“In order to survive and thrive in the new economy every business needs to become a digital business today – technology at the core. The fundamentals of agility are more organizational and mindset than technical, so they work as well beyond software development – you just have to apply them to different circumstances. Autonomous teams enable better outcomes. Empowered teams have only the decision-making power assigned to them by management. Autonomous teams have decision-making power over everything except that retained explicitly by management. The false distinction between technology and business needs to disappear – knowledge of technology and business needs to permeate the entire organization. In todays fast-paced, uncertain world, sustainable competitive advantage itself is no more, being replaced by transient competitive advantage in which learning and adapting quickly is the ticket to success.
Jim Highsmith, Linda Luu, and David Robinson have written a book EDGE: value-driven digital transformation. The focus of the book is providing organisations with ways to respond to the fast moving, complex business environment and support the move to becoming digital businesses.”