Let's play a business improvement game
We are looking at solving a business problem in 100 days using an agile mindset.
Some business problems have multiple elements beyond just systems which includes people, data, systems and process aspects. I will talk about why and how business improvement projects are changing in how they deliver projects and the trend to be more agile. I will then present a multi-faceted business problem that has all of the above 4 aspects to be resolved within 10 sprints.
During the planning note that an iterative waterfall is not agile. In an agile project, the steps involved in system development such as analysis, design, coding and testing should all exist in each sprint of the project.
The participants will be broken into groups of 3-5 people and will be asked to read the business problem and plan for 10 sprints. Once finished we will look at how the teams have performed and assess based on the following criteria:
1. Is your plan realistic?
2. To what extend have you resolved the business problem?
3. Is your plan an agile one or just an iterative waterfall?
Outline/Structure of the Workshop
|Introduction and background||5 min|
|Efficiency of process and business improvement frameworks||5 min|
|Presenting the case and constraints||5 min|
|Brain storming and sprint planning||15 min|
|Evaluating based on the 3 main criteria||10 min|
|Question and answers||5 min|
Ability to use agile mindset for multi-faceted projects taking into account complex non-IT aspects and the culture of the organisation.
Agile Professionals, Business and Process Improvement Managers, Business and Process Improvement Analysts
A general understanding of business and process improvement will be helpful.
schedule Submitted 8 months ago
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