What is business agility?
Today, more than ever, there is mounting internal and external pressure to constantly innovate, meet consumer demands, and outpace legacy competitors and startups alike. Business agility is the speed at which an organization can adapt — staying responsive in a fast-paced business landscape.
Agility is the only sustainable competitive advantage. Our goal is to make sure your teams are self-sufficient at deploying, practicing, and maintaining agile processes — all to support the rapid evolution of your organization.
An agile transformation will allow you to respond quickly to changing business needs and turn technology into a lever, not an obstacle. Your products and services will expand and grow faster and better than ever before.
Empowered team members communicate openly with leadership and colleagues, even when it means surfacing shortcomings or failure. You have a culture of highly-motivated employees with a strong sense of ownership over their domain, work, and results. By splitting ownership and responsibilities across teams, individuals feel more autonomous.
Holistic assessments of current and ideal states allow your organization to focus on its most pressing challenges and opportunities. Processes and principles are tailored to your unique business and technology needs. Through clearly defined objectives, you confidently pursue the investments with the greatest possible upside.
Your strategy keeps everyone focused, but is flexible enough to adapt to new information. You leverage first-hand information from stakeholders of all levels to understand organization needs, where value is to be created, and priorities along with their tradeoffs. Responsive organizations shift direction quickly and with ease using an agile prioritization framework.
Small, autonomous teams tackle big, impactful projects. With the right training and the right people, you don’t waste any time turning ideas into actual products and services. Your roadmap looks to the future and invests accordingly. Leaders at all levels believe in the decision making process and organizational tooling around managing initiatives.
Our process provides you with the building blocks for rapid innovation. Theorem has found three key principles to successful innovation: transparency, alignment, and speed.
No two transformations are alike. Although the mechanics can be implemented in a matter of weeks, lasting success requires broader change and adoption.
The pace is impacted by factors such as competing business priorities, willingness to disrupt the status quo, and existing process constraints. The most impactful transformations occur when leadership is fully committed to the process.
Promote a culture of honesty
Foster extreme ownership
Create a shared vision, clear priorities, and leverage systems that enable information symmetry
Encourage stakeholder-driven value and prioritization
Set shared missions and objectives
Enable team members to make critical decisions and take action within the context of a greater mission
Empower people and teams to do their best work
Split ownership and responsibilities across different teams to create agency
Adapt readily to changing priorities and needs
Everything you need to know about the core tenets of an effective agile transformation process:
Change is hard. We think of incremental change as small experiments that produce measurable results. This enables us to be open to calculated risks and avoid looking at results as black and white.
Understand current process models
Agile & Lean practice workshop
Define engagement working model
Define and run incremental experiments
Review results, share progress, iterate
Define playbook, developmental tools, training material and delivery plan
Incrementally rollout changes to new groups
Pair, train and develop capabilities internally
Continue to adjust framework as necessary
Organization is fully independent
Agile & Lean practices rolled out to key groups
Continue to train new team members, maintain materials
Collaboratively with your leadership and operational teams, we’ll quickly and clearly define the path forward. You’ll get a tailored roadmap equipped with clearly-defined, value-oriented KPIs ensuring the highest degree of success toward agile transformation.
Immediately after your “needs assessment” your teams will be armed with a personalized playbook unique to your organization. It will come equipped with all the battle-tested tools, artifacts, and methods needed to learn, setup, and deploy the agile framework best suited for your needs.
We’ll curate a training curriculum designed to propel and empower your teams. This Agile Training “Dojo” will deliver an immersive experience creating advanced agile practitioners and leaders within your organization, ready to own cultural change.
With our embedded specialists and coaches, you’ll experience an apprentice model focused on knowledge transfer and direct mentorship. We’ll make improvements together based on real learnings plus help mentor new team members to develop advanced skills.
Through lessons learned during pilot rollouts we’ll empower your stakeholders to be prepared for an organization-wide release. You’ll have the tools, coaches, and experience in place to comfortably own execution, maintenance, and growth of agile processes throughout your organization.
Over the last 12 years, we have grown from an engineering-only organization, to a global innovation firm that solves complex challenges for the world’s biggest companies.
As we’ve grown, strengthening our core areas of expertise and developing new specializations, we needed a brand that accurately reflected our purpose, our beliefs, and our capabilities.
Citrusbyte has become Theorem.