HYBRID BUSINESS CONSULTING WITH delta-T Cockpit


Hybrid business agility consulting

Following the same approach we offer hybrid business agility consulting: 

Our delta-T Cockpit acts as business agility advisor, advising business management in leading business agility – from starting to reaching and sustaining top capability.

delta-T Cockpit = Business agility advisor 

To do so it guides to manage by the seven principles of agile business management

1.     To recognize the business as ecosystem

2.     To focus efforts on one single goal, revenue

3.     To give priority to revenue generating units

4.     To select only initiatives resolving constraints

5.     To drive execution in short operational sprints

6.     To respond to change after each sprint and

7.     To lead to change to agile business management  

Agility consultant = Interim executive

Agility consultants join the client´s management team as interim executives with the mission to co-lead and develop business agility and – if required – to lead complementary constraint resolution projects.


Agility consultant´s role: Interim executive

Agility concerns the entire network of the business ecosystem. 

Therefore, responsibility for agility resides at the top of the enterprise, at C-level management. 

To deliver, the agility consultant needs to take the role of an interim executive, as member of the top management team.

Twofold mission

This interim executive has a twofold mission:

1.     To lead the enterprise to top business agility and

2.     If required, to lead selected constraint resolution projects 

As interim executive, the agility consultant leads jointly with the top management team, in sprints, with projects that are part of the top level operational plan. Sprint by sprint the team assesses the capability for agile management, identifies the constraint, defines the resolution project and leads the execution of such projects. 

In addition, the members of the top management team may select projects which address constraints, for which the business´s own expertise is insufficient. In such cases the agility consultant may take on leadership for delivery of such projects.


Agile capability determines business success

Capability to manage by the seven principles determines business success, especially in times of acceleration

Diagnostic tool to assess agile capability 

Our agility consultants are equipped with a robust diagnostic tool to assess capability for agile business management by each of the seven principles of agility. 

Five levels of capability are used to calibrate: 

  • Level 1: Basic: Efforts spotty, goals set below market, some goals achieved, few plans on track, behind competition
  • Level 3: Performing: Efforts in many functions and units, goals set with markets, achieved in majority of units, at par with competition
  • Level 5: Leading: Efforts in most/all functions and units, goal set for leading market, position ahead of competition 

Delta-t cockpit provides information for such assessment.

Identify agility constraint

Assessing of agile capability shows, in which of the seven principles the business is most constrained.

Agility consultant leads to resolve 

The consultant takes leadership to resolve that constraint. 

The related agility constraints resolution project is then elevated to top management ownership by integrating it as CSF in the enterprise level operational plan. 

For illustration, in our example the business management team has agreed that focus on one single goal is most constrained of all principles and has defined a related project

Benefits for business managers

Business managers experience the following benefits from hybrid agility consulting with the delta-T Cockpit  

Faster

Faster than traditional consulting – as interim executive the consultant is not constrained by day-to-day management,

Advice active 24x7

As software as a service, the delta-t Cockpit is always at service, 24x7 

Lower cost

than traditional consulting: the delta-T Cockpit delivers the major part of consulting and much less travel time is required 

Proven success

Many large-scale projects fail – here, the delta-T Cockpit keeps the course incessantly, as testified by clients, 

Lower risk

As interim executive the consultant is not kept back by obstacles of company politics or considerations of upcoming retirement

Essential benefits for agility consultants

For agility consultants, hybrid agility consulting offers significant benefits: 

Improved financial results

  • Non-billable travel time is strongly reduced, as most consulting is delivered on-line.
  • New revenue: Delta Institute pays commission on each signed up and continued license for detla-T Cockpit

Ongoing new business

Agility consultant´s expertise and "call-in expertise" of other members in the network continuously contributes value and speed of implementation

Image as front runner

Offering consulting on business agility makes consultants stand out as front runner on the new wave of hybrid business agility consultant

Upgrade to C-level consulting

Hybrid agility consulting exclusively serves C-level management.

New market

SMBs presently seldom can afford C-level consulting. Hybrid consulting with delta-T Cockpit is affordable for SMBs.