a meaningful way.

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EBA Health Radar