AGILE MANAGEMENT

Methods, practices and tools to work smarter and not harder!

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SMART TOOLS FOR MANAGERS

Discover the power of BPM based IT tools

Agile tools

WHO DOES WHAT AND WHEN ?

Business Process Management is a key technology to analyze your activity and develop powerful applications in shortest leadtimes

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AGILE MANAGEMENT METHODS | Minimum Viable Product, Scrum, Kaizen, Kanban, …

In an agile world where consumers, information, technology and markets move so fast, management practices simply have to be agile.  Agile Management is an iterative incremental method for managing resources to build solutions fast in a highly flexible, collaborative and interactive manner.

Anchored in business reality, focused on delivery, Business Agility is a perfect fit with changing needs and constraints of modern management.


AGILE TECHNOLOGY | Business Process Management

Like cells are for human bodies, tasks are business activities most elementary components. Combined with business events and people, they create Business Processes and translate your activity into clear diagrams understandable by anyone in your company.  Based on actual company activity, BPM-based IT tools are easier, faster and cheaper to develop, implement and adapt.

100% agile, BPM-based tools are fully compatible with existing systems.

A PROCESS is not just something your organisation does,

it is your ORGANISATION.

WE ARE AGILITY HACKERS

AND WE LOVE THAT !

If agility is a religion, the Agility Hackers of Agilians are strongly convinced evangelists chasing the market and importing leading-edge management practices into Belgium.  Agilians brings agile philosophy and effective support to open-minded clients from all sectors who share our taste for evolution.

As consultant we help our clients to visualize and optimize their processes.
As IT specialist we deliver responsive tools with the shortest leadtime.

 

Everybody can work agile : everyday, everywhere and in every business !

Are there any restrictions in the use of Agile management en Business Process Management (size, activity, level of management, …) ? No ! Agility applies to all managers who want to act differently, to be able to solve issues and to effectively achieve their goals within existing constraints (costs, people, deadline, events, …).

 

HOW DO WE WORK ?

Strongly focused on delivery and short leadtime, we work in a scrum way with your key stakeholders and try to analyse, develop and implement our tools as fast as possible.

STEP #1 : ANALYSE & ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP (3 DAYS)

DOCUMENTATION AND VISUALISATION
Through a 3 day workshop with key stakeholders, we audit all processes related to the issues identified.  We assess the BPM readiness of your organization on different levels (9 domains of BPM).  Using BPMN techniques, we document the processes giving you full digital visualisation of your activity : WHO DOES WHAT AND WHEN.

OPTIMISATION
Based on the documented processes, we carry out our analyze to detect all painful areas (bottlenecks, uncompliances, duplicates, …), optimize the existing situation and strongly improve efficiency, compliance, people collaboration and satisfaction, ….

STEP #2 : SOFTWARE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT (3 WEEKS)

EXECUTION AND DEVELOPMENT
We implement the designed process in a BPM environment.
To keep customer centricity at a high level, this stage is mainly driven by user experience.
We develop then na prototype in a stand-alone environment with the help of a team of stakeholders. This allows your team to gain valuable insights and hands on competences in BPM and knowledge to be properly transferred to your team.

As outcome, you get a full working stand-alone software with a high level implementation roadmap.

 

AGILE MANAGEMENT

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU AS A MANAGER ?

WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER !

Using agile methods, tools and practices entail A deep understanding and control of processes, activity or costs as well as an ability to (re)act fast at all levels and to all issues.  Agile Management eases decision, priority and change management. It leads to substantial results in productivity, people satisfaction, communication, innovation, compliance, …

Getting closer to your market, having your costs in hand, being able to innovate with a short time-to-market, implementing new strategies very fast, working more efficiently, achieving real people collaboration and satisfaction… there are no borders to the benefits of agile management supported by business process management.

 

Time & Productivity

A digital roadbook that continuously shows what to do and when to do it. This leads to better priority management and substantial productivity gains.

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Innovation & Time-to-market

A method to quickly turn ideas into new products or services.

Profit & Values

A centralization platform to turn improvements into business value. Real-time monitoring of your business activities and the use of a business dashboard increases business insight.

