Scaling work from traditional to agile methods is the fitness element concerned with creating a more agile organization and embracing organizational agility.
What stage of fitness has your organization reached?
Level 1 – Agile adoption. Project level agile, largely confined to IT.
Level 2 – Growing agile. Expansion of agile to more projects and business areas, still at the project level.
Level 3 – Scaling agile. Agile center of excellence created; agile begins to scale to strategic business areas.
Level 4 – Agile portfolio planning. Lean and SAFe introduced as business begins to optimize and strategic planning embraces agile.
Level 5 – Business agility. Business agility is achieved with the organization responding to shifting threats and opportunities efficiently and effectively. Operations, investments and strategies can be adjusted with minimal disruption.
TechValidate survey of 91 users of ServiceNow
Aligning IT strategy is the element of fitness concerned with taking IT from a cost center to a business partner.
Where do you see your organization in that fitness continuum?
Level 1 – IT centric. It operates as a silo; work is prioritized based on technology needs.
Level 2 – Alignment to IT business needs. IT leadership understands the need to support business areas and prioritize accordingly.
Level 3 – Prioritizing IT & business investments. IT reinvented as internal service provider; recognized as an expert and evolving from action focused to thought leadership.
Level 4 – IT is a valued partner. IT evolves to become strategic partner, adjusting internal priorities to remain aligned with the business. All work contributes to strategy, not just projects and the foundation for digital transformation is set.
Level 5 – A fully aligned organization. Digital transformation has occurred or is occurring and IT no longer exists as a separate entity but is accepted as part of the business, not just an extension of it.
TechValidate survey of 93 users of ServiceNow