Applying the Agile Mindset to Tough Business Challenges

location_city Bengaluru schedule Mar 15th 02:00 - 02:45 PM IST place Grand Ballroom 2

Business Agility is the latest buzzword – what does it really mean? In this talk Shane examines the underlying drivers and motivation for adopting agile approaches, explores what an agile mindset actually means and shows how the ideas embodied in the Agile Manifesto are applicable in areas of the organisation within and outside information technology. Drawing on current management theories and emerging practices shows how ideas from different sources complement and enhance each other to deliver better organisational outcomes.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

Introducing the agile mindset

Agile vs agility

Fixed vs flexible mind

The agile value triangle

Overview of some tough business problems:

  • The VUCA world

    ▪Overwhelming data – not enough information

    ▪Fickle customers – loyalty doesn’t exist, they know everything about you

    ▪Disengaged staffmembers – 70% actively looking for another role

    ▪Skills shortage – drives distributed teams

    ▪Financial cycles disconnected from value generation

    ▪Technology changes constantly – everything is digital now

Some agile ideas that can help

  • Complexity
  • Design thinking
  • Hypothesis driven development
  • Put value first
  • Cost of delay
  • Slack and facilitating the flow of value
  • Constant feedback
  • Avoiding waste
  • Management 3.0 / Stoos Network / Toyota Kata
  • Kaizen

Dealing with complex change

Learning Outcome

Some ideas about how applying agile ideas outside of IT can enable true business agility. 

Ideal duration = 60 mins, could fit in 45; 90 would be hard

Target Audience




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