Employee & Customer Satisfaction

An environment where good communication, supportive procedures and directive tools ease everyone’s job and increase overall performance.

Legal Compliance

A visualization tool to show what happens in the company and to assess the compliancy with internal policies and external regulations.

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Internal & External Communication

A common language to translate vision and strategy into concrete steps and to lead people from all levels into the right direction. This eliminates frustrations and improves focus on business goals.

LET’S CHALLENGE YOU !
HOW AGILE IS YOUR BUSINESS ?

9 questions to assess the current agility of your organization

1. Do you have a governance model with defined Process Owners, Policies, Standards and Guidelines?

Examples:

✓ Did you define Process Management Standards regarding process measures, issue resolution, rewards, process coordination and initiatives clearly defined?
✓ Who identifies which processes need to be improved?
✓ Did you define the process owner and their authorities ?

2. Do you have CLEAR INSIGHT into the effectiveness and efficiency of your business processes as well as the capability to sense and respond to business events in a correct manner?

Examples:

✓ How satisfied are you with your views on KPIs and how quickly can you report on business performance to the Board of Directors or Executives?
✓ How do you go about getting the business performance information that you need on a day to day, hour by hour basis? Would you say that you have all of the information you need?
✓ Can business users quickly and simply change the information that is visible on their business dashboards?

3. Do you have a good INFRASTRUCTURE setup to leverage environments with a rock solid Quality of Service and related Service Level Agreements?

Examples:

✓ How is IT performance measured by business users?
✓ What is the current organizational model within IT?
✓ Is an enterprise architecture defined?

4. How fast can you innovate your BUSINESS PROCESSES while achieving business excellence and agility?

Examples:

✓ Are your business processes documented? If Yes, where are they stored?
✓ Is your company currently graphically modeling its business processes?
✓ How are changes made to specific business processes?

5. How fast can you get insight in real-time INFORMATION and the related business effect?

Examples:
✓ Are the mapping rules understandable to and maintained by the business staff or by IT staff?
✓ Are the data models in the form of Business Object Models, understandable to and owned by, the business, or as IT object models, understandable only to, and owned by, the IT teams?
✓ Do you have a common business logical and physical data model across all applications? Are these data models normalized?

6. Is your SOFTWARE architecture ready to successfully implement BPM solutions?

Are you currently using a Process Modeling and simulation tool to model and simulate business process?

Examples:

✓ Would you say that the business systems and tools, which you have today, adequately meet your needs, as you adapt your business for new markets and changing client needs?
✓ Do you need to create workarounds to make your existing business systems do what you need them to do as your business changes?
✓ Is the business asking you to adapt existing enterprise systems to meet changing needs and ways of working?

7. How is your ABILITY to change?

Are your ORGANIZATION’S CULTURE, design, structure, roles & responsibilities, performance metrics, skills & knowledge all supporting your ability to change?

Examples:

✓ How are you managing and implementing operational changes today?
✓ Is process productivity used to measure team performance?
✓ Are your organizational structure (reporting relationships) and roles/responsibilities documented? Where is this documentation currently stored?

9. How is the ALIGNMENT of your business architecture and core business processes with your strategic objectives?

Do you have the organizational capabilities to innovate your business model in an agile way?

Examples:

✓ To what extent is your organization able to innovate its Business Model?
✓ To what extent are Business and IT aligned in your organization?
✓ Does your organization have a clear and obvious collaborative link between strategic objectives and business process design?

9. Do you have a proven AGILE METHODOLOGY that allows you to start small and grow fast?

Are you able to incorporate and apply industry best practices throughout your organization?

Examples:

✓ Does your organization adopt a documented and repeatable methodology to design and deploy business processes?
✓ Is your company using an industry-accepted process improvement methodology like Lean-Six Sigma or Total Quality Management (TQM)?
✓ How have you traditionally assessed the difference between current operations and future business capabilities?

Bad agility score?

Maybe it’s time to meet each other and run a deeper analysis of your operational excellence ? Don’t be shy and feel free to contact us. There are always things to be learned from a meeting with us !