November 12, 2019 8:00 am
Everyone's talking about Agile as holding a promise of delivering organizational agility, when in reality Agile is a software development method founded in small, well defined pieces of work that yield a predictable output and have no human consideration.
However what is appealing about Agile is its iterative, building blocks approach to getting from zero to finished only being able to see a few steps ahead. Seems like the right model when you're trying to navigate the sea of unknowns associated with business transformation, but doesn't hold water as an organizational agility model - and doesn't address the physicality of how people best work in a context of constant radical change.
So what mix makes for true organizational agility? This keynote sets the stage for today's sessions that speculate on future organization structures heading into the Millennium Age.