Business agility is not only imperative for the survival of organizations but the only way for organizations to thrive in an unpredictable market says Evan Leybourn
Evan is the Founder and CEO at Business Agility Institute. He is a pioneer in the field of Agile Business Management and is a senior IT executive and business management consultant in both the public and private sector across Australia and South East Asia. Evan is also an advisor to several startup companies, conference speaker and author of “Directing the Agile Organisation“
Evan is also the co-chair of the Business Agility day at Agile India 2018 along with Shane Hastie. Evan will also present at the conference on “Certain Uncertainty” and explain the state of Business Agility around the world.
The Agile India Team interviewed Evan to understand the focus of the Business Agility day and why it is important in the current Business scenario. Here are some of the insights he shared with us.
What is Business Agility in your opinion?
Business Agility is the ability of an enterprise to respond to change faster than the rate of that change, resulting in high customer satisfaction and profitability in a turbulent business environment.
To achieve this, organizations need to re-think and change many aspects of how they work, how they relate to their customers, how they innovate, how they build business strategies, how they make use of their financial resources, where they fit in their communities and how they engage their people.
Why is this theme so important in our current context?
In today’s economy, business agility is not only imperative for the survival of organizations but the only way for organizations to thrive in an unpredictable market. We’ve moved past the days of agile software – while it’s still important this is not where the constraint to agility exists. We can invest in our Scrum or SAFe transformation as much as we like but if we don’t consider the organizational context we will reach diminishing returns on our investment very quickly.
What are some key highlights of the Business Agility day?
At Agile India’s Business Agility Day, we have selected sessions to explore the various factors that are necessary when whole enterprises become agile in the true sense of the word. The program will provide an understanding of how different aspects of the organization can embrace agile thinking, explore the real challenges that organizations face when making these changes and highlight the business outcomes achievable when becoming an adaptive, agile organization.
How would attendees benefit from the Business Agility day?
Come to the Business Agility Day at Agile India to learn from your peers and experts in the field on ways to create an agile organization.