Sally Elatta and Evan Leybourn will present key findings from the State of Business Agility report as well as transformational case studies from the industry and our experience
In the modern economy, companies do not have the luxury of stability. The impact of change, both technological and cultural, is greater and faster than ever before. In this environment, it is only those companies that are agile, innovative and dynamic who thrive.
This interactive presentation will show you who these companies are, how they operate and (more importantly) how you can become one.
Sally Elatta and Evan Leybourn will present key findings from the State of Business Agility report as well as transformational case studies from the industry and our experience. Throughout all this, we’ll make it relevant and actionable for you through a series of hands-on activities designed to show you where to focus your organisational efforts.
In this workshop, we will explore the domains of Business Agility for an enterprise, with a mix of education and interactive workshops. The survey for the State of Business Agility Report will be released in late February with interim findings published in mid-March and the final report published in April. This presentation will share the findings of this report, though it should be noted that we do not currently know what it will say.
The structure will be as follows:
- Introduction – Providing context on business agility, Sally and Evan
- Workshop – Theory of Agile Constraints. In this short exercise, participants will create a simple model the full-lifecycle of one key business process within their organisation (including upstream and downstream steps) and use the Theory of Constraints to identify the largest current constraining factor to agility.
- State of Business Agility – Sally and Evan will present the key findings from the State of Business Agility report – focusing on any surprises or interesting elements.
- Models of Business Agility – Sally and Evan will discuss key elements of business agility transformations. Those aspects, such as Structural Agility, which are often overlooked in traditional transformations. These will then be aligned to the observations from the Theory of Agile Constraints workshop from earlier.
- Workshop – Business Agility Self-assessment. In this short exercise, participants will complete the State of Business Agility survey and compare their organisational responses to both the industry and similar companies (by industry and organisation size).
- Case Studies – Sally and Evan will share 2-3 case studies from across the industry. They will share what has worked and, more importantly, what hasn’t in organisations across the world. Included case studies are; New Zealand Post Group , Vistaprint and Haier.
- Q & A
Participants at Sally and Evan’s session will come away with a deep understand of business agility; both its context, definition and execution in companies around the globe. Participants will;
- Understand what Business Agility really means and why it is an organisational imperative now
- Meet new friends and learn from others in the business agility community
- Gain new insights from the State of Business Agility report
- Be able to apply actionable takeaways for their transformations
- Evangelise and champion business agility within their organisation
- Engage community around the State of Business Agility