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Agile Research Network

Strategic Agility White Paper

A strategy-focused agile transformation: planning simultaneously 50 years ahead and 5 minutes ahead.

A Behaviour-led Transformation

This paper introduces, describes and analyses an ongoing behaviour-led transformation.

Knowledge Sharing in a Large Agile Organisation

Knowledge sharing is the process of transferring information, skills or understanding between people and organisations.

What is the Agile Research Network?

The Agile Research Network (ARN) is a collaboration of researchers from two UK universities at the forefront of investigating agile methodologies.

  • The Open University has a strong record of research in the use of agile methods in practice

  • The University of Central Lancashire has a stronger teaching focus amongst Undergraduate level, a practitioner-focussed Masters programme, and a growing agile research group


What do they do?

As agile methodologies mature and become mainstream, it is important to understand what implications and influences they have on organisations and individuals, and to assess the scope and nature of their effectiveness.

The Agile Research Network seeks to work closely with practitioners in their place of work to gain such insights and then disseminate practical findings to a wider audience.

White paper access

The Agile Research Network (ARN) team is very active and are continuously involved in various conferences and workshops. The results of ARN work are usually published as either white papers or conference papers. This page provides an up-to-date reflection of ARN activities.

Access Resources

How are they funded?

ARN get funding through a number of sources; currently the two university members and the Agile Business Consortium. As the network grows the intention is to extend opportunities to other industry partners and funding bodies to contribute to this ongoing industry-based research initiative.

Get involved

Do you use agile approaches? We are currently looking for collaborators and are interested in working with you on challenges that you are facing.

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About Us

The Agile Business Consortium is the professional body for Business Agility, and our high value, low cost membership is open to everyone.

Wherever you are on your journey to agility, we are there to support you. We create and share agile research, case studies, resources and tools that help you to compete in today’s disrupted world.

We’ve been contributing to agile knowledge for 25 years and are the world’s oldest agility-orientated organisation. A registered not-for-profit, we’re the brains behind AgilePM®, AgileBA®, AgilePgM® and AgileDS™. Over 100,000 people around the globe are now AgilePM certified.


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