Saturday, March 10, 2012

Measuring agility...


Enhancing enterprise agility by deploying agile drivers, capabilities and providers
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2011.04.034

I often wonder whether why we talk so much about Agility without actually asking ourselves - do we really need Agile? If we take cost overruns as one of the drivers, then we can quickly come to the conclusion that in Agile software development overruns are less frequent. Hmmm... but in Agile we replan and rescope very often, so there is no plan "per se"...

Either way. I think that this is a nice article which discussed the problems of adopting Agile in large enterprises. It discusses some of the "why's" and looks at how the "why's" can be looked at.

In particular I like Table 2, where they link the drivers (why's) with the capabilities of the organization and providers for the capabilities - e.g. trust enables flexibility which is required by the driver "respond to customer needs"...

@MiroslawStaron
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