15 years ago, kicking off continuous improvement programs was all the rage. Now, a new project methodology – known as Agile – is being embraced to improve business processes. The consulting firm McKinsey did a recent survey across a broad spectrum of companies and industries. McKinsey says that 70% of companies, in some shape or form, are piloting Agile now.
Agile is characterized by rapid learning and decision-making cycles. Agile’s genesis was in software product development where code was developed in quicker cycles and shared more frequently with users to make sure development was proceeding on the right track, in a way that would drive value for the users. Today, all the major supply chain software suppliers attest