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Tuesday, August 7 • 15:45 - 17:00
Business Agility: Lessons from the Trenches (Kat Lee, Sriram Natesan) POPULAR

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Agile has been pervasive and proven to be successful for technology product development for more than two decades. Today more organizations are taking agile principles and practices and applying them outside of IT to their business as usual (BAU) activities such as marketing or strategy development. But how easy is this next generational aspect of Business Agility? Can an approach that was rooted in technology product development be successfully applied as an accelerator to achieve overall business efficiency and effectiveness?
In this session, different case studies, including a large Canadian insurance provider, will demonstrate lessons learned from organizations that have taken agile principles and practices to help them drive commercial impacts, build people and their capabilities, adoption of the right mindset and behaviors, and improve performance. Some of the questions that will be addressed:
  • What does business agility mean and why does it matter?
  • How can Corporate Functions such as HR, Finance, Risk and Marketing, which are often entrenched in traditional ways of working, become agile delivery centers?
  • Do agile practitioners need to “stay true” to the principles and practices they originally learned for technology in order to be effective in the business?
  • How should agile business teams be optimally structured to align with an enterprise agile COE?
  • What can leaders learn from others’ journeys so we can determine whether agile can truly thrive outside IT and be scaled across the organization?
If you are a Business Leader who is considering next steps on enterprise agility, organizational resilience, and a culture of adaptability, attend this session to learn valuable and pragmatic insights as you begin your own agile journey.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to adopt the agile principles and practices, and drive the mindset and culture outside of technology into business operations
  • How to structure and support your organization in this transformation
  • How to assess readiness and how to implement and adopt agile within the business through use of leading practices


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Sriram Natesan

Agile Transformation Consultant, Deloitte
Sriram helps teams and organizations deliver value to customers and business to accomplish their goals. He has a background in windows/web development and traditional Project Management prior to embarking on his Agile journey as a ScrumMaster.He has coached multiple teams, business... Read More →

Tuesday August 7, 2018 15:45 - 17:00 PDT