Transplanting Agile to BAU: It Doesn’t Have to be Open Heart Surgery

Agile has historically started within technology whether to build an agile COE or with functional development. Today more organizations are taking agile principles and practices and applying them to their business as usual (BAU) activities such as marketing or strategy development. But how easy is it to transplant agile to BAU? Technology and business often speak different languages. Can something that was rooted in technology actually be the Rosetta Stone for overall operational efficiency and effectiveness?

In this session, different case studies, including a large Canadian insurance provider, will demonstrate lessons learned from organizations that have taken agile practices to help them achieve business agility. Do agile practitioners need to “stay true” to the principles and practices they originally learned for technology in order to be effective in the business? How should teams be optimally structured? What can leaders learn from others’ journeys so we can determine whether agile can truly thrive outside IT and be scaled across the organization? If you’re considering creating and implementing agile teams, register for this session to learn leading practices from others as you being your own agile journey.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

1. Setting the stage: the concept of business agility and the evolution of how agile is applied - outside of technology and into the business (10 mins)

2. Case study: Large insurance provider (25 mins)

a. Proof points: How are we doing? Data to demonstrate success or failure

b. What was the challenge they faced? What are they trying to achieve?

c. What was the design of the agile solution?

d. Challenges and benefits at the start of the journey

e. Key success factors for implementation, adoption and culture change

f. The next steps in the journey

3. Overall lessons learned: What would we do differently next time? (15 mins)

4. Wrap Up (10 mins)

Learning Outcome

· To identify lessons learned on how to implement agile practices outside technology into business operations

· To discuss challenges and benefits of an agile COE and a line of business partnering to co-deliver agile

· To share readiness and implementation leading practices on how to implement and adopt agile within the business

Target Audience

Business Leaders, Technology Leaders , Agile Practitioners , Agile COE, Change Consultants

Prerequisite

Understanding of Agile basics

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