Title: Requisite Agility
Authors: Bill Anderson & Philip Boxer
Publication year: 2008
Where published: News at SEI
The ability of software-intensive systems or organizations to respond rapidly to changing demand is a key determining factor in their achieving business or mission objectives. Because of the primacy of achieving objectives to all organizations—in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), civilian government, and industry—understanding of the agility needed to respond to changing demand is a key challenge on the research agenda of the SEI Integration of Software Intensive Systems (ISIS) initiative. The ISIS team is developing the SoS Navigator, a growing set of modeling techniques that offer insights into the relationship between systems or organizational structure and agility.