location_city Bengaluru schedule Mar 6th 10:30 - 11:15 AM IST place Ball Room 1 people 99 Interested

In the 21st century, organisations need to

  • Put the customer in the centre of our focus
  • Shed outdated ways of thinking
  • Embrace an agile mindset
  • Incorporate new ways of working
  • Leverage the pace of change for competitive advantage

This talk explores what it means to be agile in a business context. It looks at the key elements needed, how they are interwoven and what is needed for organisations to transform their thinking and behaviour into new ways of working.

Business Agility is about putting the customer at the centre of the organization’s focus, changing from measuring activities to outcomes and creating an ecosystem which unleashes the productivity and innovation already present in the people in the organisation.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

5 Minutes Intro & define business agility

5 Minutes Why business agility matters

15 Minutes - Change your organisation

  • Changed imperitives
  • Changed structures
  • Creating great teams
  • Space for learning
  • Aligned autonomy
  • New financial models
  • Radical transparency
  • Avoid waste

10 Minutes - Change Yourself

  • Become a lifelong learner
  • Become passionately dissatisfied
  • Become customer fanatical

5 Minutes Wrapup + Q&A

Learning Outcome

  • Why business agility is imperative to cope in a VUCA world
  • Ways the organisation needs to change to become an agile business
  • Ways the individuals in the organisation need to change in order to allow the organisation to become truly agile

Target Audience

Leaders Change Agents Influencers

Prerequisites for Attendees

A desire to change to new ways of thinking and working. An open mind willing to accept that change starts with you, irrespective of your role in the organisation.



schedule Submitted 4 years ago

  • Hendrik Esser

    Hendrik Esser - A Practical Experiences implementing Business Agility at Ericsson

    Hendrik Esser
    Hendrik Esser
    Special Projects
    schedule 4 years ago
    Sold Out!
    45 Mins
    Case Study

    Seeing the increasing complexity and dynamics in our business and organizational environment, a large, 2000 people product development organization within Ericsson started the journey towards Agile in 2008. We early understood, that this journey can only be successful, if it is not only done by our SW development, but also involves changes in the way we run strategy, financial planning and HR.

    In this talk, Hendrik Esser, who has been one of the key drivers of this change, will share experiences from that journey.

    He will share how we got the essential parts of business planning, finance, HR and SW development aligned towards business agility: what we found, what we tried, what succeeded, our set-backs and lessons learned.

  • Andy Cooper

    Andy Cooper - Making Value Visible

    Andy Cooper
    Andy Cooper
    Group Manager, Global
    schedule 4 years ago
    Sold Out!
    45 Mins
    Case Study

    When faced with seemingly endless choices and a world moving at an increasing speed, how do you evaluate strategic options with speed and precision?

    As a leader with over 30 years experience in sales, marketing and corporate roles within tech companies, Andy Cooper has pondered this problem for many years. Andy will explain how using concepts borrowed from Lean, Lean Startup, Agile Software Development, Beyond Budgeting and other adaptive approaches, you can create a highly effective process to make and evaluate decisions using a Value Engineering approach with the benefit that it can be used in multiple situations including evaluating product direction, strategic initiatives, or personal situations evolving value-based thinking.

    In the session, Andy will walk through an example and show how this can be applied to solve many other tough value-based problems. Andy will also share how he has used this approach to solve sales and marketing challenges in the companies he has worked for.