The Fragile to Agile Seamless End to End Change Approach, depicted in the following diagram, supports the entire end to end approach to successfully execute business change and transformation. It can be used for all elements of business change from strategic planning, conceptual design and logical design to the physical delivery of the change. Using the approach consistently throughout the entire change process also greatly simplifies peripheral issues such as governance, investment prioritisation and the assessment of a change initiative’s adherence to strategic business intent.
There are significant advantages for an organisation in adopting any of the individual components of the approach and its modular design and distinct transition points allow an organisation to adopt as much, or as little, of the approach as required.
However, there are considerable additional benefits to be gained by adopting the entire approach. For instance, many organisations use different approaches to strategic planning than those used for implementing change. This can, and often does, lead to a disconnection between the strategic intent of a change initiative and how it is actually delivered. Similarly, the link between strategic planning and which initiatives are funded and executed, or the investment and prioritisation process, is often tenuous leading to a suboptimal use of the organisation’s limited IT resources, a disparity in the functionality delivered and an inadequate realisation of projected benefits.
The following diagram depicts the Fragile to Agile approach to business change and transformation. Please click on a specific area for more information.