Evidence-Based Change Framework

Managing change to improve enterprise outcomes, reduce risk and optimize investments.

What is Evidence-Based Management?

Evidence-Based Change is a framework within which people can manage the complex organizational change required to improve organizational outcomes, while controlling risk and optimizing their investment. It is defined in the Agility Guide and uses an iterative and incremental approach to enable successful steps of change.

By applying the agile principles and values that have helped thousands of organizations innovate within software development the Agility Guide provides a road-map for how organizations may increase the value derived from their software development.

Why Evidence-Based Management?

Software has become an integral part of most people’s lives, and companies who've never considered themselves to be players in the tech market are competing on their software capabilities. For benefits such as better alignment of IT and business stakeholders, increased predictability and lowered risk, Scrum and other agile methods of software development have become the de facto standard for most organizations.

But its adoption is neither complete nor as effective as it could be with agile practices being forced into organizations that are neither adaptive nor Agile in nature. Being able to turn these benefits into a competitive advantage for the organization will only be possible when changing the organizations that agile IT operates in. This means that champions of this change will need to address behavior, mindset and culture along with process or tactics. 

Agility Guide

The Evidence-Based Change Framework is defined in the Agility Guide, and is written and maintained by Ken Schwaber and Scrum.org.

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
- Charles Darwin


Agility (n.): An enterprise's capability to sense change, take advantage of opportunities and deliberately respond to challenges. Capacity to be quick and nimble.