Assumptions & Ambiguity be Damned: Developing a Strategy to Embrace Change
Accelerated market changes, digital disruption and the meteoric rise in the consumption of digital services has expanded the boundaries of yesteryear’s strategic planning capabilities. Fueled by tech savvy customers, the demand for pervasive connectivity and desire for continuous content is spanning the pallet of the digital experience; namely leveraging mobility, big data, the cloud and the internet of things (IOT). These digital strategies are increasing interdependencies and exacerbating the strain on execution.
Strategic planning often falls short because it’s not as fluid as it needs to be.
We must consider the abundance of assumptions generated about markets as well as an organization’s capacity to execute. These assumptions often miss the mark when attempting to keep pace with the ever-changing demand, desires and expectations of our shareholders and valued customers. Agile provides the opportunity to create the requisite adaptability to validate and adapt to as we understand our ability to deliver and the realizable value of our strategies.
This talk is targeted at senior managers and business driving executives seeking to understand how to leverage Agile to improve Strategic Execution. LeadingAgile will show how to build market sensing into strategic planning, design an execution model to provide valuable feedback, and display how to prioritize learning to maximize return. The LeadingAgile blueprint has been developing over years. This model has successfully responded to the assumptions and ambiguity facing firms; addressing failure patterns in portfolio planning and ensuring the explicit alignment to market demand, product fit, governance and successful delivery.
The reality is that it’s not that simple, but we have the framework and modeling that can help.
Outline/Structure of the Workshop
0:00-10:00 Traditional Strategic Planning Approaches and Examples of Failures
10:00-20:00 Group Simulation of Traditional Strategic Planning Approaches
20:00-30:00 Interactive discussion gathering problems from the audience
25:00-45:00 Reframing Strategic Planning – Agile Delivery, Smaller Bets, Testing Hypothesis, Venture Capital Investment Model
45:00-75:00 Group Simulation Running Same Strategic Portfolio Through New Model (This is a two part process)
75:00-90:00 Discussion about how and where to bring the new model to your organization
- Understand Lean-Agile approach to strategy formulation
- Apply Lean-Agile approach to portfolio management
- Explain the benefits of leveraging Lean-Agile approach to strategy execution and portfolio management to unlock greater value and risk management
Agile Enterprise Coaches, Senior Managers, Senior Leaders, Consultants, Portfolio Managers
Prerequisites for Attendees
- Basic understanding of Lean-Agile
- Portfolio Management
- Basics of strategy
schedule Submitted 1 year ago
People who liked this proposal, also liked:
Mario Latreille - Where Do We Go From Here?Mario LatreilleEnterprise Delivery Evolution Mentor and CoachLudu
schedule 1 year agoSold Out!
We are well beyond a point of inflection in the adoption of lean-agile principles and practices. In fact, the disruption brought on by the drive toward enhanced agility is nearing 20 years in age. There have been successes and failures but one thing is becoming clear; industry is becoming "agile-fatigued" despite the ongoing need for delivering value in a timely manner. A fresh look at where we can go from here is needed. For example: "...more than half of CIOs think the agile methodology is now discredited, while three quarters aren't prepared to defend it as a way of completing projects anymore. Additionally, half of CIOS think agile processes are just an IT fad rather than a beneficial way of ensuring a project runs smoothly and meets business objectives" https://www.itpro.co.uk/strategy/28581/uk-wastes-billions-every-year-on-failed-agile-projects
Perhaps you are aligned with the above quote. Or maybe you are more optimistic and simply looking for the next step in the evolution toward enhanced agility at the enterprise level. Then you should direct your attention to 4 strategic levers for framing the enterprise's continuous evolution. In increasing speed-to-deliver, the TameFlow Approach, together with the Theory of Constraints and Throughput accounting will bring the advanced thinking that is needed for evolving our practices for optimal flow.
Context is the driver in the direction of the evolution - whether you or your organization already have experience in the transition to the new way of working, to meet the increasing market volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA), or whether you are new to the lean-agile concepts, you will find this talk useful.
As the 2019 Business Agility Report states, "...while most organizations rate their current business agility relatively low, they have enthusiasm and hope for the future". And so should we!
Chris Williams - We Should Build Heroes - Making The People That Make The DifferenceChris WilliamsPodcaster, CoachBadass Agile
schedule 1 year agoSold Out!
Agile needs more Badass.
If you are dealing with Agile, chances are good that you’ve evolved your entire career on technical skill and wisdom. One day, you started pair programming, or mob programming, and delivering in sprints and increments and adopting all of these ceremonies down in the windowless sub-basement of the “Development Team Room”.
But now that Agile is spreading, we need to be able to change minds and hearts. To influence and persuade, to inspire and ignite….and we need to do it in every department and at every level of our organization - and perhaps beyond.
But they didn’t teach those kinds of skills down in the boiler room. They didn’t tell you you that your Agile knowledge nominated you to be the next generation of leaders.
So how can you improve your game? How can you learn to step up and perform like the heroes we see everywhere in our culture?
Let me share with you the lessons I’ve learned from my time learning from the military’s finest and as a boxing instructor about the simplest, most effective way to lead your Agile organization. Let me make you the Badass you know you want to be. Let me show you how we create heroes.
In this session, I’ll teach you why you need to go back to the Agile basics you already know, and reset your focus on fundamentals - and I’ll give you a simple system to learn, remember and follow:
Get Humble, Get Flexible
These 4 fundamentals will give you everything you need to Get Badass, so we can build the heroes we need to make our clients and customers happier, better and more successful. If you are a traditional or fledgling leader, struggling to gain influence and impact with your people and decision makers, you’ll want to take part in this session!
Chris Williams - Binge-Listen to This: Your Agile Podcast Could Change the FutureChris WilliamsPodcaster, CoachBadass Agile
schedule 1 year agoSold Out!
Podcasting is back, and its on fire.
Initially more of a toy than a tool, podcasts are magnetizing audiences in every demographic. Busy executives are subscribing in waves….your parents have their own show….what’s going on?
For the first time, YOU have a direct line to the minds of hundreds of millions of people… and they want your unique voice. And that's exactly what we need more of as we try to improve agile adoption and effectiveness. The exciting part is that companies are increasingly using podcasts as part of a multi-channel strategy to communicate and spread ideas internally. Are you ready?
Skip the web searches and let a veteran show you the way. In this session, the host ofThe Badass Agile Podcastwill show you how he went from a fan base of one (his best friend Kevin) to reaching practitioners in over 90 countries twice a week. You’ll learn what's new in podcasting, why it's working, and how you can use it to make change in your organization…and to help evolve the future of our craft and our community.
We’ll go through a real example of how it was used to improve agile adoption in one of the world's largest services firms, and maybe even share the secrets of acquiring massive creative firepower and delivering game-ending tone.