From Agile to agility
Despite the Agile manifesto commitment to Individuals and interactions over processes and tools the reality too often degenerates into certification schemes focused on structured methods or even worse it degrades into tool implementation. Approaches assume a manufacturing model (the engineering metaphor) rather than a network of relationships between individuals (the biological metaphor). Requirements are fragmented, the bigger picture and wider opportunities are lost. Excessive focus on predetermined goals and KPIs fails to support continuous learning and adaptation through experimentation. In this presentation we will look at the next generation of organizational agility, creating real-time feedback loops, adaptive processes and fostering innovation - working out what is a minimal scaffolding or structure around which new and innovative applications can emerge.