Interesting introductory article that seeks to show what the rest of the business world can learn from agile software development. How often have you been in an organisation where a well-thought out 3 or 5 year plan goes out the window within a few weeks? As this article introduces, rather than repeatedly revolutionising your business strategy to circumvent the problems presented in the modern workplace, if we instead embrace the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity it is possible to create a more fluid approach to business strategy that relies more on improvisation. Rather than endless discussions in the boardroom, the next time you have are considering a new strategy, try using the sprint format and see if you too can break free of the analysis paralysis to find new ways forward. Fast.
Making strategy doesn’t have to be a slow process. Sprints are an ideal way to incorporate vision, improvisation, imagination, and experimentation.