The Study of Enterprise Agility Community: Global Enterprise Agility Month — Delivery Week

Tuesday, 27th - Thursday, 29th July, Online Conference

6 experts spoke.

Throughout July, Skills Matter and SEACOM will be hosting a month-long conference exploring Enterprise Agility.

Each week will focus on a different topic designed to allow the community to share experiences with fellow practitioners and SMEs that are leading the way.

This ticket entitles you to attend the Delivery Week (July 27-29) of Global Enterprise Agility Month

Leadership and strategy
Ultimately, leadership, and the strategies which are followed, involves curating the narrative enterprises follow to achieve their mission, vision, and purpose. This track encapsulates organisation design, evolution tactics, enterprise communication and psychological safety.

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Conflicts of Transformation

This delightful presentation frames the tension between innovation and efficiency with a focus on patterns of failure and success balancing competencies organizations need to deliver technology outcomes. Change may be inevitable but resistance to change might be even more inevitable. Do you see these patterns in your organization? Are you harmonizing these forces to your benefit?

Andrew Clay Shafer

Andrew Clay Shafer has a history of helping people deliver outcomes with better systems and processes since before DevOps was a word. He has been involved in a number of open source communities including Puppet, OpenStack, Spring, Cloud Foundry, and Kubernetes. At Red Hat, Andrew is focused on helping people change their operating models to make the most of their technology investments.

Being Agile Without Agile Coaches at OVO Energy

How do you scale agile working without becoming dependent on an army of agile coaches or scrum masters? OVO Energy has over 50 product engineering teams - and it’s growing fast. In this case study, Amanda will describe how she worked with OVO to develop a strategy that embedded agile working within their culture, allowing them to maintain just a small agile function as they scaled.

Amanda Colpoys

Amanda is a freelance lean enterprise coach, supporting organisations to be better, faster and happier.

She began her career in the media, spending 9 years at the BBC before moving into technology. She joined Moonpig in 2014 working initially to introduce agile and lean practices within product and engineering, before transforming the wider organisation through integrating technology and business functions into teams aligned around value streams.

Dare to Challenge, Dare to Think Differently

In the complex world we all now operate, the promise of Agile and the myriad of new ways of working aren’t working…there also needs to be a new way of thinking. Learn how to make better decisions faster using the complementary battle-tested and business-proven tools and techniques of Red Team Thinking.

Marcus Dimbleby

As an agilist and former Head of Agile at Lloyds bank, senior military officer and natural-born contrarian I've always found that there's something missing in most organisations - the ability to challenge without fear of reprisal. That's why I am passionate about the capabilities of centuries-old red teaming and how it enables people to challenge effectively and make better decisions faster.

Agility Despite Scale with Organigram Adaptif

The word “anarchy” usually carries negative connotations. However, it is remains a widely practiced form of governance, and in many cases a vital approach to tackling some of our most complex business problems.

This is a back to basics talk. We will look at what makes an “enterprise” different from other organisations, where agility comes from, and as enterprises grow, what will help them to preserve their agility - despite their size.

We will present a case study of an organisation of considerable size and monopoly – a company of whose products we all use – and look at how we took an off-the shelf “agile scaling” solution and reduced it to the essence of agility which we called “Organigram Adaptif” or “The Adaptive Org Chart”

Abid Quereshi

For over 22 years Abid Quereshi has helped over 50 organisations in 15 countries increase business agility. The insights he brings to the classroom are based on direct experience in developing, testing, specifying and tracking on real software projects.

Agile First > SAFe Second – How This Approach has Driven Success in Implementing Lean Portfolio Management

Nets Merchant Services have been running agile at the team level for about 4 years with good success in building the thing right, but were we building the right thing?

In this session, Susan Scott will talk about how adoption of SAFe in our 4th year of agility enabled Nets to scale agile across the enterprise with Finance, Sales, and Customer Ops and fully pivot from projects to products.

Susan Scott

Susan discovered Agile in 2007 after a career in project and programme management in the Telecoms sector, and once discovered never looked back. Instead she focused on understanding how the changes in engineering ways of working impacted the ways of working across the organisation.

Governance at Times of Disruption

For most organisations, having an established governance structure is a regulatory requirement.

Depending on the sector, this governance structure is underpinned by prescribed roles and assigned responsibilities held by named executives within the firm.

However, during times of disruption this structure is often challenged and, in some cases, would collapse under extreme conditions which impacts the firm’s resilience and ability to operate inline with its recovery plan.

The pandemic in 2020 is a clear example that highlighted the importance of having a dynamic governance structure that is robust to withstand the extre disruption seen while being flexible enough to accommodate the unique situation that this event presented.

In this session, Luma Zitani (Senior Manager, Accenture) explains how to create a dynamic governance structure that is robust to with stand extreme disruption.

Luma Zitani

Luma is an economist and banking specialist experienced in Financial Crime policy setting and control implementation.

She designed and implemented compliance controls at strategic and operational levels working closely with business divisions, industry bodies and regulators to develop shared frameworks and an agreed approach on matters such as de-risking, facilitation of international transactions relating to humanitarian work and sectoral sanctions.