Business Agility Matters
“Few experts would disagree that processes are more important than the computer systems that support them. As such, they agree, processes should be fixed before installing any software to automate them. But once you get the processes straightened out, new systems can push you to a new level of agility.”
It does matter if your organization is agile because responsiveness to change is a large determinant of future success.
In a 2017 global survey of 437 companies by Frost and Sullivan 43% of the companies categorize themselves as early adopters of agility, 36% indicated there was an active project and budget allocated towards business agility, or planned to start within the next 1 to 2 years. 20% of the companies surveyed had no plans to adopt business agility in the next 1 to 2 years, or no intent to ever adopt. Where is your organization on this continuum?
Business readiness, speed, and transparency fit hand in glove with business agility. An organization’s relationship to agility has a huge impact on goal achievement and success in the marketplace. This marketplace success and goal attainment hinges on how well you identify issues to address through improvement.
Many organizations struggle with identifying issues to address through improvement projects. The Agile Lean approach to process improvement provides unique solutions to this problem. It focuses on helping organizations identify opportunities for improvement in an efficient and value-added way.
The Agile Lean approach uses an innovative adaptation of traditional problem- solving tools and methods to significantly increases the depth of analysis within the process being examined. Then logical and well-known methods are employed to prioritize, categorize and schedule the improvement opportunities for quick resolution.
Supervisors, managers and high-level executives in a wide range of industries will find the concepts and methods of Agile Lean Process Improvement invaluable for driving performance improvement. The practicality of the approach will help strengthen the problem-solving skills of the organization and transform it from a firefighting and reactionary mind-set to a proactive identifier of process improvement and effective problem solvers.
Agile organizations are more likely to attain their goals and be highly satisfied with the journey towards these achievements. Business agility empowers your organization to be more proactive and heightens collaboration and cooperation at all levels of the organization.
Benefits of Combining the Two Disciplines
Our agile Lean approach to process improvement focuses your organization on identifying major improvement opportunities (MIOs) in a quick, efficient, value-added way.
Rather than bog down your people training them in all the LeanSigma tools, our approach use five tools from the LeanSigma toolbox to identify MIOs that improve service or manufacturing performance.