Learning to Learn: Leadership For Business Agility
Outline/structure of the Session
What comes to mind when you hear the word agile? Probably Agile software development methodologies like Scrum will come to mind. For everyone else in large organizations, however, the word suggests business agility. Leading for business agility It’s about understanding and nurturing the mindset needed to get an holistic understanding of agility.
As a result, the Scrum Alliance is expanding its mission. “Agile is now much more than a revolutionary approach to work for the software development industry, It’s transforming a wide variety of industries and specialties from marketing and human resources to financial services.” Manny Gonzalez, CEO of the Scrum Alliance.
I believe business agility is creating a learning organization that is every time faster and better at learning about themselves and their customers. We are creating a new generation of organizatios that gets its value from their learning capabilities. Therefore Leading to learn is critical to succeed in business agility.
The Manifesto’s focus on better software was what the industry needed at the time. “The Agile Manifesto was an awesome kickstarter from 2001, because we had this customization challenge, but now, we’re pushing to get the rest of the organization aligned. It’s not just about better software, it’s about better business.
We’re in a “customization revolution” where software drives business agility by helping companies focus on individual customer preferences. Customers don’t care about your product. They care about their needs, the product is a means of customer communication and delight, not the goal itself. An organization won’t be in touch with such preferences unless it is a learning organization.
As a Certified Agile Leadership Educator by the Scrum Alliance, I’ll share my thoughts about the key factors and leadership style required to nurture learning organizations in order to boost business agility.
An updated understanding of Agility from the business perspective for 2017. Tools to make Agile meaningful or C-level executives. Understanding of the new leadership style and skills needed for Business Agility.
Management, Agile leaders, Change agents