From Agile-friendly C-suites to new business models, organizations are taking steps to support organizational agility. In fact, according to a Forbes Insights and Scrum Alliance survey, 81% of executives consider agility to be the most important characteristic of a successful organization. For those that succeed at achieving greater agility, respondents cite impressive rewards: faster time to market (60%), faster innovation (59%) and improved non-financial results (58%).
Eager to outpace and outsmart competitors, many organizations are migrating from traditional, sequential “Waterfall” methodologies to the iterative framework of Agile. In fact, according to the Project Management Institute, almost three-quarters (71%) of organizations report using Agile approaches sometimes, often or always. And for good reason: Agile can accelerate time to market, support greater innovation, boost customer experience and improve product quality.
Digital transformation is reshaping the world of work. From the Internet of Things (IoT) to data analytics, to the cloud, mobility and artificial intelligence (AI), disruptive technologies are enabling organizations to fundamentally change how they operate and deliver value to customers.
The C-suite has the power to shape culture, influence purchasing decisions, rebuild workforces and generate revenue. Yet when it comes to encouraging agility, many prefer to take a back seat.
Scrum is a proven framework for product success in organizations, but becoming a truly Agile organization requires much more than just rote implementation of methods and processes. People play a critical role in ensuring the success of projects by meeting aggressive deadlines and stepping up to complex demands. Each individual spearheading a Scrum Team holds one of three main roles:
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