Typically, when organisations adopt Agile, they focus on the IT teams and specifically only the software development teams. This causes local optimisation and global sub-optimisation and does not consider the entire system in which the solution, product or service needs to be built. The implication of this is that the way in which an initiative is funded (collaboration of cost centres and the associated bureaucracy) results in the agility (efficiency and adaptability) of the project being compromised, thereby forfeiting the value that business agility can bring.
Join the panel to discuss and unpack the following:
- What are some of the challenges with traditional budgeting?
- How should finance adapt their processes to unlock and enable Business Agility in organisations?
- How do you handle obtaining budget for an initiative without predefined scope and delivery items?
- Can value stream-budgeting, beyond budgeting or venture-capital funding work in organisations that are currently adopting traditional approaches? Especially in highly-regulated industries?
- What is the role of Business Analysts in Finance Agility?
About the Speaker
As a proudly South African and 1st generation Italian, Biase is an extremely passionate person. Not only passionate about football (soccer), food and travel, but also passionate about learning and sharing his experiences and knowledge with others. Biase’s greatest achievement (other than my family) are not those personal career milestones, but seeing change in people that he works with or has worked with through the impact that either his team or he has had on that individual’s career or life journey. He strives to create an environment of safety for his family, team, customers and organisations that he works in.
As a Partner and head of the Agility offering at IQbusiness since 2012, he has built an amazing team of Agile consultants that share a common purpose of continuous learning and continuous improvement. Together with the team, they have trained close to 7000 people on Agile topics and been involved in some of the largest Agile transformations in financial services industry. Their focus is on improving the speed and quality of delivery across the organisation’s value chain with the goal of improved customer experience, improved productivity and efficiency and improved return on investment – #GESHIDO
Live by the boy scout principle of “Leave the camp site in a better way than what you found it”