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In this webinar, Ahmed Sidky discusses Business Agility Innovations and Experiments at Riot Games. Riot Games aspires to be the most player-focused game company in the world. Among many other things, this means that the company is constantly innovating their Riot Operating System (aka “How We Work”) to enable greater value delivery to players by being agile and responsive. Ahmed, Head of Development Management at Riot, shares some “How We Work” innovations and experiments, beginning with an overview of Riot Games followed by a deep dive into how they organize into audience-centric, cross-functional teams across the entire company (including their back office). He also delves into how Agile roles and responsibilities (aka The Riot Hats Model) are used to structure and provide clarity for team leadership roles. Lastly, he presents the latest iteration of Riot’s strategic product management framework and how teams use it to balance a bi-directional (top-down and bottoms-up) workflow.

About the Speaker(s)

Steve Denning writes about radical management, leadership, innovation and narrative. His most recent books are The Age of Agile (2018), 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). He is a member of the Program Steering Committee of the Drucker Forum

Ahmed Sidky, Ph.D. (also know as Dr. Agile because of his doctorate in Agile Transformation) is the Head of Development Management at Riot Games where he leads a team of 70 internal agile coaches and delivery leaders. Ahmed is a well-known thought-leader in the Agile community and is currently serving as the President of the International Consortium for Agile ( – an independent accreditation and certification body focused on advancing the state of Agile learning. Throughout his career, Ahmed has led a number of Fortune 100 companies through large-scale agile transformations using his culture-led transformation approach, which focuses on changing and introducing organizational habits critical to sustaining agility. He is the co-author of “Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World”, and is a seasoned speaker who has made several keynote appearances worldwide speaking on topics like, the agile mindset, how to create lean high performing habits within teams, and how to transform organization in a manner that achieves sustainable organizational agility.