Born in the software industry, the Agile philosophy emphasises the need for smaller steps when it comes to delivering significant projects at speed, flexibility in decision making, the continuous search for value and the ability to pivot from the path set down in a strategic plan. But this approach carries risks at the Executive and Board level, most often because it tends to be poorly implemented once it is taken up outside of IT. However, given today's uncertain world, business agility needs to be embraced now more than ever and transforming is becoming a necessity. But, how?
Fin Goulding and Haydn Shaughnessy are the authors of Transformation Sprint, an agile approach to significant change programs. A Transformation Sprint is a time-boxed four-week method that supports the design of an agile, digital or business transformation program across an entire enterprise. They will provide insight into how to implement the Agile philosophy, how to convey the value of a time-boxed approach to the Board and provide real-world case studies on working with the board directors.
In an environment where the vast majority of transformations fail to meet their goals, the Sprint method (derived from agile) limits risk and increases the opportunities to learn about how best to transition. Fin and Haydn will talk you through this exciting new approach.
Fin Goulding has consistently been named as one of the top global CTO/CIO’s year-on-year, who in the past five years, has transformed into a business agility expert having worked for organisations like Visa, RBS, NatWest, HSBC, Aviva and digital startups such as lastminute.com, travelocity.com and paddypower.com. As well as being a popular keynote speaker and panellist, Fin coaches CxO's and co-founded the Flow Academy in order to help leaders and executives remodel their businesses and deliver successful transformations.
Darren has worked in Senior and Board-Level positions at large and small media businesses over the last 20 years. From Financial Times to Jamie Oliver, he has helped launch paid digital consumer experiences and optimise existing products. He advises a number of startups and early funded businesses to help them kick-start investments and Product Development.
Haydn has a thirty-year background in innovation and transformation, especially in new commercial applications of technology and mobile infrastructure and helping executives navigate the changes these require. He has been a thought leader for several US think tanks, such as nGenera and Gigaom, and his work has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Strategy and Leadership, the Wall St Journal and Forbes. Along with Fin Goulding he has written Flow - A Handbook for Change-Makers, 12 Steps to Flow and their new book Transformation Sprint.
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