In applying agile methods, companies often limit their use to specific areas. Applied correctly, such methods can help improve the quality, flexibility and efficiency of development projects.
For agility to realise its full potential, the agile approaches used need to mesh well with other organisational units and be firmly rooted right across the business. There are several widely used approaches to structuring a large enterprise for agility: Beyond Budgeting, SAFe, Nexus, LeSS or Disciplined Agile. The course described below revolves around these approaches.
The focus is on the basic principles, structures and methods involved in each approach. Using this basic foundation, the course explains which approaches are suitable for companies with specific structures, operating in specific sets of circumstances – there’s no ‘silver bullet’.
Course participants will also learn strategies for introducing agility at the corporate level. This includes discussion of changes to organisational structures and processes and to the corporate culture and mindset, as well as options for measuring the success of agile methods.
Participants will be made familiar with the latest approaches to scaling agility within large organisations and will be able to relate these approaches to specific situations. They will be made familiar with a range of strategies for introducing agility right across an organisation.
The course is aimed at senior managers facing the challenge of establishing agility at the corporate level. Core groups are portfolio, programme and product managers, line managers and corporate development managers.