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It is not common to have large companies talking about their journey towards an Agile transformation, but during this event you will be able to see what, two of the largest players in their industry have performed recently to make Agile a reality in their organisations. ✅ A Martian story: Our Agile Transformation Journey by Dave Watson - Global Process Delivery Manager (MARS) More than 100 years ago, a young Frank C. Mars started making candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen. From that simple beginning, his son Forrest built Mars into the mature company it is today. Today, the Mars family of Associates is more than 150,000 strong in over 80 countries around the world, diversified into new categories like pet care and food. Through all that growth, we’ve remained a private, family-owned business. Our Agile journey started back in 2012 with a single 7 person IT team, whose customers were frustrated with the annual release cycle for our recipe management applications. From these humble beginnings we are now pursuing a future in which we will operate with zero distance to our customers, unlocking speed & agility, delivering value sooner, whilst responding to a changing marketplace. The world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. As a traveller on this journey I hope to tell my personal story. About Dave Watson • He’s Certified Scrum Master (CSM) who contributed to the PRINCE2 Agile certification/product • He led a Product team which moved from traditional waterfall ways-of-working and yearly releases to deliver in 2 week iterations using the scrum approach • He owned the Project Management and Agile training curriculum for Mars • He now leads the Agile transformation journey for Mars Global Services: Digital Technologies ✅ Turning the BT 'oil tanker' into Agile by Dan Hardman - Agile Transformation Lead (BT) and Kelly Smith - Agile Coach (BT) Join BT as we talk through our Agile journey so far, some of the big challenges we've faced, how we've overcome them and what's next. We also take a closer, more personal look at life through the eyes of one of our Agile coaches as they set up our first ever scaled project and all the challenges and excitement that comes with it! ✨ After the two talks we are going to have a raffle for the attendees from the different communities: we will draw 3 copies of a famous book on Systems Thinking. 📅 Agenda of the event 6:15 Reception and networking 6:30 Talk 1 7:00 Talk 2 At the end networking with special raffle for System Thinkers ♖ About location The Canada Water Library (& Theatre) is situated directly above Canada Water station. Tube: Canada Water (Jubilee line or Overground ) Bus: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10 and P1212. Note. The event is a collaboration among "Agile evangelists", "Digital transformation (London) and "Lean Agile Delivery & Coaching Network".
What is Agile and why is becoming increasingly popular? For what types of endeavors Agile is best suited? What additional tools does Agile add to a PM tool box? How does a traditional project differ from an Agile digital product delivery? What is the role of the PM in an Agile delivery? This session gives a short introduction of Agile for traditional Project Managers, and describes the structure, the steps and the activities of an Agile project from Inception to delivery. About the speaker: Luca Minudel is a Lean-Agile Coach & Trainer with 16 years of experience in Lean/Agile and 20+ in professional software delivery. He is passionate about agility, lean, complexity science, and co-creation. He contributed to the adoption of lean and agile practices in many companies such as Ferrari's F1 racing team, HSBC, LexisNexis. [linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucaminudel/] Agenda of the event 6:30 Reception and networking 7:00 Talk 8:00 Dinner with ethnic theme and networking 9:00 Leaving the office Registration notes Contact person: Urszula Ladysz – [masked] Disclaimer 1 (RSVP): Due to security requirements at the TCS Office, you need to register for the event and provide with your full name. We have limited capacity so please register only if you are sure of attending and, if you need to cancel, please unregister so that others can register. Thank you. Disclaimer 2: By registering to this event you consent that your name an be used by TCS for the purpose of organizing this event and communicating with you. Your name will not be shared with anyone else. Note. The event is a collaboration among "Agile evangelists", "Digital transformation (London), "Lean Agile Delivery & Coaching Network" and "Agile leadership works!".
Jurgen Appelo is the Founder/CEO of startup Agility Scales, the author of Management 3.0 and Managing for Happiness, and quite familiar with all the latest trends. He was once Entrepreneur of the Year in The Netherlands. He completed over EUR 1M of investments for his new company, and he is the founder of two other businesses, both of which are profitable. Jurgen was named Europe’s nr 1 Leadership Author. (see ranking on Inc.com) Join our next workshop on June 2019 for agile breathtaking experience! BOOK NOW: 6th – 7th JUNE 2019 in LONDON Limited Early Bird tickets left! £100 extra discount for Agile Evangelists members! info: www.agileevangelists.com https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shiftup-business-agility-innovation-leader-workshop-london-tickets-56636003812 just call me: Michelangelo [masked] ✅ How can we have something like “a startup culture” in our company? How can we get new products to become fast-growing scaleups? How do we reorganize ourselves for optimal execution and innovation? Most companies are expected to screw up and die within the next two decades. They will be replaced by a new generation of disruptive startups and scaleups except for the organizations that learn how to disrupt themselves. Starting new teams and scaling up innovation is more critical than ever. The key to success is applying different practices in different stages of the innovation lifecycle. What works for a new business does not work for a mature one, and vice versa. In this workshop, you will nosedive into the major good practices for business leaders and product teams, from the moment they have an innovative idea to the day they will scale it up (or screw it up). Everything depends on the lifecycle stage of the product or service. ✅ The Shiftup Business Agility & Innovation Leader is a two-day workshop that teaches the principles and common practices of Lean-Agile business innovation. It is a combination of facilitator-led instruction, peer discussion, and team exercises. The workshop helps attendees understand how innovation works across the lifecycle of a business, and it makes them aware of their role in the creation and delivery of innovative products and services in continuously changing environments. What You Will Learn In two days, you will see that the basic unit for innovation is the strategic business model. You will understand how each business model evolves from exploration and effectiveness to exploitation and efficiency. And you will learn how managers, leaders, designers, and developers need to organise their work differently to create an organization that can reinvent itself continuously and that can scale tremendously. ✅ The Shiftup Business Agility & Innovation Leader workshop teaches participants to apply Lean-Agile thinking to all aspects of business innovation. That’s why attendees automatically qualify to become an ICAgile Certified Professional in Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF, under consideration). Audience Coaches, consultants, team managers, business leaders, product designers, product developers, product managers, project managers, human resource managers This is a foundational workshop, meaning that no knowledge or certifications of lean thinking, business agility or innovation are required. This is not an expert-level course. However, having some experience with new product development and business management (in any role) will make attendance easier. All the best, your organiser Michelangelo