There’s no such thing as an agile organization.
There’s a misconception that if all your teams are agile they are able to quickly pivot according to changes in the market or consumer demand.
In reality, that isn’t the case. A bunch of self-controlled teams with no common direction will likely be less agile and more like a bunch of flailing limbs that are going nowhere fast.
Just because you’re working agile doesn’t mean your organization is agile.
More and more, people are realizing the advantages of traditional development when it comes to delivering products in complex logistic ecosystems. At the same time, software remains attached to the freedom of agile working.
So, in this way, no organization can actually be agile.
Traditional methods demand time schedules far into the future while agile teams refuse to look more than a couple of sprints ahead.
However, the agile methodology will always be working inside a more controlled organizational framework.
So how do we marry the two?
The answer is governance.