Does agility need an old-fashioned, solid, foundation?

How can an organization anticipate, adapt and respond to whatever complexity the global economy, competition and changing technologies present?

Something that was playing in the back of my head this weekend was this concept of Agility.

It’s not a new concept, nor revolutionary, but in thinking about the length of time it often takes to initiate access to (let alone the implementation of) a system or the ability to react to multiple organisational changes brought about by corrections, profit based downsizing, divisional right-sizing, right-shoring or the ever increasing challenge to do more with less … well, suffice to say, the concept of “agile responsiveness” comes up a fair bit. Continue reading “Does agility need an old-fashioned, solid, foundation?”