W121: Business Agility – Pivot or Perish…..

Title Business Agility – Pivot or Perish…..
Date Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Time 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Eastern Time)
Description Marriott used to have the most rental listing, but now it’s AirBnB and it’s not even close.  The taxi company thought their competitors were other taxi companies.  Younger adults are now doing more cash transactions on Venmo then on any other single mobile platform.  How does a company like Fujifilms pivot to another profitable line of business? Will a company like Kodak go from billions to bankrupt?

This session explores the concepts of Business Agility, the ability for a company to quickly adapt to market conditions both internally and externally.

We will start by exploring the need for business agility and explore what companies have done to enable business agility.  From there, we will showcase some of the key concepts that enable business agility.  This includes:

  • Agile concepts and methods
  • Design thinking
  • Lean startup
  • Business Design Models

This session is interactive and will have a couple of videos as well.  Upon completion, attendees will understand the need for business agility and have some tools to help their organizations align their next moves.

Instructor Name and Company Richard K Cheng, CST, Excella Training | VP of Training & Chief Product Owner
Instructor Bio Excella Training provides transformative training programs in Agile methods such as Scrum and Kanban, as well as in concepts such as Agile Testing and Automation, SAFe, Coaching, Facilitation, and managing User Stories.

A graduate of Virginia Tech and renowned Agile expert, Richard has presented keynote talks at conferences and events around the globe, authored publications on Agile and product management, and is a member of Mensa. Richard has extensive experience working with the federal government, large companies, small startups, non-profits organizations, and associations. In addition to being one of the few Certified Scrum Trainers (CST) accredited by the Scrum Alliance, Richard is also a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified LeSS Practitioner, Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), and SAFe Program Consultant (SPC).

Level Introductory
CPE (NASBA Category) Business Management & Organization
CAE (Field of Study) Organizational Strategy
Prerequisites None
Delivery Group live presented online due to COVID-19
CPE/CAE Credits 1.5
Cost: Free
Learning Objectives (minimum of 3) Coming out of this session you will understand:

  • What Business Agility is
  • The Need for Business Agility
  • Practices that enable Business Agility

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