Organisational Agility Best Practice: AgileSHIFT®

What is AgileSHIFT?

AgileSHIFT is the latest best practice guidance from AXELOS which is focussed on helping organisations to enable digital transformation. A significant part of this is providing guidance on how organisations should embrace a culture of enterprise agility in order to build resilience to disruption and deliver value to clients.

Piloted with Tanner James in Canberra before its official launch, the new solution offers organisations a framework by which to begin to shift its culture to embrace and enable agile ways of working.

It covers;

  • Why everyone needs to accept change and uncertainty;
    • Teaches the context for organisational transformation
    • Understanding why you need be comfortable with change
    • Feel that you can work effectively in an ever-changing environment
  • Understand what agile is and how it works;
    • Why teams and organisations are adopting agile ways of working
    • Understand the difference between agile techniques and organisational agility
    • Why it can fail and most importantly, how it can succeed
  • Provides an agile framework that works for the whole organisation;
    • Principles and practices that provide a simple rulebook to help embrace a culture of enterprise agility
    • An out of the box agile method for use by any team.

The framework has been designed to be tailored to any organisation wishing to embark on a digital transformation journey, supporting the whole organisation to think and act in an agile way, as well as support other agile delivery approaches. It is supported by a guide, accredited training and certification.

Given the nature of the product, Tanner James will only offer in-house training courses for AgileSHIFT, and would strongly recommend additional coaching and consulting to help embed the learnings from the framework into your department.

The benefits of using AgileSHIFT

Further information

The new solution can be used by any organisation or department seeking to transform the way in which they operate. Transformation, although necessary, is also hard. That is why Tanner James’ experienced coach’s can support your organisation’s change journey and help build the internal capability that you require in order to thrive.

A frequent problem with many transformation efforts is the creation of isolated agile delivery teams unsupported by a wider organisational engagement initiative. These agile delivery teams need to interact with other business functions including: Finance, HR, Operations, Sales & Marketing and Legal. Often, these teams do not know why an agile approach is being used, the benefits associated with it or how best to enable that way of working. Plus, their traditional working processes are not set up to support agile. This is where current approaches to digital transformation are struggling.

AgileSHIFT has been designed to be used by the entire organisation, regardless of role, function or seniority. Through enabling the whole organisation to learn and understand the value and benefits of agility and where and how it should be adopted, the organisation can begin to transform.

AgileSHIFT has only one certification level, that of Foundation.

Foundation is typically offered as a 2-day course and is only offered as an in-house delivery by Tanner James, given the nature of the solution.

The Foundation exam is comprised of:

  • 33 multiple choice questions per paper
  • 20 marks required (out of 33 available) to pass: approximately 60%
  • 45 minutes duration
  • Closed book.

Tanner James offers AgileSHIFT coaching and consulting services to support organisation who wish to apply and embed the approach into their transformation efforts. Tanner James coaches work alongside your staff to building their capability to effectively leverage the framework.

Tanner James is an official AXELOS Consulting Partner (ACP) and has extensive experience in successfully helping the APS to embed best practice in their departments.

Please contact us to find out more about the service.

The guide provides an overview of the framework and is a good introduction to concepts introduced throughout the training.

Tanner James provides a copy of the guide to participants in every training course as part of the main price.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the AgileSHIFT guide, you can do so by contacting us for a quote.

Tanner James does not offer AgileSHIFT public training courses.

AgileSHIFT is only offered by Tanner James as an in-house training delivery. This is due to the nature of the solution of the training. In-house training enables Tanner James to provide specific examples, to really bring AgileSHIFT to life in the classroom and help begin the conversation about how to apply and embed the principles and practices within the culture of the organisation.

Each in-house delivery also includes;

  • A free workplace implementation pack
  • A free executive briefing.

To find out more about Tanner James in-house training delivery, visit our in-house delivery page.

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