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Wednesday, August 7 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Enterprise Agility - A Practical De-Mystification (Jean Tabaka, Hendrik Esser) LIMITED

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Agile is well understood and practiced in the R&D units of many enterprises. As the agile approach yields success stories in R&D, other parts of an enterprise have become interested in, or in fact pulled into, applying these Agile principles and practices. The struggle is that agility is neither well-defined nor understood at an enterprise level, i.e. outside of R&D. Despite this challenge, non-R&D teams in these enterprises have started to try agile approaches. Why? Because these organizations want to pay more attention to delivering value to their customers. Agile seems like a good approach for that. However, many enterprises struggle because there is no overall framework gluing different parts of an agile enterprise together. For enterprises to achieve agility, they need practices outside of R&D. They need structural components for the necessary vertical decision framework. And, they need to be attentive to the cultural challenges.

In this session, we bring a holistic view of enterprise agility and provide perspectives to the following questions:

- How does an Agile Enterprise create a flow of value from the customer through the enterprise and back to the customer?

- What structures for decision making are needed to support the end-to-end flow of value? How do they connect different parts of the enterprise?

- What characteristics are the foundation of the Agile Enterprise in terms of its cultural principles and values?

- What strategy and method can be used to kick-off and lead an enterprises transformation towards agility?

Through our personal experiences in a variety of successful and unsuccessful enterprise agile transformations, we will bring our enterprise insights to attendees.

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Hendrik Esser

VP, Operations and Programs, Ericsson
Growing up in the 1980s, Hendrik was passionate computer game developer and active in a computer club giving programming lessons. After getting his diploma in Electrical engineering he started at Ericsson as a SW developer and grew into technical coordination and System Development roles. A broad interest in people and management of large organizations brought him into management roles, starting as a project manager, later heading Systems- and... Read More →
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Jean Tabaka

Agile Fellow, CA
Hey all! I'm excited to be joining everyone here. I continue to be passionate about the ways that we can apply Agile principles and values to extend humaneness in how we work. Being able to bring my passion into my 13,000 person organization is exciting and daunting. But when you work with amazing people who want to do the right thing, why wouldn't you want to give it your best? My good ol' conviction in the power of facilitation and... Read More →

Wednesday August 7, 2013 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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