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Recent Posts by Sally Elatta, Founder, AgilityHealth

Team Health Metrics

Jim Peer and Tim Lund, Paychex 

At AgilityHealth’s EBA Summit, Jim Peer and Tim Lund shared how healthy teams are more productive teams at Paychex. 

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How Leadership and Culture Influence Your Transformation

 Sheri Reed, Executive, Anthem

Sheri presented an impactful story of how Anthem successfully integrated culture and leadership throughout their enterprise business agility transformation for our EBA Summit audience in Atlanta last September. She demonstrated how the shift in culture is more difficult than any other component. It is critical to address that culture pivot with care in order to implement change and avoid disruption. Anthem was able to do just that, but it wasn’t without its challenges. Sheri’s presentation and slides can be found here.

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Gaining Executive Buy-In

 Celeste Richardson, Micron Technology

At the EBA Summit this past September, Celeste shared her journey & challenges in gaining executive & team buy-in while pursuing an agile transformation.

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In Case You Missed It: AgilityHealth’s Most Popular Content in 2019

Curious about what people were reading, downloading and sharing in 2019? We’ve gathered a list of the most popular content, along with exciting new events and workshops to help you measure what matters and create a culture of continuous improvement at every level.

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How Important Are Leaders to the Health of Agile Teams? (Part 2)


Welcome back! In the first part of this post, we saw how influential Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Tech Leads are when it comes to a team’s health. In this post, we’ll look further at the functional manager as well as whether various people’s confidence in the team is a good predictor of its health.

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What Is Enterprise Business Agility?

Evolving from “Agile Transformations” to “Enterprise Business Agility”
There is a noticeable shift and perhaps an evolution from focusing on Agile transformations, which aim to optimize delivery within IT, to enabling Enterprise Business Agility (EBA) – transformations where a more holistic strategy is needed to enable true Enterprise Agility both within technology and beyond.
Why? Simply put, focusing only on delivery optimization hasn’t achieved the intended business outcomes most executives and leaders were aiming for.

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Exploring Business Agility

In a business context, agility is the ability of an organization to rapidly adapt to market and environmental changes in productive and cost-effective ways.

The adoption of business agility mindsets, structures, and practices is accelerating. Despite the hype, it’s more than a buzzword. It is a significant, yet nuanced, change in the ways companies operate. In today’s unpredictable economy, the benefits are clear.

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Strategic Intent

A strategic intent is the north star or ambition of the organization over the next 3 years. These statements help bring clarity to the overall direction and can serve to energize and rally your organization around.  Questions to consider:

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Developing Measurable Business Outcomes

It’s understandable why so many organizations still rely on activity-based metrics to measure success – most companies have been using activity-based, also known as “vanity” metrics, for years. The problem is these metrics don’t provide any real insight into the future business success of the organization.
Relying solely on activity-based metrics makes it far too easy for a company to assume that all is well, even when it isn’t. If your company is caught in this “business as usual” paradigm, you’re not alone. Many companies have not yet shifted their focus toward the metrics that actually matter. It’s why seemingly successful companies “suddenly” fail.

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Evan Leybourn’s Domains of Business Agility

Evan Leybourn, founder of the Business Agility Institute, created the now-famous Domains of Business Agility in a quick sketch that he released to the public right before going into surgery. Eight hours later, when he was allowed access to his laptop again, he discovered that his innovative idea had exploded online and was being discussed worldwide.
What was in that quick sketch that made so many people stop and take notice?
In this video, Leybourn and Agile Transformation, Inc.’s Sally Elatta discuss the Domains of Business Agility and how it helps organizations thrive in an unpredictable world.

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