Abstract/Description

The pace of change is accelerating as technology advances, the economy becomes more global and markets become increasingly disruptive. As a result organisations are surviving for dramatically shorter periods of times. For example the average lifespan of organisations on the Standard and Poors 500 index has reduced by over 50 years on the last century, from 67 to 15 years. To survive, businesses need to change the way they operate at a corporate level, as well as becoming more Agile in their delivery capability. This involves moving to a model of co-creating and deploying an evolving corporate strategy, rather than centrally selecting and defining its rigid implementation, in order to create clear alignment, transparency and adaptability.

Join Karl and Rachel as they share the latest learnings from Rally Software's journey of evolving their quarterly planning and steering. They will introduce one tool they have recently discovered and had positive experiences with, the X-matrix, through which strategy deployment can be achieved. This is a simple, single A3 page format, which visualises the correlations and contributions between strategies, tactics, improvements, results and departments. In this session you will work through completing an X-matrix for an example organisation.

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About the Speaker(s)

Karl Scotland helps businesses become Learning Organisations. In the course of doing this, he has been a pioneer and advocate of using Kanban Systems for software development, a founding member of both the Lean Systems Society and Limited WIP Society, and has been active in the Agile and Lean communities for the last 15 years. As a result he was awarded the honorary Brickell Key Community Contribution Award at the 2013 Lean Kanban North America conference. His experience includes working with the BBC, Yahoo!, EMC Consulting and Rally Software, and he writes about his work defining Kanban Thinking on his blog at http://availagility.co.uk/

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