Agile at scale enables organisations to drive agile practices at the team level while applying the same sustainable principles, practices, and outcomes across the entire organisation. When implemented correctly, agile innovation teams almost always result in higher team productivity and morale, faster time to market, better quality, and lower risk than traditional approaches can achieve.
We believe that companies can scale up agile effectively, leading to significant improvements in their business. However, leaders must be realistic. Not every function needs to be organised into agile teams, and indeed, agile methods aren’t well suited to some activities. But when you begin launching dozens or hundreds of agile teams, you can't leave the other parts of the business untouched. Changes are necessary to ensure that functions that don't operate as agile teams support those that do.
Companies that successfully scale up agile witness major transformations in their operations. Scaling up shifts the mix of work, so the business focuses more on innovation relative to routine operations. This approach allows the organisation to better read changing conditions and priorities, develop adaptive solutions, and avoid constant crises that frequently plague traditional hierarchies. Disruptive innovations start to feel less disruptive and more like adaptive business as usual.
Scaling up also brings agile values and principles to business operations and support functions, even if many routine activities remain unchanged. It leads to greater efficiency and productivity in some of the business's major cost centers, improving operating architectures and organisational models to enhance coordination between agile teams and routine operations. Changes come online faster and are more responsive to customer needs. Ultimately, the business delivers measurable improvements in outcomes, including not only better financial results but also greater customer loyalty and employee engagement.
Through our expertise, we can guide you in creating a more innovative, adaptive, and efficient organisation that excels in today's fast-paced business environment.