Building an Agile Company from Scratch

There's been lots of talk recently about how agile can be used to run and manage businesses. This presentation discusses the lessons learned while building Coveros into a successful company by using agile methods. Topics discussed will include: effective approaches for keeping an organization lean, leveraging agile principles for company structure and staff organization, using Scrum/Kanban techniques to focus staff on what's most important and minimize WIP, and using open book management techniques to assure everyone in the company can impact change. Challenges and issues in implementing these concepts will be discussed as well as how to overcome them. Participants in this session will leave with practical ideas about how to apply agile principles to their business (or division) and make it more successful.

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Outline/structure of the Session

1. Why use agile methods for business?

2. Business areas to address with agile:

2.1 Keeping the organization efficient and lean

2.2 Effective organizational and team structure(s)

2.3 Managing work with Scrum/Kanban

2.4 Communication and results

3. Challenges / lessons learned

4. Tips to take home


Learning Outcome

A sound understand of what agile principles and techniques can be applied to running a business.

Understanding of some of the pitfalls in using agile for business and how to avoid them.

Tips for beginning to move your organization toward a more agile process / structure

Target Audience

Anyone interested in applying agile principles to business

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