As companies continue to evolve towards more agile ways of working, we're seeing significant benefits: teams are delivering value with higher levels of quality, faster than ever, and with levels of engagement not seen before. Yet, a common challenge continues to appear: although teams may be doing great, the direct link to high level strategic objectives is often missed, resulting in confusion, lack of strategic direction and waste.

Hoshin Kanri is a strategy deployment tool aimed at solving this particular problem. Through interactive exercises and group-based business case solving, this workshop will give executives, managers and team members a common language and a concrete methodology to link strategy to execution and understand what they need to leverage Hoshin Kanri in their own organizations.

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About the Speaker(s)

Jorgen Hesselberg is the author of Unlocking Agility and cofounder of Comparative Agility, a leading agile assessment and continuous improvement platform. A proven thought leader of numerous successful enterprise transformation efforts since 2009, Jorgen provides strategic guidance, executive counsel, and coaching to some of the world’s most respected companies both as an internal change agent and an external consultant. He has trained thousands of people on agile and Scrum, disruptive innovation, and enterprise transformation strategy. Passionate about making the world a better place to work, Jorgen is the former director and an active member of Supporting Agile Adoption, an Agile Alliance program dedicated to supporting those who apply agile principles and practices for agile transformation. Jorgen is a frequent speaker at international industry conferences. He earned his bachelor degree in journalism at the University of Missouri, his MBA at Iowa State University, and an MS in information technology at Northwestern University. He completed postgraduate coursework in finance and disruptive innovation at Harvard Business School.