Leveraging agile across the continuum

Most products and initiatives go through a cycle of strategy and analysis, planning and feasibility, development, and then adoption. Then you rinse and repeat that cycle as you iteratively improve your deliverables. In today's world Agile is often stereotyped as something that is focused on the development phase. However, we've helped innovative leaders use agile and lean principles to add value and performance across this entire continuum of launching products and initiatives. We believe that agile principles, tools, and techniques are useful in areas like strategy, planning, market feedback, and culture. Using real world scenarios, let's take a look at some of the ways we've seen agile create value outside of the traditional agile box.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Our cycle of value creation: The Launch Continuum
  • Development: Agile's standard home
  • Principles worth remembering
    • Agile Manifesto and Principles
    • Theory of Constraints, Principles of Flow, and Lean Thinking
    • Teams: Collaboration, Communication, Visibility
  • Seeing Agile in other places
    • Strategy & Analysis
    • Planning & Feasibility
    • Adoption (after launching)
  • Exploring some case studies

Learning Outcome

Practical ideas for leveraging agile principles and techniques to create value in places where agile is not usually found.

Target Audience

Business leaders who are open to experimenting with new ideas to bring value and improve performance

Prerequisites for Attendees

Exposure to agile manifesto and principles. Willingness to think outside the box to bring value to your organization.

schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  1 year ago
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    • Scott Heffield
      By Scott Heffield  ~  1 year ago
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      The two talks are indeed very similar, but they are aimed at two different audiences. This talk is aimed at executives and other stakeholders "outside" of the agile process. The goal is the introduce them to the value of agile outside of the normal box they think agile lives. The "I'm an agile leader..." talk is aimed at agile leaders "inside" the agile process, to encourage them to think about and realize the value that their agile toolset can play outside of the normal agile box. So, both talks are encouraging folks to think outside of the agile box, but they have two different audiences and two different perspectives.

      Thanks for taking the time to review my submissions. I appreciate your comment.

      Scott


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