A business "going-agile" is not what it seems and is certainly not having your teams do scrum. There are common pitfalls that "going-agile" or implementing "agile practices" inevitably creates that are dangerous unintended consequences that can kill your ability yo release quality product. Building the right systems, in the right culture, with the right practices is essential to the success of business adopting agile. The right partner that can see the trees, the leaves and the forest to create the right system, culture and practices for a specific business tailored to their market, customers and product lines will foster success and increase that organizations ability to gain the benefits of lean and agile.
As businesses grow there is a common set of patterns that emerge around organizational structures. Typical business organizational design patterns create layers of functions and levels that can cause a business to have cultural and productivity issues. These issues can be difficult to overcome and can make small and medium sized businesses start to lose. If your lucky to make it to become a large business those issues fester and gnaw away at peoples passion for work. Designing the right organization and leading the people through the change is inherently difficult and near impossible from the inside.
Enterprise Architecture is a commonly misunderstood practice. Every organization needs to be built with a business savvy architect with the requisite technical skills to understand the business and product landscape. The Enterprise Architect works with business and technical leadership to ensure that the enterprise (your business) is designed to implement the go to market strategy with the right process, core competencies, and product capabilities needed to meet market demand in budget at the right time to achieve market success. The Enterprise Architect would also enable data and OKR/KPIs both internally operationally focused as well as externally product performance focused to continue to learn and grow as a business using facts and data as opposed to feelings and intuition.
Executives go through a lot of effort and have tremendous passion about their role, however some struggle with the ability to keep their eyes and fingers out of operational and tactical activities. A strong partner to talk through those issues and the psychological stressors of being an executive is just what can help get you settled and focused on solving the right solutions while allowing your teams to implement that strategic intent. Personalized and tailored executive coaching is a great way to get a leg up on competitors and get head of the issues that will come to businesses as they grow from a coach who has seen multiple Fortune 500 companies struggle with.