Business Agility is the customer-focused, holistic organizational embrace of Agile from individual teams and programs to the portfolio level, and across the entire enterprise.
Business agility extends Agile beyond IT to business functions like marketing, sales, operations; and most importantly to the ‘C’ suite. Agile for finance, Agile for HR, Agile underwater basket weaving, you get the picture.
Business Agility is more than the methods spreading across departments. It enables an environment of growth, safety, trust and job satisfaction across the entire enterprise, resulting in drastically improved business outcomes.
Making a shift toward Business Agility enables the whole organization to become adaptable and responsive to change. Whether or not business units use Agile methods themselves, the Agile organization is one where all components align around value streams to allow for rapid experimentation, continuous learning, and low risk, iterative creation.