Gartner Research

Achieving Agility: Measuring the Financial Implications of Agility

Published: 05 April 2006

ID: G00138791

Analyst(s): Michael Smith

Summary

Agility -- the ability to sense, strategize, decide, communicate and act -- has never been more important, but how much agility is enough, and where in the company is it needed most? Let financial results be your guide.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Predictions
  • Five Steps Toward Agility
    • Step 1: Establish a Baseline of Opportunity
    • Step 2: Select Business Functions
    • Step 3: Use Comparable Business Metrics to Assess Current Performance
    • Step 4: Determine the Financial Impact
    • Step 5: Monitor Business Performance Resulting From Improvements in Agility
  • A Hypothetical Case Study
  • Conclusion

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