CANCELED: The Agile Enterprise: Friends and Foes - A look at the role of different functional units in Agile
December 6, 2019 9:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
Duration: 60 min
Presenter: Stelian ROMAN
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One of the most common misconceptions about Agile and the Agile Enterprise is that it started in 2001 with the publication of the "Manifesto for Agile Software Development," aka the Agile Manifesto. In reality, the concept of an Agile Enterprise started much earlier and originated in manufacturing. Unlike the popular frameworks like Scrum and XP, the original concept of Agile was developed for the Enterprise, rather than for a small team of developers. In the Agile Enterprise, the change started at the top from the executives, and the goal was to adapt to rapid and significant market demand and change. Those concepts and practices were defined for mass production to transform processes in enterprises with thousands of employees. At that time, Agile was seen as an evolution from Lean, and the process improvement was still managed in a traditional way, mainly using Lean Six Sigma concepts and practices like DMAIC, Theory of Constraints, Kaizen blitz, house of Quality, and Voice of the Customer. Scaled agile frameworks like SAFe are basically a resurrection of those practices rather than a continuation of the Agile concept of "uncovering better ways ... by doing it and helping others do it."
This webinar looks at Enterprise Agility from a Project Management perspective, analysing the pros and cons of scaling-up and scaling-down Agility in the Enterprise.