1. Despite the huge increase in uncertainty from fast-emerging competitive threats and market disruption, many companies remain blindly faithful to traditional organizational structures, processes and policies designed for the Industrial Age. In the Information Age, the companies that will compete and win recognize that change must be exploited for competitive advantage, and that business agility – the ability to sense and adapt all aspects of the firm at the pace of market and competitive change – is THE core leadership and organizational competency of the future.

    In this webinar, the first in our Business Agility webinar series (solutionsiq.com/business-agility-webinar-series/), Evan Campbell and George Schlitz look at the traditional business, the stories and the people that make it what it is, and ask WHY: why do businesses continue to value the old ways and why are people at the center of the need for change? He will also compare today’s businesses with the learning organization, which embodies business agility, and ask HOW: how does business agility enable enterprises to thrive in complexity and how can we transform businesses into learning organizations?

    Learning Objectives:
    - Clarify the need for businesses and individuals to materially transform
    - Explore what business agility is and how it addresses this need
    - How business agility puts many of today’s business buzzwords (e.g., Agile, Lean, DevOps, Digital, Design Thinking) into a shared context
    - Learn the four organizational capabilities that together enable business agility to emerge
    - Identify common obstacles to business agility in today’s workplaces

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  2. Companies must innovate or die. Small companies have little brand equity to risk, and can develop great empathy with markets and users as they iterate rapidly towards great products. Larger companies, especially those enjoying market-dominant products, become inwardly focused and conservative and become increasingly dependent on the preservation of status quo revenue streams. Their employees compete for internal resources instead of inventing better ways to serve customers and disrupt markets. Eventually more agile competitors respond to the voice of the customer, and disruption overtakes the slow and bureaucratic incumbent who succumbs to irrelevance.

    SolutionsIQ’s Enterprise Innovation services are designed to help enterprises engage the creative and competitive energies of their employees, focus resources on customers and markets, and provide the supporting tools and practices to convert ideation and innovation to business results in competitiveness and growth.

    In the first installment of an exciting series of webinars, an industry leader in lean startup thinking and innovation will provide an introductory webinar on the tools and techniques that SolutionsIQ uses in support of innovation and lean startup consulting with our clients.

    Additional Topics:
    - Lean Principles
    - What is Lean Startup
    - Business Model Development
    - Personas and empathy with buyer and users
    - Intro to innovation management and accounting
    - How Lean Startup can be applied in Enterprises

    You don’t have to be a startup to innovate like one. Let us show you how.

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  3. When Agile teams begin to deliver products incrementally, new opportunities open up at the portfolio level to deliver strategic business value. However, the traditional approach to portfolio management — which depends on long-range forecasting and fixed financial controls — breaks down as business environments grow more complex, leaving portfolio managers ill-equipped to reap the potential benefits of their Agile programs.

    Join SolutionsIQ Managing Director John Rudd and Dave West, Chief Product Officer at Tasktop, as they discuss active portfolio management from a product management point of view and how it can help guide decision making in an Agile enterprise.

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  4. Leading technology organizations are transforming the way they manage their server environments by using software automation rather than manual administration. In this webinar, Ben Tomasini will walk through a working example of this practice using Chef, Vagrant, Berkshelf, and other industry leading tools, with special focus on the use of Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration. Participants are welcome to use the sample codebase used in this webinar to jump start their own Agile DevOps practice.

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