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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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Float, Move, Fight.

An alternative prioritisation model.


While I was coaching at a client site earlier in the year I got talking to a Scrum Master and ex Royal Navy Warfare Officer called John Harrison, after everyone had gone home. Now I’m not quite sure how we got on to the subject, but I seem to remember we were discussing how to bring his Royal Navy experience back into what he does as a Scrum Master. Then we started relating different military forces to the Stacey Matrix, but that's a whole other blog :)

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IT and the Business - Separation or Collaboration?

12-Oct-2016 11:00:00 Business insider Business success IT Agile


Contrary to what one might think, IT and the Business are not always perfectly integrated. Sometimes, there is a clear distinction between ‘Us, IT’ and ‘Them, the Business’, when in fact these two should never be separated. Here’s why.

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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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Communication Failure: Why You Should Leave Email Aside And Pick Up The Phone More

10-Jun-2016 17:04:55 Business insider

Communication sounds like a simple matter, you might say. How many of us have sat in the same office though next to someone, and emailed them instead of actually speaking to them? Most of us, right?


In today’s fast-paced workplace, we can all be confronted with a painful paradox. We are faced with the continuous pressure of accelerating workload and projects, but this “need for speed” can result in communication failure. Moreover, this communication failure can lead to dangerous effects such as risking quality and value of work.

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Doing, Stop Doing, Doing Something New: Understanding Customer Behaviour in Omni-Channel Environments

22-Apr-2015 15:30:00 Business insider Banking Finance Big data

Retail Banking and Finance: Audit for Your Response to Customer Demands

Knowing who your customers are and what they want is the Holy Grail of many marketers and business stakeholders. Often at times we might think we know, but we couldn’t be more wrong. And if this wasn’t enough of a challenge in a traditional environment, we now face the pressure of needing extensive customer profiles in an omni-channel environment.

Subject to this challenge are many industry sectors, with the banking and finance world being one of them. Reports like the EY Report, Winning Through Customer Experience, and the Accenture report, The Digital Disruption in Banking, show what types of issues financial institution and banks face, issues that could be fatal to them if not addressed.

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