Think agile is just for software developers? Think again. Learn how this flexible methodology can revolutionize your digital enablement projects.

While digital transformation focuses on fundamentally changing how an organization operates, digital enablement is a targeted approach that often prioritizes technology solutions. Achieving impactful business results, however, extends beyond just investing in new software. True enablement also demands reimagining processes and equipping people to adapt to new methodologies.

Alarmingly, around 70 percent of digital transformation efforts fail. This disappointing success rate often boils down to one factor: the organization's failure to adjust to new ways of doing things. The good news? You can dramatically improve your chances of success by embracing the agile methodology.

why agile isn’t just for software development

Agile has been pigeonholed as a software development approach for too long. In truth, agile principles can be applied to virtually any project, driving flexibility, collaboration and a focus on results. An agile approach ensures that all stakeholders — from IT professionals to end-users — actively participate, make rapid decisions and work together to minimize risks.

Agile’s iterative approach enhances transparency and allows for real-time adjustments based on user feedback, ensuring that your project delivers optimum value.

benefits of agile methodologies in digital enablement

Agile breaks large projects into smaller, more manageable tasks. When each task is delivered, the team reviews their progress and looks at the overall direction. If there’s a faster or smarter way to do things, the team can realign the project to focus on the best results.

In digital enablement, this iterative approach delivers some crucial benefits:

people-focused solutions

User feedback is continuously integrated, shaping a solution finely attuned to real-world needs.

better collaboration

With everyone having a say, team collaboration becomes the norm rather than the exception.

focus on getting things done

Agile isn't about merely installing new software; it’s about delivering real value that meets end-user needs.

flexibility and scalability

Unlike traditional projects with fixed goals, agile projects are adaptable and can pivot towards more promising avenues when necessary.

how to drive digital transformation with agile methodologies

Utilizing agile is straightforward when you adhere to its key principles:

iterative development

Opt for smaller, achievable milestones instead of a fixed, grand endpoint. Each minor achievement offers insights that can guide future steps.

communication and engagement

Communication is the heart of agile. Keep all stakeholders updated through regular meetings and use a centralized location (a physical noticeboard, an internal web resource or both) to share updates and celebrate successes.


The best solution isn’t always obvious at the start of a project. That’s why agile teams constantly review and update their plans according to new information. Agile flexibility allows for project scaling based on evolving business needs.

focus on value

Ultimately, agile’s purpose is to deliver meaningful value. Agile teams should always focus on this, whether it means reducing workloads, empowering employees or creating a better customer experience.

training: the linchpin of agile digital enablement

Transitioning to agile can be culturally jarring, particularly for teams accustomed to top-down management styles. However, agile coaching can equip your team with the skills to be both flexible and results-focused.

Randstad specializes in agility and can help your organization transition seamlessly into this dynamic way of working. Learn more about how Randstad can elevate your agile capabilities.