The structure of an agile organisation - a business agility primer

Traditional business models are failing to keep up with the needs of the modern economy. While business has never been predictable, technological and cultural change is occurring at faster rates than ever before. In this climate, modern enterprises live or die on their ability to adapt – which is where Business Agility comes in. Business Agility provides a context for organisations to embrace change; changing how to think, changing how to work and changing how to interact.

Whether you’ve heard of Holocracy or Teal Organisations; it seems that lean and agile business models are gaining interest across different business sectors. This presentation will provide engaging and enlightening stories of Agile beyond IT; from lean startups to large enterprises. These will be reinforced with practical approaches for the design and leadership of teams, divisions and businesses across 4 key domains;

  1. The Structure of an Agile Organisation - Efficient, transparent and collaborative techniques to manage cross-functional, self-organising and potentially self-managing teams.
  2. You, the Agile Manager - What makes a good agile manager and how do their responsibilities change?
  3. Integrated Customer Engagement - Collaboration and communication techniques to build trust and deliver Customer needs efficiently, with minimal waste, and to everyone’s satisfaction.
  4. Work, the Agile Way - Managing all types of business functions, from software, HR, finance to legal, by using Just-In-Time planning and incremental or continuous delivery processes.

Learning outcomes

Regardless of your role, the goals of this presentation are to;

  • make you think about your role as a leader
  • learn how to structure an agile organisation around outcomes
  • introduce new possibilities and ways of doing business
  • understand how to tailor Agile to different business functions (HR, ICT, Sales, Finance, Media, Legal, Production & Operations)