When we think of agile we often think of software development and development teams - the manifesto's origins come from software development after all. But an agile way of working can benefit any team and organisation, helping them to create other products and services too.
The mindset is a great one to have in non-digital delivery teams, and some of the tools and techniques commonly used by agile software development teams can be very beneficial to all.
Agile can be second nature to operational, policy and support teams. We often come across non-digital teams whose current ways of working are already very well aligned with agile techniques. Throughout public sector we see teams realise benefits from customer feedback, enabling them to deliver products and services that are iterative and add value.
We've also helped many people that work alongside agile delivery teams to understand how those teams are working. It enhances collaboration, achieves better transparency, helps both operational and delivery teams get what they need to make the delivery a success. Whether it's being able to understand what progress a team is making when your idea will be implemented, what resource is needed or how the new product will be implemented it all makes more sense when you understand agile working.
So if you think agile sounds like a great concept but not sure it's for you, think again. A good place to start is with our agile thinking course. Why not contact us and see if we can help - chances are we can.