Within an agile organization, the focus shifts from process and cost management to output and value management. The goal is no longer to ‘do the same with less money,’ but to ‘optimize the use of existing resources.’
With this in mind, agile teams are formed, which work on specific goals with fixed budgets. Preferably, budgets are not allocated to separate departments or projects, but at the level of the value chain.
The allocation of large amounts of money, at an early stage of the project, and for longer periods of time, subsequently occurs less often. And with projects being divided into manageable blocks and controllers working together with other disciplines while disposing of slow working methods, roles within your internal finance team will change.
To create a new division of roles, you need to involve all relevant parties. From the financial administration team to controllers at all levels within the business: at financial, project, business and company level.
Make an overview of what your finance professionals are currently doing and what you will need in the future. This immediately gives you the opportunity to speak to them about their talents, drives and skills.
Do they feel at home in an innovative organization and can they let go of system thinking? Then the next step is to ensure that the team is able to perform at its very best. This is why the introduction of agile working often leads to the use of new software and IT systems.