Agile Teams

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You Can Meet Opportunity. Or Create It.

The only constant is change. Your challenge is to disrupt the disruption by creating an Agile team that thrives on change, seeing opportunity where others see threats. Your team’s agility is determined by your ability to not only adapt to continuous and constant change but be able to pivot and leverage that change as a competitive advantage. Agile teams are high-performing teams.

Technology innovation thrives on Agile principles and frameworks. Development-based Agile processes don’t always translate well to strategic planning and operational execution. Our Flawless Execution framework brings Agile to business and gives you the Agile teams and tools you need to stay competitive in a game where the arena and the rules change daily.

Creating Operational Agility

 

What are agile teams?

In order to increase your rate of change, your team needs to become agile. Agile teams are cross-functional groups focused on adapting to organizational change. Agile teams take advantage of new resources and mitigate new threats. They seek to rapidly adapt to their changing environment and develop plans to can quickly pivot and adapt to the inevitable changes that will occur.

How to build an agile team

Agility comes to the forefront during the execution phase of Flawless Execution. Agile teams pause often to conduct debrief meetings and to make course corrections and pivot as a result of new information. In order to build an agile team, focus on creating a cycle of continuous improvement through incremental wins and adjustments. The result is centralized planning and decentralized execution, which is important in a complex, rapidly changing environment.

Afterburner gives you the tools you need to stay competitive in a game where the arena and the rules change every day. Our elite military experience gives us the unique capability to adapt and remain agile in a changing environment. Using our tools, you will form an agile environment for your team. You will discover building agile teams requires you to pivot as much as possible to stay at the same rate of change or slightly ahead of it, and you will win!

Common Roadblocks to Creating Agile, High Performing Teams

As organizations grow, it’s a challenge to keep communication flowing and to remain aligned and focused on making the right changes at the right time.

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Changing Business Environment

There are infinite ways uncontrollable events can impact your Agile teams. Teams have to increase the collective awareness of their environment to stay ahead.

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Weak Bias to Action

Failing to act quickly can be as harmful as making the wrong decision. Not having a common operational framework and standardized operations will hinder your team from making the right decision at the right time.

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Operating in Silos

Many teams do not take the time to interact and share knowledge with each other. Fast paced cycles and deadlines limit focus on cross-function collaboration and continuous improvement.

Building Agile Teams for Business

We teach your business team to drive continuous, adaptive learning through a shared Agile process.

Improve Situational Awareness

Increase your team's collective awareness of its environment. Your team's ability to stay Agile depends on it. We will help you create clarity in an ever-changing business environment.

Communicate Leader's Intent

All leaders must be able to succinctly articulate future goals to their team. When leaders share these goals, they empower teams to drive tactical and strategic alignment throughout all levels of the organization.

Support Tactical Planning

Being an Agile team means you can adapt to and exploit change quickly and effectively. The Six Steps of Mission Planning provide a framework for your team to identify threats before they occur and plan for contingencies.

Have an Iterative Mindset

Your teams must buy into a single iterative framework for their day-to-day activities in order to be truly Agile. We will train your teams to use our iterative framework called Flawless Execution to connect tactical execution to future planning and organizational learning.

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