Session Length: 45 minutes
Target Audience & Level of Experience: Leaders and all roles involved in driving Agile in an organisation
Session Description: In order to become a truly agile organisation its people must embrace and apply agile thinking at every level of the business. The primary driver for successful agile adoption within a business is the level of buy in achieved amongst its teams. It is not enough to implement structures and tools into day to day practices, the organisation must learn to listen to what agile tells them and act upon it in order to sustain buy in both to the method and their commitment to the ambitions of the business. Belinda shares her experience of introducing agile to an array of SME businesses from project management through to improving the strategic agility of their business models to evoke growth. The session will report on their journeys of adoption and the impact upon people and interactions within those businesses. She will explore what worked well, what could work better, what barriers they faced and the results achieved sharing case studies and the new tools and materials adapted from agile that create a Business Management methodology for Business Agility
Biography: Belinda is an Agile Business Coach, professionally qualified ILM Coach and Mentor in Business Management and a Computer Science graduate. Over the past 15 years Belinda has worked with small to medium sized businesses in the South West of the UK supporting ICT adoption and more recently agile adoption through Oxford Innovation. As Programme Manager and Business Coach for Agile Innovation, Belinda has worked with a broad range of high growth businesses across most business sectors to adopt agile practices to leverage their growth aspirations. Author of Being Agile in Business, this June, Belinda published a simple and comprehensive introduction to agile for any business professional on how agile can help them to be faster, leaner and smarter at work. Belinda is part of the organising committee for one of the world’s leading agile conferences, Agile on the Beach, held each September in Falmouth, Cornwall. Belinda is a regular speaker sharing her experiences of adopting and using agile beyond the software sector. She also supports Software Cornwall, a small high growth cluster network of software development companies and works as an independent Agile Business Coach.