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Being Agile in Business - Leaner, Smarter, Faster ways of working

Being Agile in Business - what does that really mean?

In this session Belinda will share her reflections on introducing agile and lean to businesses beyond the software sector and what ‘Being agile in Business’ really means.

Belinda shares her experience of introducing agile and lean to an array of SME businesses from project management through to improving the strategic agility of their business models to evoke growth. The session will report on their journeys of adoption and the impact upon people and interactions within those businesses. She will explore what worked well, what could work better, what barriers they faced and the results achieved.

In order to become a truly lean and agile organisation its people must embrace and apply this thinking at every level of the business. The primary driver for successful lean and agile adoption within a business is the level of buy in achieved amongst its people. It is not enough to implement structures and tools into day to day practices, the organisation (and its clients) must learn to listen to what their boards and channels are telling them and act upon it in order to sustain buy in both to the method and their commitment to the ambitions of the business and the creation of great products.

Belinda shares her experience of introducing lean and agile to an array of SME businesses from project management through to improving the strategic agility of their business models to evoke growth. The session will report on their journeys of adoption and the impact upon people and interactions within those businesses. She will explore what worked well, what could work better, what barriers they faced and the results achieved.

Belinda Waldock is an Agile Business Coach, professionally qualified ILM Coach and Mentor in Business Management and a Computer Science graduate. Over the past 15 years Belinda has worked with small to medium sized businesses in the South West of the UK supporting ICT adoption and more recently agile adoption.

As Programme Manager and Business Coach for Agile Innovation, an ERDF funded project in Cornwall UK, Belinda has worked with a broad range of high growth businesses across most business sectors to adopt agile, lean and kanban practices to leverage their growth aspirations. She works with individuals and teams to explore what ‘Being Agile in Business’ takes and has developed the Business Agility model to support her work.

Belinda is involved in the development of one of the world’s leading agile conferences Agile on the Beach where she has implemented agile techniques for its Marketing and Promotion. She is a regular speaker sharing her experiences and model for Business Agility. Belinda also leads Software Cornwall, a high growth cluster network of software development companies and works as an independent Agile Business Coach alongside her work with Oxford Innovation.

@belindawaldock www.belindaw.wordpress.com

http://youtu.be/YbMVTbUVc_8

45 minutes

Location Cornwall UK

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