Agile Strategy

Today’s dynamic marketplace requires new practices to successfully navigate a complex, uncertain and volatile environment. In a world that sometimes feels like it is moving at the speed of light, traditional maps are outdated and applying agile strategy can help.

“Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

 John F. Kennedy

The ability to respond quickly and effectively has become critical and is needed for businesses, organizations, communities and regions to survive and thrive.  Yet, many of our management structures from corporate to governmental are firmly rooted in the command and control practices of a hierarchical world that moved much more slowly.

The most difficult part of change is not finding the tools needed to change, but is finding the people who could and should use them, and who will. And those same leaders who are secure enough to invite others to join them.

Innovation is all about Agile!

Agile Strategy at work

We need to identify practices and mindsets to establish cultures that allow leaders and team members to move and adjust more quickly.

According to Harvard Business Review, “Agile methodologies – which involve new values, principles, practices, and benefits and are a radical alternative to command-and-control-style management – are spreading across a broad range of industries and functions. When faced with change and uncertainty, the collective intelligence and rapid iterative cycles of agile development is not only accelerating profitable growth but also helping to create a new generation of skilled general managers.”

There is no one person – or even a small group of people – that can issue a set of orders to “fix” the problems, even if that group could agree on what the solutions are. In this networked and connected world of constant change (vs. the hierarchies of the past) the solutions turned to are those providing relevant information in the “now.” They are solutions that make sense out of the huge quantities of data bombarding us all daily. These solutions are as dynamic as the environment we live in and therefore relevant and impactful to the challenges we face.

In a time when there are so many demands on resources, as government, public and private sectors are bombarded by competing needs, where do you invest time and money? Leveraged results paired with an emphasis on scalable and sustainable initiatives consistently delivers value to shareholders. Education in collaborative and empowering protocols impacts and delivers results for your future initiatives’ success and ripples outward exponentially.

Interested in Progress?

Collaborations Leverage Results.

Our answers: 

  • Teach people how to form collaborations
  • Move them quickly toward measurable outcomes
  • Make adjustments along the way
  • Enable leaders to design and guide new networks that generate innovative solutions

Our results: More effectively applying time, energy and financial resources significantly increases return on your investments using Strategic Doing as a protocol.

Spark Growth is certified in the practice of Agile Strategy Development through 

Purdue Agile Strategy Lab