When it comes to Agility, finance is late to the party and often seen as the enemy. After all, finance is all about numbers and rules, while agile and business agility is all about flexibility and adaptability.

However, if agility is supposed to deliver better customer outcomes, greater ROI and improved value, then shouldn't finance be expected to be leading from the front. Why is this not the case?

I sought answers to this question by speaking with many of our customers' finance departments. What I found was that there is a lack of understanding of what financial agility entails, how it can benefit both the department and the company and importantly, why it is that Agility practitioners and finance teams need to work together more closely in order to bridge this gap to realise the full potential of agility within an enterprise.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Presentation

  • What does finance do?
  • What is the relationship between Agile @ scale and finance?
  • What is the problem and why is it important that finance is involved in the Agility movement?
  • What did I set out to discover?
  • What did I find out?
  • What can we takeaway from this?
  • Where to from here?!

Learning Outcome

  • Understand what makes finance tick
  • Understand the impact agility can have on finance, it's processes and it's people
  • explore the challenges presented to an organisation (from a finance perspective) when agile ways of working are applied successfully.
  • What can we do to minimise negative impacts and maximise positive impacts

 

Target Audience

Transformation Leads, Agile Practice Leads, Business Leaders, General Management, Finance Managers, executive.

Prerequisites for Attendees

An intermediate understanding of Business Agility, transformation and the implementation of Agile at scale is recommended but not essential.

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