Gartner Research

Achieving Agility: Measuring the Financial Implications of Agility

Published: 05 April 2006

ID: G00138791

Analyst(s): Michael Smith


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

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.