How visibility, agility and alignment can help your organization achieve business agility
Business agility refers to an organization’s ability to quickly and cost-effectively respond to market changes and emerging opportunities. These include industry trends, technological advances, customer needs, competitive threats, revenue opportunities, and workforce demands.
Why is agility important?
Business agility is key to competing in environments that are constantly changing due to technological and social forces like artificial intelligence and globalization.
Whether customer needs shift dramatically, disruptive technology emerges, or a new competitor enters the market, enterprises need agility to respond. Agile ways of working can help enterprises respond in a number of ways: by expanding their product lines, entering new markets, streamlining their supply chain operations, and more.
If the enterprise is able to respond quickly to meet customer demands, they’re more likely to retain those customers, compete, and thrive. Business agility can not only help organizations improve the customer experience, but it can also help them improve the employee experience. Agile ways of working require cross-collaboration and autonomy, both of which can boost employee morale and productivity. Let’s take a closer look at the agile methodology below to better understand the benefits of business agility. In an organization, each team may adopt its own agile methodology or set of conventions that they agree to follow. That means every agile methodology is a bit different. However, they all share core values.
What are the benefits of business agility?
Business agility can offer a wide range of benefits to customers and employees, many of which we’ve discussed above. Here is a recap of a few of the greatest benefits you can achieve adopting Uppwise Solutions:
- High-value initiatives, including product features, are developed and delivered in shorter cycles.
- A culture of continuous improvement and innovation is fostered.
- Overhead decreases and efficiency increases.
- Project planning and tracking are easier.
- Employee satisfaction is higher due to increased collaboration and autonomy.
- More visibility into projects helps project managers catch any issues and executives make better, data-informed decisions.
Becoming Agile Has Never Been More Important
Once only used to describe software development, agility is now a concept that applies to projects, processes, and operations across an enterprise.
While adopting agile methodologies and practices may be intimidating if your organization has never done it before, it will help you work iteratively, deliver value to your customers, and embrace continuous improvement. Even adopting these principles in some areas while retaining more traditional business practices in other areas will help set your organization up for success.
If you wish for more information about Uppwise products, please reach out at any time! We would be happy to guide in your search for better, more tailored solutions.
Founder of Uppwise, Gioacchino has solid hands-on, experience and vision in the PPM Market, gained as a startupper and founder of a number of software & cloud-services companies. During the last two years he has lead the company transformation, shifting from the offering of a traditional PPM product to a new suite of SPM, APM and CWM products.