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3/7/2016
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8 Steps For Creating An Agile Enterprise

Companies are moving to become agile organizations, but it's easy to stumble. Here are eight steps your enterprise can take to move from waterfall to agile.
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Executive Involvement Is A Must

The move to agile can start in many different ways, but the enterprise can't become agile if the executive leadership isn't fully committed. 'There has to be a sense of urgency. You have to have a vision. The management team has to be changed,' said Eaton.
There are a lot of reasons why executive involvement is so important, but two rise to the top of the list.
First, the 'vision thing.' There are a lot of enterprise qualities that can come up from the field, but articulating a vision for the organization is an executive job. Second, the 'culture thing.' The organization's culture has to align with the vision, and creating a culture is something that the executives must lead. Without executive involvement and leadership, an organization can become only so agile.

(Image: geralt via Pixabay)

Executive Involvement Is A Must

The move to agile can start in many different ways, but the enterprise can't become agile if the executive leadership isn't fully committed. "There has to be a sense of urgency. You have to have a vision. The management team has to be changed," said Eaton.

There are a lot of reasons why executive involvement is so important, but two rise to the top of the list.

First, the "vision thing." There are a lot of enterprise qualities that can come up from the field, but articulating a vision for the organization is an executive job. Second, the "culture thing." The organization's culture has to align with the vision, and creating a culture is something that the executives must lead. Without executive involvement and leadership, an organization can become only so agile.

(Image: geralt via Pixabay)

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