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Agile Business Transformation Values and Principles (White paper)

When the business environment is complicated, complex or chaotic, evolutionary Agile Business Transformation is more appropriate than large scale revolutionary programmatic business transformation.

This is the second white paper in the Agile Business Transformation series focusing on organisational change. These two white papers are written by Peter Measey, Radtac CEO and Agile business transformation expert. Peter uses his 20+ years of experience to share knowledge and practical examples, coupled with independent research from the industry.

View the 'Why Agile Business Transformation' white paper

While the first white paper in the series deals with the question 'Why Agile business transformation?', the second white paper discusses the values and principles that should characterise an Agile business transformation. Below you can find an extract from the white paper - download the white paper to view the full content.

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Why 'Agile' Business Transformation (White paper included)

To keep pace with an ever-changing  business environment and with increasing business challenges, organisations are faced with the need to transform. However, the transformation itself isn't enough - it has to be successful, effective, and ensure growth and competitivity. How can this be achieved?

Peter Measey, CEO of Radtac and Agile expert, builds on his 20+ years of experience with Agile, in order to provide you with a deeper understanding of Agile business transformation - what it is, why you need it, and what difference it is going to make. The learnings are captured in a series of white papers on Agile Business Transformation, with the first one looking at the 'why' in Agile Business Transformation.

The below is an extract from the Why 'Agile' Business Transformation white paper.

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It's Totally Excellent, Dudes! | Technical Excellence and How to Promote It

It’s 1989 in San Dimas, California, and strange things are afoot at the Circle K. Bill and Ted have been spending all their time trying to create a metal band - “Wyld Stallyns” - all at the expense of their education.  

Somewhere in the future the year is 2688 A.D., and the world exists in an utopian society due to the inspirational “Wyld Stallyns”.

Little did Bill and Ted know the consequences of failing their final year at high school. A bogus outcome could have a devastating impact not just on their future, but also the whole of humanity. Ted’s dad would send him to military school if he failed his final history oral report, ending the chance of “Wyld Stallyns” being successful.

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The Agile Business Analyst (Agile BA) vs. The Traditional Business Analyst


When an organisation or a team are transforming their way of working from traditional to an Agile approach, traditional roles like Business Analyst, which were a phase of a traditional project, don’t simply cease to exist - they transform into their Agile equivalents.


How does an Agile Business Analyst differ to a traditional Business Analyst? Well, there will be a lot of similarities, but also possibly some stark differences.

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How To Create High-Performing Teams


Often we talk about creating high-performing teams. What do we need to consider when creating a high-performing team, and how exactly do we do it? This blog article will answer your questions.

Can a High Performing Team be created just like that?


If you're in a project, and you're creating a new team, typically you get people from different parts of the organisation together into what you call a team. At the end of the project (which by definition is a temporary structure), that team gets crashed or abandoned.

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Why Agile? [White paper included]

28-Jun-2016 16:23:35 Business insider Business agility Agile

Whenever we start a course, no matter how expert the people in the group are, or whenever we engage with a new client in consulting, we like to pose the following question: Why do we do this Agile ‘thing’?.

 

So, indeed, why do we do Agile? Let's have a closer look.

Traditional methods - Waterfall

 

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#InsightThursday: The State of Business Transformation in 2015. Challenges for 2016.

January is the month where people and businesses look back and do an assessment of the year that has just passed. It’s also a good time to set goals and paths to follow in the year ahead. This Insight Thursday post focuses on conclusions drawn from 2015 and challenges for the year ahead around Agile and Business Transformation.

Agile was the norm in 2015

Christina Mulligan from SD Times concludes how Agile keeps picking up with many organisations, following on its ascending adoption trend. 2015 is said to have been “the year they [software development companies] all finally started to understand and see the benefits”.

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The Apprentice Is Back On BBC1, And In Desperate Need Of Some Agility

This month has seen the return of the Apprentice on BBC1, with both the good and the bad that it represents.

Now, let’s start by being fair. Each of the contestants already has their own business and is willing to put themselves up to national ridicule in order to further their ambitions, so fair play to them for that.
And, the Apprentice is a television format that has lasted many years and still pulls in high numbers of viewers, so those who created and make it deserve maximum credit for producing such entertaining television.

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