Competency Framework

Career advancement isn't only about qualifications. Your skills are built through experience, and that's what feeds into your overall competence to do a great job

Competency Framework

Competency Level 1

Underpinning
Knowledge

► Has basic factual knowledge related to business agility

Agile
Competencies

► Can address very simple agile problems; requires assistance with unexpected problems

Business
Competencies

► Can organise own work

► Can carry out routine activities in an agile environment

► Has sufficient communication skills for effective teamwork and collaboration with colleagues

Personal
Competencies

► Follows code of conduct, ethics and organisational standards related to business agility

► Is aware of health and safety issues

► Complies with essential organisational and personal security practices

 

Competency Level 2

Underpinning
Knowledge

► Has basic knowledge and understanding of facts, procedures and ideas related to business agility

Agile
Competencies

► Can apply generic agile knowledge to solve straightforward problems

► May contribute to routine issue resolution using agile techniques

Business
Competencies

► Can plan, schedule, and monitor own work within an agile environment

► Can use basic agile frameworks, tools, and processes

► Has sufficient communication skills for effective collaboration with customers, suppliers and partners

► Can timebox own work competently within a particular approach to prioritisation

Personal
Competencies

► Contributes to identifying own development opportunities related to business agility

 

Competency Level 3

Underpinning
Knowledge

► Has factual, procedural, and theoretical knowledge and understanding of business agility and its application to a field of work

Agile
Competencies

► Can address agile problems that while defined, may be complex and non-routine

► Uses discretion in identifying and responding to complex agile issues and assignments

Business
Competencies

► Can timebox the work of others competently within a particular approach to prioritisation

► Works under general levels of empowerment and understands their level of authority within a particular scenario

Personal
Competencies

► Identifies and negotiates own development opportunities related to business agility

► Can reflect on their personal engagement with business agility

Competency Level 4

Underpinning
Knowledge

► Can apply their knowledge effectively in unfamiliar situations in the context of business agility and actively maintain own knowledge

► Understands different perspectives and frameworks related to business agility and the reasoning behind them

Agile
Competencies

► Is able Coach and/or Train agile frameworks in context

► Performs an extensive range and variety of complex technical and/or professional work activities using agile techniques

► Undertakes work which requires the application of fundamental principles related to business agility in a wide and often unpredictable range of contexts

Business
Competencies

► Can select appropriately from agile principles, frameworks and tools

► Can review and reflect on how effective agile approaches and actions have been

► Is able to build and develop effective teams, working in an agile environment

Personal
Competencies

► Maintains an awareness of developing agile practices and their application and takes responsibility for driving own development

Competency ​​​​​​​Level 5

Underpinning
Knowledge

► Promotes the application of generic and specific bodies of knowledge related to business agility in own organisation

► Has developed business knowledge of the activities and practices of own organisation and those of suppliers, partners, competitors and clients

► Critically analyses, interprets and evaluates complex information, concepts and theories related to business agility in order to produce modified conceptions

Agile
Competencies

► Performs highly complex work activities covering technical, financial and quality aspects of business agility

► Has advanced cognitive and practical skills to address problems in an agile way that have limited definition and involve many interacting factors

► Inspires the organisation with respect to business agility, and influences developments within the industry at the highest levels

Business
Competencies

► Demonstrates creativity, innovation and ethical thinking in applying agile solutions for the benefit of the customer/ stakeholder

► Leads on the formulation and implementation of strategy associated with business agility

► Makes decisions critical to organisational success

Personal
Competencies

► Demonstrates good intellect, emotional awareness, energy and an agile growth mindset

Click here to learn more about our Professional Route, and please contact us if you would like some informal guidance about your application. 

Author

Agile Business Consortium

Agile Business Consortium

The Agile Business Consortium is the professional body for business agility. We’re all about community – whether you’re a multinational working through a large-scale transformation, a new start-up, or a contractor, we can support you to achieve more, to grow more, and to build your business agility. As a global not-for-profit organisation that’s been around for over 25 years, our knowledge and experience around agile competencies and behaviours can offer you the guidance you need to reach your agility goals. Together with our partners, we create and share agile research, case studies, resources and tools that help you compete in today’s uncertain world. A registered not-for-profit, we’re the world’s longest-standing agile-orientated organisation. We’re the brains behind AgilePM®, AgileBA®, AgilePgM®, AgilePfM™ and AgileDS™. Based in the UK, we have members in over 30 countries around the world.

 

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