Welcome to the age of Business Agility. In this new age, many organizations are already learning to become more responsive to change and adaptable to new business conditions. They are achieving measurable improvements in key areas such as customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and ultimately achieving noticeable increases in market success. And yet, while many organizations have undergone transformation initiatives, too often they find that they aren’t achieving the outcomes the transformation was supposed to provide. This is because many transformations are output-driven: organizations focus on creating outputs – like how many teams have been coached – rather than outcomes – like customer satisfaction, employee engagement, and market success. By measuring desired outcomes, your organization can see what strides it has made and where you still need to grow. Measuring outcomes and enabling continuous improvement on Agile and business agility transformations have been difficult – until now.
We are excited to announce that Accenture | SolutionsIQ will be partnering with AgilityHealth® to offer not only the most holistic set of consulting offerings needed to enable business agility, but also the most effective platform in the market for establishing a baseline of business agility and continuously measuring progress with the proper focus on outcomes.
AgilityHealth® is the world’s leading measurement and continuous improvement platform for organizations who want to accelerate their enterprise business agility journey and achieve desired business outcomes. Given the amount of investment you are making with your business agility transformation, it’s worth knowing what progress you are making with the proper guidance to grow and mature towards greater business agility. The AgilityHealth platform measures metrics that matter to business agility.
We have also been partnering with AgilityHealth and the Business Agility Institute on the forthcoming 2019 Business Agility Report. One of the interesting insights we discovered in our work bears mentioning here: organizations who are having success with business agility have three things in common:
- They are rethinking the very notion of funding models and breaking away from traditional annual budgeting cycles.
- They are aligning teams of knowledge workers around value streams so that they can optimize the flow of value that is being created by the organization.
- And they are relentless in their pursuit of continuous improvement.
By partnering with AgilityHealth, we are positioned better than ever to ensure that our clients get the ROI that they expect from their transformation initiatives, including relentlessly pursuing continuous improvement. The AgilityHealth platform can be used to track where your organization is and what your transformation efforts have accomplished to date, and to set a path forward toward business agility with guidance from Accenture | SolutionsIQ, the world’s leading business agility transformation consultancy.
If you would like to learn more about how the AgilityHealth and SolutionsIQ partnership is going to change the business agility landscape, you’ll have two opportunities: Agile2019 in Washington, D.C., in August and at the Enterprise Business Agility (EBA) Summit in Atlanta in September.