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Achieving Business Agility

Strategies for Becoming Pivot Ready in a Digital World


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. The Mechanics - Understanding Strategies to Achieve Business Agility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Orvos
      Pages 3-21
    3. John Orvos
      Pages 23-41
    4. John Orvos
      Pages 43-70
    5. John Orvos
      Pages 71-119
  3. The Story - Strategies in Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. John Orvos
      Pages 123-130
    3. John Orvos
      Pages 131-145
    4. John Orvos
      Pages 147-166
    5. John Orvos
      Pages 167-180
    6. John Orvos
      Pages 187-189
  4. The Takeaway - Defining Your Company’s Journey

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. John Orvos
      Pages 193-200
    3. John Orvos
      Pages 201-202
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-213

About this book


Know how to lead and establish business agility in your organization. Benefit from clear, actionable steps based on change management truths that have been long underutilized and have limited the success of agile expansion into your business. This book provides a pragmatic framework for leading your business toward shifting to an agile mindset.

Achieving Business Agility offers strategies and concrete examples to engage business executives and will teach you how to effectively execute these strategies. Whether you are a delivery executive, a change advocate, a consultant, a business leader, or a newcomer to agile, you will learn clear actions from a practical, business-oriented perspective that is vital to effect change and bring agile into your business.

The book is structured in three sections. The first provides you with a deep understanding of each of four strategies. The second section tells the story of a company that applied these strategies through the eyes of several key players. The last section helps you get started applying what you learned in your own company.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Get the attention of your executives by alerting them to a company problem that can impact them personally and create a sense of urgency to address it
  • Collaborate with your executives in a way that gets them to open up and to see how their operating model is a contributing cause to the company problem
  • Demonstrate how your executives can specifically benefit from a new agile business operating model and address the company problem
  • Create a reinforcement structure on a larger scale to establish agile as the new standard operating model in your organization


Agile Agile transformation Agile solutions Organizational structure Disruption Disrupters SWOT Analysis Business Results Leadership CA Technologies John Orvos

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Belle MeadUSA

About the authors

John Orvos brings techniques from over 20 years of experience as a business consultant, Agile practice leader, and award-winning agile strategist, John has led transformations alongside hundreds of agile consultants dealing with adopting and scaling Agile in Fortune 500 organization. Over the past two years, John has been asked by these customers how to accomplish even more ambitious goals—an agile business—in order for them to better compete against smaller digital disruptor competitors. John provides a fresh business-oriented perspective on how to enable an entire large organization to pivot, not just be agile in IT.

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