Our team has been helping software development teams within big organizations shift their mindset and implement agile practices. Naturally, the word spreads. We are fielding similar questions from more and more teams within these organizations: "What is agile?" "How can it help us?" But it's not the software teams asking.

It is exciting to watch agile not only break down silos among software teams and their direct partners, but also reach deep into classic business disciplines. In the last two weeks alone, I’ve had conversations with folks in business operations, risk management, internal audit, finance and retail. There are many parallels to be drawn across the enterprise—and many opportunities to make a huge impact by exploiting these parallels.

Agile: it's not just for tech geeks anymore.