The “P” in RfP stands for Participation - How we've sourced an ERP in just 2 days!

The success story of the Swiss Casinos Group is a striking lesson in how to achieve significant improvement in time-to-market by simply bringing the right people together. Learn how we've sourced a new ERP System in just 2 days, having 3 vendors in one room simultaneously for 2 days running a proof of concept and co-creating an agile contract so that the agile team could continue working on the third day. This case was hosted and followed by Microsoft as they see advantages in our approach too. “This was the fastest sales pitch ever!” - Patrik Dragicevic, Territory Channel Manager - Business Applications at Microsoft.

The Swiss Casinos Group is a Swiss gambling and casino company, #1 in the market with 800’000 visits, 500 employees an annual revenue of $161 million. It is still in the early stages of transitioning to business agility. For the introduction of a new ERP they decided to try a radically new approach. This had an unexpected positive impact in areas that had not been on their radar at all.

Learn more about the approach Lean-Agile Procurement (short LAP) and download the Lean Procurement Canvas (FREE)

Read the Success Story (Whitepaper) that has got awarded in 2018 by CIPS.org the global Procurement Association:

Check out why LAP became a Plugin to Scrum@Scale and even 2 members of Scrum Inc (the company of Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum) became Certified LAP Trainer

 
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Outline/Structure of the Talk

I'd basically tell the story how we sourced an ERP in just 2 days step by step. How important management buy in and empowerment was and how this approach currently disrupts a whole new area in business agility. Furthermore it does create a new movement, or as we believe business agility doesn't stop at the companies front door. We are pushing the current boundaries further to an Adaptive Partner Ecosystem. Lean Agile Procurement and the Lean Procurement Canvas are a simple approach and a simple tool to overcome this complex challenge.

I'd be very honored to inspire your agile leaders and the whole community over there too!

Learning Outcome

With the 2-days certification workshop „compeditive Advantage via lean-agile Procurement“ you'll get an overview about the lean Procurement Canvas, it's application areas and the disruptive approach lean-agile procurement and how it's positiv influence on procurement / Partner Management, the procurement / sales function and it's sourcing / selling projects.

Understanding an ecosystem of agile partners, supported by lean-agile procurement, has a positiv impact to individuals, agile teams, companies (buyer & partner) and customers:

- evolution from buyer/supplier relationship to a partnership

- importance of an agile partner ecosystem and time-to-market

- lean-agile procurement as the approach, that fosters interaction between people and builds a partnership

- understand lean-agile procurement as the approach, that fosters interaction between people and builds a partnership
- get facts & learnings applying lean-agile procurement based on an example from the field

- other application areas for lean-agile procurement

The workshop will focus to the importance of x-functional and empowered teams one of the success criterias for

Target Audience

It is intended for an interdisciplinary audience of CxO’s, decision-makers, heads of expertise, leader of competencies, strategic purchasing managers, buyers, partner managers and project managers, team members, Agile Coaches, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, etc. from both customer and supplier sides and all industries and company sizes.

Prerequisites for Attendees

Basic knowledge in Agile

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