This year I have had the pleasure of speaking at Agile on the Beach 2014, this year as a follow on to last years launch of the Agile Innovation project I have shared some of the results of introducing Agile to high growth businesses, teams and entrepreneurial start ups.
Watch the full 30 minute session here http://youtu.be/qNVO6a_2E48
Watch the 4 minute video from the session https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoxxsfXsulQ&w=560&h=315
The session talks through the development of a business based Agile model to introduce agile culture, strategy, project management and tools to High Growth SMEs as a way of managing growth and change in any business sector and environment.
In software development agile is used to manage scope creep and similarly, in high growth businesses their growth is their scope creep. HG businesses need to manage this scope creep effectively in order to continue to manage its impact on the business and its people
The session includes case studies from established geology, film production and PR businesses, an innovative fashion start up and software business that are using agile more widely at a strategic level of their business.
Video Interview : Belinda Waldock : Agile Innovation in Cornwall
Agile on the Beach is a two day conference on the Cornish coast with a beach party in between, perfect to evoke creative and technical thinking, enjoy time with the UKs leading thinkers in agile adoption and evolution.
Agile on the Beach is a leading annual conference in Falmouth, Cornwall. Exploring the latest agile and lean thinking in software craftmanship, teams and business. Including ample networking opportunities such as the beach party this conference brings together 300 people to explore, evolve and find out what it means to be truely agile in business, from its culture to product development practices
Software Craftsmanship: For the professionals, there’s plenty of technical innovations on offer. Software developers will be guided through the latest techniques, for two days Cornwall will be the epicentre of global Agile technology.
Teams: The Agile approach is not just about the business of software. It’s about the business of your approach. The conference will ask managers, directors, or indeed anyone leading a team to re-assess the way they work. Learn about high performing and innovative teams and find out what they do differently and how to create and manage your own. Agile on the Beach is the perfect environment to take some time to re-design the approach you take to your team.
Business: The business stream will explore how a business can adopt agile beyond software development and its impact on wider business activities. Including the latest models for product development and agile marketing.