What do you know about Agile governance?

No, it is not the invention of a consultant. It already is a methodical field of practice. Its basic principles are similar to those of agile development methods:

6 meta-principles

  • Good enough governance

  • Business-driven

  • Human focused

  • Based on quick wins

  • Systematic and adaptive approach

  • Simple design and continuous refinement

Imagine you are holding your city and your company right at the edge where creative chaos meets the interconnected order: this is the “chaorder”, the zone where innovations emerge and which lets you integrate them consciously.

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At a time when people want to break down the compartmentalized approach, innovative solutions come up to redesign the way involved parties collaborate so that cities and companies can be better managed in real time. Technological breakthrough can also help revise the management processes and thus better integrate the users and ensure the sustainability principle.

This is what Agile Governance is aiming at by seeking a way to get an overview and a common way to:

  • Make informed choices

  • Understand the consequences of a division’s decision on another one

  • Bring the different points of view closer together by combining vertical, transversal internal and external approaches

  • Combine projects, resources and budgets to make decisions in real time

  • Correlate the agile solution to the continued evolution of the organization

FWP offers a method and proven tools to address Agile Governance

On a daily basis, Agile Governance creates vibrant innovative dynamics, bringing into the mix social and technical concerns. Because in practice its success  depends largely on the agility of the corporate information – this is the technical part.

The Agile Governance tools, often called “Packaged software studios”, make their users autonomous. They make sharing information possible (say goodbye to your conflicting spreadsheets), as well as the capacity analysis, drawing on the acquired expertise. They fit the strategic choices while minimizing their impact on the day-to-day operations. They are designed and implemented for a fraction of the cost and development lead time of a private solution. This flexibility is particularly useful in the context of the reorganization of companies which cycles are very often shorter than those of IT apps.

Let’s consider public transportation. In those complex and large organizations, where change is driven by tasks with a major human dimension, technologies and systems need to support and anticipate changes instead of following them, and need to let them evolve quickly in short cycles while daily projects keep getting distributed in real time. The “Packaged software studios” of FutureWithPast was built by experimenting in that environment.