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Business Agility: a roadmap to the digital enterprise by Jaco Viljoen

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Business Agility event 2018 hosted by IndigoCube was on 17th July at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. Jaco Viljoen, Head of Digital presented on Business Agility: a Roadmap to the Digital Enterprise.

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Business Agility: a roadmap to the digital enterprise by Jaco Viljoen

  1. 1. 1 Hyde Lane, Hyde Park, Gauteng, South Africa | (011) 759 5950 | www.indigocube.co.za International Certified Training, Consulting and Software Provider 1 Hyde Lane, Hyde Park, Gauteng, South Africa | (011) 759 5950 | www.indigocube.co.za International Certified Training, Consulting and Software Provider Business Agility: A Roadmap to the Digital Enterprise Jaco Viljoen Principal Consultant (and Manager Digital BU) jaco@indigocube.co.za
  2. 2. Agenda • What is Business Agility? • Ideal Form of Business Agility • The Journey Towards Business Agility • People • Process • Technology • Disciplined Agile 2.0 and Business Agility • Summary
  3. 3. What is Business Agility? • Business agility is the ability of a digital enterprise that continuously adapts to a rapidly changing and complex world. 1. A rapidly changing and complex world 2. A digital enterprise that continuously adapts 3. Business agility is the ability • It is the true destination of improvement effort
  4. 4. Ideal Form of Business Agility • “Continuousness” drives business agility • Continuously “Sense and Respond” • Thousands of improvements per day • Facebook release cycle is "quasi-continuous“ (tens to hundreds of commits are batched together and pushed every few hours)1 • Uber Micro Deploy (Thousands deployments per day, 10% rejects)2 • Leverage digital capabilities • Collaboration across business, development and operations • Product Management (NOT Project Management) to create flow • End-to-end automation of BizDevOps toolchain (to support flow) • Experimentation (/data) drives improvement • Ability to modify dynamically the concepts and structures of the business itself • Way of Work (WOW) • New Products • New Business Models 1. https://www.infoq.com/news/2017/09/facebook-release-scale 2. https://eng.uber.com/micro-deploy/ Business Agility
  5. 5. The Journey Towards Business Agility
  6. 6. The Journey Towards Business Agility • Approach: Building Capabilities (not Maturity) • Five Levels of Business Agility (clusters of business capabilities, business ecosystem, operating model, culture, way-of-work): • Waterfall/Traditional (lowest in business agility) • Hybrid Agile • Regular Delivery • Continuous Delivery • Continuous Exploration (highest in business agility) • Examples: How to build capabilities • People • Process • Technology/Tools
  7. 7. LowBusinessAgilityHighBusinessAgility • Full Lifecycle: “Concept to Cash” • Barriers to collaboration or communication • Breaking down the barriers People
  8. 8. LowBusinessAgilityHighBusinessAgility Documents Working System Value 4 444 Unverified Code :Documents Working Software Documents 44Documents Working System Value 4 Working Software Value Value 4Docs ValueValueValue MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP Value Value Value 4Docs 4Docs MVP Process • WOW • Shorter cycles, more feedback
  9. 9. LowBusinessAgilityHighBusinessAgility • Project, Portfolio Management Platform • MS Project (Gant Charts) • Automation Platform • IT Automation • Business Automation • Enterprise Planning Platform • Agile Team Planning • Agile Program and Portfolio Planning • Experimentation Platform • A/B Test • Canary Test (Staged Rollout, Beta Release, Dark Launch) • Wizzard of Ozz • Personalization Campaign Technology Enterprise Planning Platform Enterprise Planning Platform Enterprise Planning Platform Test & Deploy (Scripts) Automation Agile Team Planning (Sticky Notes) Automation Platform Project, Portfolio Management Platform Project, Portfolio Management Platform Experimentation Platform (Feature Flags) Automation Platform Experimentation Platform (Full out experimentation) PPM Platform Automation Platform
  10. 10. Disciplined Agile and Business Agility • Disciplined Agile (DA) Framework • process decision framework • provides light-weight guidance • to help organizations streamline their processes • in a context-sensitive manner, • providing a solid foundation for business agility. • Building blocks like Lego: • DAD Agile Lifecycles • Inception, Construction and Transition Phases • Process Blades (with Goals and Strategies) • Using 5 levels of Business Agility as a Roadmap
  11. 11. LowBusinessAgilityHighBusinessAgility Plan IT Release Schedule Schedule Solution Release Coordinate Release Schedule • Schedule as-needed releases • Schedule continuous releases (release stream) • Continuous delivery cadence • Release Train • Schedule regular releases (release train) • Incremental delivery cadence • Release Windows • Identify blackout periods • Identify release windows • Manage release dependen- cies • Communic ate release schedule • Infrequent delivery • Unique Project Releases • Unique Project Releases • None
  12. 12. • Business agility is the ability of a digital enterprise that continuously adapts to a rapidly changing and complex world. • Journey towards business agility • Building capabilities as approach towards business agility • Five levels of business agility • Using Disciplined Agile 2.0 with five levels of business agility as a roadmap for improving the digital enterprise Summary
  13. 13. 1 Hyde Lane, Hyde Park, Gauteng, South Africa (011) 759 5950 | www.indigocube.co.za Thank YouThank You
  14. 14. Rapidly Changing and Complex World
  15. 15. Operating Model
  16. 16. • Levels of Business Agility • Distinct Operating Models • Capabilities • Roadmap Business agility is the outcome

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