1st Edition

Enterprise Agility
A Practical Guide to Agile Business Management

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ISBN 9781032139098
March 15, 2022 Forthcoming by Auerbach Publications
216 Pages 85 B/W Illustrations

USD $54.95

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Book Description

Despite the astonishing technological developments in our times, it is surprising how little has changed in the way organizations are structured and managed. However, organizations are finally changing as they embark on agile transformations.

Agility concepts rose out of the dynamics of project management and have evolved as they are being applied to organizational structure and operations. This phase of the agile evolution is known as enterprise agility.

Filled with real world scenarios and company case studies, Enterprise Agility: A Practical Guide to Agile Business Management covers the evolution of agility, including applied processes, lessons learned, and realized outcomes. The book starts with the initial phase of the agile evolution, project agility, and describes how waterfall project management transformed into scrum, which can have positive effects on project timelines, scope, and budget, as well as team motivation. The second phase of agility, organizational agility, is the evolution of the agile principles in temporary projects to permanent organizational structures. The book explains the main components of organizational agility, including structures, roles, and ways of organizing work. It emphasizes the advantages of transitioning from traditional organizational management to agile. Finally, the latest phase, enterprise agility, applies to every functional operation of corporations. This phase is still developing, and the book focuses on the fundamentals of enterprise agility and transitioning to a fully agile organization. The last chapter illustrates the enablers of this transformation and how they can help the change to be internalized so that the enterprises realize improvements.

The book is based on the author’s 10 years of experience of supporting more than 25 companies in varied sectors on their transformational journey. By combining traditional project management techniques and principles of agile business development, it shows managers how to lead the transformation to enterprise agility by following the path from project agility to full enterprise agility.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Project Agility
3. Moving Towards Organizational Agility
4. Evolving into Enterprise Agility
5. Agile Enablers
6. Conclusion

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Gizem Kedici Ozbayrac has 20 years of experience managing and leading IT in multinational companies in Europe, the US, and Asia. She has worked as a business consultant for over 10 years. During her years as a consultant, she has participated in and led large scale transformational projects. As a consultant, she has worked in multiple areas including customer engagement, digital technologies, employer value branding, mergers, intelligent cost reduction, and business process optimization.