This article is part of a 13-piece blog series published by Verena Zoehrer, innovation consultant at viable — innovation consulting and rapid prototyping.

Rapidly changing market conditions and customer needs are forcing organizations to become more flexible and adaptive. The key ingredients to success are empowerment, customer orientation, direct feedback, iterative development and cross-functional teams. All of these benefits are offered by the concept of agility. It is said to be the next success factor deciding on the survival of organizations. However, the full benefits of agility can only be achieved if a company has the ability to (1) respond…


Often in an agile transformation, people believe that new IT systems will somewhen arrive as a message in a bottle. They underestimate the leverage effect of these systems.

This article is part of a 13-piece blog series published by Verena Zoehrer, innovation consultant at viable — innovation consulting and rapid prototyping.

The first blog article, on “Why agile transformations fail?” unveiled the importance of a cultural change as one of the key drivers for an agile development. If values, beliefs, and behaviors throughout the organization are not aligned with agile values and principles, it can cause the transformation to fail. However, there are 12 additional mistakes many companies make in the process of an agile transformation, limiting the possibility of a high impact change. …


Just because you have a boat, does not imply that you can sail. You need to prepare yourself and your team for that.

This article is part of a 13-piece blog series published by Verena Zoehrer, innovation consultant at viable — innovation consulting and rapid prototyping.

Nowadays, many companies experience difficulties reacting to new circumstances in multi-faceted and rapidly changing environments. Technological innovations, unstable market conditions and changing customer requirements intensify the competitive landscape and increase the pressure on organizations. In the light of disruptive changes, fast and flexible adaption becomes a necessity and for this, organizational agility is perceived as the dominant vehicle. It definitely has a lot going for it, as it evolves most of its value by relying on people…

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