Organisational agility has arrived!

Written by PM Solutions Australia | Consulting Practice Team |
14 May 2019

Kodak. Blockbuster. Nokia. Big businesses have failed to survive in a competitive and disruptive marketplace. Transformation is hard, it is also necessary!

Increasing customer demand and expectation, the rise of disruptive competitors shaking up established industries, legacy processes that no longer fit in today’s environment, a company culture that fails to support rapid go-to-market. These factors are all driving change and most organisations today know they need to transform if they want to survive.

Most organisations are looking to transform their business, 96% of organisations are in some phase of transformation. Yet organisations are typically not very good at it. From the same study, only 47% of executives believe they can extract and maintain the planned value from a future transformation initiative.

So what’s the solution?

AgileSHIFT by AXELOS, is the latest accredited training and certification from Global Best Practice providers, AXELOS to help prepare everyone across an organization for transformational change. The new AgileSHIFT solution provides staff with the knowledge and guidance to be able to understand, engage with and influence change by embracing agile and lean ways of working. Taking a holistic view of an organisation, the new easily tailorable, lightweight framework assists organisations on their change journey and to thrive in an ever emerging disruptive and competitive marketplace.

How does AgileSHIFT drive organisational agility?

Until now, Agile methods and certifications such as Lean, SCRUM, DSDM and Kanban have focused on the IT function and the delivery of software. AgileSHIFT leverages the value of agile ways of working to the entire organisation, no matter if it is transformation, reform, sales, marketing, legal, HR or finance – and to the delivery of product and services, not just software. AgileSHIFT has been designed for the entire organisation, with training principles and methods targeted at an enterprise level.

AgileSHIFT and PRINCE2 Agile?

PRINCE2 Agile is designed to help practitioners and organisations deliver projects in an agile context. It has been designed specifically for project managers and those working within a project management environment. AgileSHIFT teaches the entire organization to think and act in an agile way, whether an individual is within marketing, finance, HR or an IT delivery team.

Acknowledgements: AXELOS Limited and KPMG International published document “Succeeding in disruptive times”