Business Agility 101
ABSTRACT: Business Agility is the next evolution of where Agile is going. It’s applying the principles behind Agile and Lean to enhance the business for a competitive advantage. Companies evolve the ability to sense and respond to change, or better yet, MAKE the change. Many customers are moving to Agile because they’re being disrupted and these customers need Business Agility.
It’s no longer enough to simply practice Agile development. To survive — and thrive — in a disruptive environment of market forces, competition or regulation, you need agility throughout your organization. Business agility takes a disciplined approach to managing change, building responsiveness into your organization’s DNA. We’ll talk about this and the pillars it’s built on, “Portfolio Agility and Execution Agility”.
BIO: Jim Damato is a senior technology manager with nearly 20 years of responsibility and accountability for taking enterprise SDLC and Cloud initiatives from vision and strategy thru rollout and support. He has been successful in environments like publicly traded companies, quick-growing startups, and federal agencies, starting as a software engineer in Silicon Valley in the hey-day of the Internet. After the tech economy crash he landed in Washington DC leading large, technology-focused project teams as a government contractor. He now helps companies implement their Agile strategies as a Solutions Architect for Rally Software (now owned by CA Technologies) where he is a product specialist and Agile expert. Jim is PMP, ITIL, CSM, PMI-ACP, CSP and SAFe Agilist certified.