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 biggest challenges according to those in a Business Agility Transformation
Source: The 2018 Business Agility Report, The Business Agility Institute
What organizational challenges are you facing—
and what EBA solutions does ICON offer?
Tech is sprinting while org is stuck
Bring Agile thinking and methods to all areas of organization, within and beyond IT. Leverage Agile within HR, Accounting, and operational Business teams.
Low employee engagement
Coach and develop leaders to build high-performing, empowered and autonomous Agile teams, measured by team morale and self-organization.
Slow time to market
Use Value Stream Management to create visibility in your work pipeline and determine the bottlenecks that are slowing down the workflow.
Missed market opportunities
Improve the customer experience by bringing in their voice. Understand customer problems, emotions, and goals so you can build the right product.
Can't attract or retain the right talent
Teach HR modern Agile Talent Management Practices to attract the right culture fit and cultivate an engaging brand.
High defect rates and slow recovery
Iteratively change architecture to enable continuous delivery/release and mature DevOps capabilities to include automation.
Demand and capacity aren't aligned
Bring clarity and capacity to demand. Use lean thinking to provide a fast and flexible flow of high-value work.
Too many cross-team dependencies and handoffs
Organize people into collaborative, cross-functional Agile teams, eliminating dependencies and creating alignment and flow toward strategic goals.
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.
Ready to get started?
Private Enterprise Business Agility Courses
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.
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.