In 1955, the average life expectancy of a Fortune 500 company was around 75 years. Today it is just 15, and is heading towards 5. 88 percent of the companies listed in 1955 no longer exist!
Based on specific examples, this course discusses the challenges that many established businesses face in the digital era and showcases the management and decision-making principles required to tackle them at all levels of your business.
The focus is on the application of lean and agile methods to the business as a whole. For agility to realise its full potential, the agile approaches used need to be closely aligned across organisational units. In practice, there are a number of established approaches to making a large organisation lean and agile, ranging from ‘Beyond Budgeting’, SAFe and LeSS, to Disciplined Agile. The course will look at the underlying principles behind these approaches and illustrate their effects with examples.
Participants will also learn about strategies for helping agility spread within an organisation. This will include discussion of changes to organisational structures and processes and to the corporate culture and mindset, as well as different options for measuring the success of agile methods.
Participants will learn about management and decision-making principles for establishing agility in large organisations and will be able to implement them in a way that is appropriate to the specific situation. They will learn a range of strategies for introducing agility across the organisation as a whole.
The course is aimed at senior managers who are facing the challenge of making their organisation more flexible, efficient and reactive. Core groups are portfolio, programme and product managers, line managers and corporate development managers.
Requirements: A basic understanding of agile/lean principles is recommended.