Agile organizations have a 70% chance of being in the top quartile of organizational health, the best indicator of long-term performance. Moreover, such companies simultaneously achieve greater customer centricity, faster time to market, higher revenue growth, lower costs, and a more engaged workforce.
Creating an Agile Board is a journey, not a playbook. It takes experimentation, learning and practice. If businesses are to successfully navigate the waters of disruption, agility needs to be practiced and demonstrated from the very top.
Using an agile transformation to modernize an IT infrastructure organization isn’t easy, but it is worthwhile. Agile approaches can enable IT infrastructure groups to boost their productivity by 25 to 30 percent in six to 18 months, depending on the size of the organization.
Agile development has largely become synonymous with digitization: senior business leaders have realized that their companies cannot take full advantage of digital tools and technologies without having new, amped-up processes for managing them. The value of these processes is immense.
Source: McKinsey & Company
Despite extensive enterprise adoption of hybrid cloud, software defined infrastructure (SDI) and automation, 70 percent of IT teams don’t have adequate processes to help developers self-provision IT infrastructure. Most lack an IT infrastructure to support Agile and DevOps methods.
Source: Everest Group
DevOps is a software development and IT management method that brings software engineering, quality assurance, and IT operations together. A new study examined the cultural and structural barriers to cloud adoption, and the positive impact from DevOps practices within government.
Many IT executives are recognizing that the inefficiencies inherent in their traditional infrastructure are inhibitors to business goals. Thus, as they strive to deliver new capabilities — such as enterprise mobility and big data analytics — they’re adopting more agile infrastructure alternatives.