Agility is the ability to respond to new information and changing needs while still focusing on creating value for customers and stakeholders. As opposed to slower methods of operations and planning, agility puts the customer first by focusing on the efficient delivery of solutions to meet customer needs.
Since the world changes often, the ability to respond thoughtfully to change is critical. It involves finding the most valuable ways to meet the changing needs of customers and stakeholders.
While the Agile Manifesto was written in 2001, to solve issues with software development, similar concepts have been applied to almost every aspect of organizations, communities and everyday life. Agility does require an Agile Mindset.
Authored by Steve Moubray
Edited by Phil Rogers
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