We live in an extremely fast-paced and seemingly unpredictable world. New business models evolve, technology enables new ways of working and we face global opportunities and threats like never before.
Go into the executive suite of many organisations and you’ll hear people talking about the need for agility. However, whilst we may interpret that as a need for certain tools and methods, often what our business stakeholders are really after is business agility. The ability for a business or organisation to sense, analyse and respond quickly to change. This is a broader, more systemic set of capabilities. It certainly doesn’t just involve ‘putting everything in Jira and hoping for the best’.
So what is ‘business agility’, and why should we care? In this interactive discussion, you’ll have the opportunity to hear insight from two experts and also raise questions of your own. The session is wide-ranging and covers:
• What is ‘business agility’ and how does this differ from ‘agile methods of delivery’?
• How do organisations achieve agility?
• What are some of the common blockers?
• What role does culture play (and how can we cultivate a culture of agility)?
About the Speakers
Karim is a business agility and innovation coach, entrepreneur, trainer, author, and international keynote speaker. He has over a decade of experience helping organisations with agile transformations. He has worked on some of the most complex anywhere in the world. He is a non executive director at the Scrum Alliance, and founding partner of Agile Centre, a global agile consulting and training firm.
Lynda is a business consultant, trainer, coach, author and practitioner with over 25 years’ experience of adding value to organisations. Lynda’s particular strength is applying business analysis and agile techniques to help organisations become adaptive. She is head of business analysis and lead agile coach for CMC Partnership Consultancy Ltd (@consultcmc), co-author of the BCS book, ‘Agile and Business Analysis’ and an international speaker.