Agility means not only using digital tools or methods like the cloud or DevOps – even if they create the basis for agile working. Agility means above all thinking “outside the box” and different departments working together in an integrated way. IT and IT managers are thus becoming part of all business processes, not as service providers, but as “team members.” Processes and cultures that produce an agile DNS will only thrive together if silos or domains disappear. Only agile team play creates the opportunity to take on end-to-end responsibility for areas of responsibility. Flexibility arises through independent teams working in parallel on many “building sites.” As designed by modern IT, the individual products are put together like micro-services to create one overall construction/product.
Of course, agility does not end at (virtual) company borders. In an era where interdisciplinary work across company borders is becoming more common, it is also necessary to create the conditions (also known as platforms) for partners to be able to contribute to agile development. This can be organized via product lifecycle management, for example, which combines different functions and components (such as CAE and CAD). Ideally this comes from the cloud: partners access a shared up-to-date data inventory and use the same services. A clear advantage in terms of efficiency and organization