Agile Compliance

In the heavily regulated environment in which many organizations must operate, agility can't come at the expense of compliance.  Every time an organization shifts its strategy and changes its operations, it needs to be sure that the new approach is compliant and can be demonstrated to be so.  Compliance, then, can act as a drag on an agile organization by preventing it from making changes as quickly as needed unless the approach it uses to achieve agility allows it to remain compliant -- which can be called "agile compliance."[1]


[1] A phrase first used by Hugh Taylor in his book The Joy of SOX, Wiley (April, 2006).