Agile Governance Theory (AGT)

What is AGT?

Agile Governance Theory (AGT) emerged several years ago (Luna, 2015), intending to explore and shed light on various phenomena related to cultivating intrinsic dynamic capabilities within teams. These capabilities enable teams to detect and respond to changes in the organizational, regulatory, or requirement landscape (Luna et al., 2020). AGT strives to equip teams with the preparedness to respond effectively and anticipate such changes, fostering coordination and sustainability whenever feasible. Furthermore, AGT provides mechanisms for identifying and analyzing the factors and agents that impact the implementation of agile governance within organizations, often hidden or difficult to discern.


Multi-Scenario Empirical Assessment of Agile Governance Theory: A Technical Report

We are pleased to share this technical report, "Multi-Scenario Empirical Assessment of Agile Governance Theory," which delves into agile governance and its practical applications. This report contributes significantly to the growing knowledge surrounding agile governance theory and its impact on organizational dynamics.

Agile governance has emerged as a critical concept in today's fast-paced and ever-changing business landscape. The need for organizations to adapt and respond swiftly to dynamic environments has become paramount. Agile Governance Theory (AGT) offers valuable insights into how teams can foster intrinsic dynamic capabilities and effectively navigate organizational, regulatory, and requirement changes.

This comprehensive report presents the results of an empirical assessment of AGT across multiple scenarios. By examining diverse contexts and real-world scenarios, this report provides a nuanced understanding of the practical implications of AGT.

The AGT hypotheses were tested by arranging eight theoretical scenarios with 118 practitioners from 86 organizations and 19 countries who completed an in-depth explanatory scenario-based survey. The feedback results were analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). The findings shed light on the effectiveness of AGT in promoting adaptive and responsive behaviors within teams, enabling them to detect and respond to change in a coordinated and sustainable manner.

Furthermore, this report highlights the significance of AGT in uncovering hidden factors and agents that influence agile governance practices within organizations. AGT empowers teams and decision-makers to make informed choices and shape effective governance strategies by illuminating these often obscure aspects.

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Please cite as:

Luna, A. J. H. de O., & Marinho, M. L. M. (2023). Multi-Scenario Empirical Assessment of Agile Governance Theory: A Technical Report. Agile Governance Research Lab (AGRLab). DCA/CCSA-UFPE. Recife-PE. Brazil. Retrieved from