What you'll learn

  • Design your organization to facilitate core elements of agility
  • Implementing agility
  • Driving organizational transformation for greater agility
  • Understanding the agility imperative
  • Creating an agile governance model
  • Teaming and organizing for agility

Course description

Today's businesses must be alert to changes in the external environment, develop competitive strategies quickly—and adapt the organization to execute appropriately. In this virtual program, you'll explore organizational structures and processes that have enabled businesses to change direction quickly and manage successful execution of ever-shifting strategies. You will also learn how to embed agility into your organization's DNA and in turn, shape your strategy, your organization, and your people. As you examine the role of leaders in mobilizing and driving change, you will emerge ready to propel higher levels of responsiveness throughout your organization.

"Agile" has become a common theme across management disciplines, from software development to supply chain management and beyond. In this live online program, you'll discover core principles underlying this trend and the essence of what it means to be agile. You'll gain a deeper understanding of a range of tools and methods, their pros and cons, and how you can drive an "agile transformation" that prepares your organization to move quickly—whatever your strategic direction.

Through faculty presentations, case studies, interactive exercises, and small-group discussions, you will explore the importance of organizational agility and how to implement structures and processes that create a more agile organization. As you become conversant with the frameworks, tools, and terminology of agile methods, you will be better able to strike the right balance between managing day-to-day business and remaining responsive to change and opportunity.

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Business School

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