Step Into Agile

Steve Bailey
5 min readJan 16, 2022
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Over the past two decades, many large companies have failed to evolve and seen their business margins, market share, and profitability suffer — sometimes leading to devastating results.

Anand Chopra-McGowan, Harvard Business Review

Why Embrace Agile

Technology, networks and customer expectations have developed and evolved rapidly over the past two decades. This has posed significant challenges to businesses of all sizes, some industries have faced substantial disruption, look at what Air BnB has done in the travel industry and Uber & Lyft in transportation. Other businesses like Blockbuster are no longer in existence, even technology businesses are not immune from the pace of change, how many people in 2022 own a Blackberry?

Our world and the billions of Galaxies in existence are constantly evolving, the mass adoption of the internet and all the technology it has spawned has accelerated changes in all our lives. Keeping faith in what worked well in the past is a quick path towards decline, this is true at the business level, the team level and at an individual level. In evolving, complex & ambiguous environments the requirement to be flexible is essential, Embracing Agile has many benefits in navigating such environments. Below are a few examples: