The world is changing more rapidly than ever before and organizations of every size are struggling to remain relevant in the eyes of their customers. The simple fact that the average lifespan of a company has decreased by more than 50 years in the last century demonstrates that not all organizations are prepared for this new reality. It is only high-performing, adaptable and agile organizations that will leverage, lead and thrive in this ambiguous and unpredictable market. We call this business agility.
The problem with a statement like that is that there is no common definition of what business agility means. And that’s actually a good thing. In a dynamic and changing market trying to lock it down will defeat the very advantage it brings. Instead, I want you to start thinking of business agility as the common thread. An adaptable and sustainable narrative that binds & guides, rather than directs, us into the uncertain future.
This session will cover the state of business agility around the world. We’ll look at the Domains of Business Agility, interspersed with case studies from 4 multinational organizations in both the banking and utilities sector.
In this session you will learn:
• Domains of business agility
• How to work with Finance and HR to increase agility in your current organization
• How Business Agility is being adopted by organizations around the world
Zephyr is leading the global transformation towards DevOps and Continuous Testing Agility.
During the Data Visualization Summit, Hamesh Chawla, CPO, Zephyr, illustrates the need to break down walls between QA testing, development, and operations, and importance of making the right moves, right now towards creating a seamless delivery pipeline. Hamesh provides an inside view into Zephyr and its mission to lead enterprise clients to achieve full Continuous Testing Agility by 2020—building best-in-class capabilities from Agile to Automation, DevOps to Analytics.
The year 2020 is approaching faster that you imagined. And the paradigm is shifting rapidly, with go, no go decisions being made in seconds and the battle for customer loyalty becoming an everyday reality. As companies across the board are moving towards DevOps and a shift-left approach, defining clear goals and making the right decisions, right now, is critical to success. The enterprises that most espouse shared responsibility, empowered autonomous teams, and continuous learning environment allow DevOps to thrive in their organization, in the truest sense.
Join Zephyr Product Manager, Ankita Bhargava as she covers the four critical components to test management in a DevOps ecosystem and why it is integral to achieving continuous software delivery.
In this session Ankita addresses:
- Why your organization needs to focus NOW on Continuous Testing Agility
- Actions your organization can take to get ahead in the race
- How Zephyr is accelerating the global adoption of DevOps with the launch of Zephyr DevOps
Presenter Bio: Ankita Bhargava brings over 7 years of product, engineering, and networking technology experience. Prior to Zephyr, Ankita has worked in product and marketing roles in companies such as Godrej, Aadtech and Loadstar. She holds an MBA in Product Management & Marketing and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Outside of work, Ankita enjoys playing tennis, scuba diving, hiking and travelling and experiencing new cultures.
For Digital and operational leaders, there’s a tension between the demand for agility and the pressure to maintain compliance with global regulations. How can you reconcile these competing corporate goals?
Learn from the experience of Cofco International for practical advice on:
- The critical role of agility in global digital operations
- Why digital agility is essential to regulatory compliance
- How to create digital solutions fast in an agile culture
Who should attend? Digital Technology leaders, Application Development Leaders, IT, Business and Process Professionals.
Discover how creating an agile culture enables you not only to deliver digital solutions fast, but also to make sure that they return results – including huge financial savings and complete project payback in 2 months or less
Join this webinar hosted by Bizagi Customer Travelport, a travel commerce platform connecting the world’s leading B2B travel providers with pioneering B2B payment solutions. We’ll discuss how agility has radically redefined the way Travelport operates by:
- Creating a culture of collaboration and experimentation
- Shining a light on the simplification of critical processes
- Delivering rapid results that demonstrate digital transformation
Who should attend: Digital Technology Leaders, Application Development Leaders, IT, Business and Process Professionals.
Why is there a such gap between what senior-level executives believe about business agility, and what their companies actually embrace? Join us for a webinar to find out why and learn how to help close the gap.
A recent CA-sponsored study on Business Agility throughout the Enterprise revealed that only 12 percent of organizations can claim their whole organization is on the path to business agility --- though more than two-thirds of survey participants agreed that agile organizations are better able to quickly respond to dynamic business conditions.
The survey also finds that improved Business Agility is expected to deliver:
•Better competitive advantage
•Higher customer satisfaction and retention
•Increased employee productivity and retention
•Faster time to act on new opportunities
Yet only 1 in 10 executives said they are leveraging the benefits of agile across their whole organization to achieve speed and responsiveness.
In this webinar, Doug Barth, founder of Gatepoint Research, will walk us through survey to share the following. Where has agility taken hold across organizations and what results can be expected? What departments are on the horizon to adopt agility and why? What are the biggest deterrents to adoption?
To help demystify some of the findings and provide guidance over potential hurdles on the path to business agility, he’ll be joined by Deema Dajani, a Senior Transformation Consultant from CA Technologies. Deema thrives on taking Fortune 500 companies through successful, large-scale agile transformations, and is on the business agility front lines every day working to close the gap.
According to author and long-time advisory consultant Ken Gonzalez, leadership is not a spectator sport, you need to actually try being a leader in order to become one. Ken also says that leadership now matters far more than management.
Larry Cooper says that anyone at any level can be a leader - the real role of existing leaders is to nurture and create new ones. Larry also believes that when an organization’s leaders no longer have to make any day-to-day decisions is the point at which they will have achieved true leadership agility.
So with all the talk about leadership agility and how leadership is now more valued than management, how are we to make sense of it all?
In this lively talk Ken and Larry will explore the differences between leadership and management, why leadership now matters more, the real role of leadership, the challenges to achieving it, and what leadership agility looks like. Finally, they leave you with three key take-away’s for better understanding the premise of true leadership agility.
Introducing the world’s most complete automation platform, designed specifically to add agility to your core enterprise IT systems.Read more >
Business agility is an increasingly common theme discussed in organizations, but what is it? Research has shown that there are three laws or principles found across all agile organizations:
• The law of the customer: An obsession with delighting customers by continuously adding value for customers and users, as well as a recognition of the current need to generate instant, intimate, frictionless value at scale.
• The law of the small team: Big difficult problems need to be disaggregated into small batches and performed by small cross-functional autonomous teams, working iteratively in short cycles in a state of flow, with fast feedback from customers and end-users.
• The law of the network: A recognition that, to achieve full business agility, the whole organization needs to embrace the entrepreneurial mindset.
Pursuit of all three laws is key to sustaining business agility. Individually, none of the observed management practices are new. What is new and different is the way that the management goals, practices and values constitute a coherent and integrated approach to continuous innovation, fueled by a pervasive entrepreneurial mindset.
Empowering people and delivering value faster to customers is what is expected from agile. Business agility enables companies to respond faster to rapidly changing markets and compete with market disruptors. Despite the increasing need for business agility to compete these days, companies have still not been able to accomplish this, and there is a growing list of reasons for agile failures.
Join your colleagues as John Orvos, a Sr. Agile Solutions Strategist, enlightens us on how to avoid the Four Failure Modes of agile.
•Company idealism vs. Customer Realism
•Agile Expert vs. Vision Re-engineer
•Sideline Cheering vs. Relevant Action
•Appeasement vs. Accountability
Please bring your real world questions!
Matt Aslett of 451 Research joins our CTO, Mark Van de Wiel, to discuss why organizations are flocking to the cloud, considerations for adopting a cloud strategy and how a cloud strategy can enable better business agility.Read more >
Metavine powers your business to be ready for the future and achieve true cloud-first digital agility today. Learn more at www.metavine.com.Read more >
Security and innovation are not often mentioned in the same sentence, but with more and more business-critical applications being moved, or built in the cloud, it is essential that security becomes an agile enabler to cloud adoption. This is where the balance has shifted to integrating security controls into the DevOps lifecycle. Join this session as Misha Govshteyn, SVP of Product Management and Founder at Alert Logic will walk through how to integrate workloads security without slowing down innovation, including:
-The role of DevOps in security agility
-Different stages to cloud security maturity
-The cultural needed for secure innovation
For many financial services organizations, security and risk management is a necessary evil that slows down IT's ability to keep up with business needs. The conflict between security and agility becomes even greater with adoption of hybrid cloud platforms. While agility should be maintained, security and compliance become even more challenging.
By automating and orchestrating network security policies across physical and hybrid cloud platforms, it is possible to maximize both agility and security simultaneously.
Join us for this session to understand how network security change automation with inherent policy controls can help you stop the balancing act between agility and security and maximize both for your business.
This is a space for talking about the challenges and solutions in a Multi-Cloud world. Join Iskandar Najmuddin, leader for DevOps Professional Services at Rackspace, to learn how to tackle the common multi-cloud challenges faced by businesses today.Read more >
Business agility is a means for organizations to respond and adapt to the new pace of change. Achieving it means transforming your organization for speed and opportunity capture. It involves changing your mindset, how you make trade-off decisions, and how you deliver products and IT services.
Forrester has surveyed hundreds of companies about the success factors and dimensions of business agility. Through expert coaching and by transferring critical knowledge to company leaders, CA has helped hundreds of customers increase their agility organization-wide.
Watch our webinar featuring Forrester — “Business Agility: Why, What, and How”. Guest Speaker Craig LeClair, Forrester Research Vice President and Principal Analyst, and Angela Tucci, General Manager, share lessons learned and key takeaways from successful transformations.
CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys) allows users to automate and simplify complex processes to keep their organization running smoothly and agile. This session will introduce the new Event Management functionality available with CA Workload Automation AE. For those clients using the CA Unicenter Event Manager (out of support) as well as for those of you who want to extend your event handling capabilities, this session will address your requirements.Read more >
Good security operations have never been more critical for a business than today. More and more businesses are suffering damaging breaches. Outdated or overly complex security measures are a barrier to productivity, and to adopting new technologies.
Plus, manual processes and a lack of visibility into unusual network behaviour by a user, machine or network device, can slow a security team down.
How can advancements in security technology help to connect, unite and enable better processes to help drive greater business agility?
In this webinar we will address:
• SIEM’s role in enabling fast detection and response to modern-day threats
• Implementing a security strategy that protects company assets and aligns to business objectives
• How having faster access to the right data at the right time, enables better decision making and increased productivity
• How to modernise your operations with real-time visibility and actionable intelligence
Organizational agility requires a supportive culture and a shift in how work is viewed and approached. Our findings focus on the value placed on the cultural elements of high organizational agility. A highly developed culture of agility exists when value is placed on ideals and behaviors such as collaboration, diversity, communication, creativity, transparency, and inquisitive thinking. Organizations that establish the following framework are better positioned to enable agility:
•Supportive Culture: Identifying the value of openness, transparency, respect, knowledge, improvement, and adaptation
•Strategic Flexibility: Capturing opportunities and responding quickly to varying demands
•Collective Leadership: Sharing a common view of strategy
•Capable People: Applying the right talent management resources
•Adaptive Process: Assessing and establishing new means to respond to change
This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU credit).