Our delta-T Cockpit acts as business agility advisor, advising business management in leading business agility – from starting to reaching and sustaining top capability.
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 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.
This interim executive has a twofold mission:
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.
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.
Delta-t cockpit provides information for such assessment.
Assessing of agile capability shows, in which of the seven principles the business is most constrained.
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
Business managers experience the following benefits from hybrid agility consulting with the delta-T Cockpit
Faster than traditional consulting – as interim executive the consultant is not constrained by day-to-day management,
As software as a service, the delta-t Cockpit is always at service, 24x7
The delta-T Cockpit delivers major part of consulting.
Permanent focus on results - not only now and then.
As interim executive the consultant is not kept back by obstacles of company politics or considerations of upcoming retirement
For agility consultants, hybrid agility consulting offers significant benefits:
Hybrid agility consulting exclusively serves C-level management.
Agility consultant´s expertise and "call-in expertise" of other members in the network continuously contributes value and speed of implementation