In This Video

Joining us for this webinar will be Hendrik Esser, Manager Special Projects and Operations at Ericsson. He has over 20 years of leadership experience in Product development, ranging from small (20 people) to very large (10000 people) organizations. He is a thought-leader in evolving organizations and one of the drivers behind Ericsson’s lean and agile transformation. He is also a frequent speaker at international conferences and the driver of the Agile Alliance’s “Supporting Agile Adoption” initiative.

Hendrik will talk about dealing with challenges. We all have seen things go wrong. That’s a law of nature. Also Agile will not prevent this. But an agile mindset will help you to get out of your misery much faster. Hendrik will share stories and insights on agile transformations beyond R&D towards business management – what worked and what didn’t and how to constantly adapt an organization to meet the ever changing challenges in providing customer value.

About the Speaker(s)

Growing up in the 1980s I was a passionate computer game developer during my school and study times. After getting my diploma in Electrical engineering I started at Ericsson in 1994 as aSW developer. From 1996 I worked in project management roles. Since 2000 I am working as a manager, first heading a Project Office, later Systems- and Technology Management and since2009 the Portfolio and Technology Management for Mobile Core. In 2008 I was a key contributor to the agile transition of our organization. I am supporting the enterprise transition to lean and agile by consulting and teaming up with other parts of Ericsson.I am an active speaker at conferences, both Ericsson internal as well as public (Agile 2012, 2013, XP2013, Agile Executive forum, XP2014, Bosnia Agile Day 2014). I am a member of the Agile Alliance and the Program Director of the Agile Alliance's "Supporting Agile Adoption" Program.

Steve Denning writes about radical management, leadership, innovation and narrative. His most recent books are The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management (2010), The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling (2nd ed, 2011) and The Secret Language of Leadership (2007). He consults with organizations around the world on leadership, innovation, management and business narrative. At the World Bank, he held many management positions, including director of knowledge management (1996-2000). Steve is an Amazon Affiliate and a fellow of the Lean Software Society.