Nobody wants to talk about business agility anymore. But every modern business needs it. Business agility refers to the ability of companies to adapt quickly to new (business) requirements. Today, however, this adaptability of the business is often limited to the speed of the IT department. Because the requirements are channeled there. We want to show you a proven approach for companies to move from bottleneck IT to business agility.
Business Agility: A Look at the Pain Points
The role of IT has changed dramatically in recent years. IT is more than ever the key enabler for business success – today, in the “digital world”. The only problem is that the IT department is always too slow for the business. It should (and could) be the driver. Thinking of a way out, one could think about:
- Expansion of IT resources
This is not very realistic in the tight labor market for IT professionals, especially since a decline in this trend is not in sight.
- Outsourcing of infrastructure & development
This allows companies to concentrate on their core business. Although IT is increasingly becoming the core business of companies, this approach makes sense in some cases.
- Increase the effectiveness of existing resources
That means reducing process overhead and developing less for the garbage bin.
Many approaches are – at least theoretically – conceivable. In practice, they are thwarted by facts from the real world. What does a typical software development process look like in this real world?