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It has been nearly two decades since a group of software leaders retreated to a Utah mountaintop to pen what is credited as the founding principles of the agile movement.

Agile remains a hot topic today. In the 2019 CGI Client Global Insights, both business and IT executives interviewed cite “adopting agile business or IT models” as their second most important business priority, yet only 10% report achieving “agile at scale.”

The concept of agility was codified soon after the industry emerged from Y2K and at about the same time Apple released its first iPod. Yet, after so much time, why are most organizations still stuck in their efforts to become agile, and what can we learn from the leaders who have successfully made the pivot to business agility