If you laid all the concrete-reinforcing steel bars used in the construction of the Burj Khalifa end-to-end, they would stretch from Rome to Los Angeles. The world's tallest building and pride of Dubai is a spectacular architectural feat, comprising 160 stories of retail stores, hotels and private residences rising half a mile into the sky. It has more floors than any other building; the longest travelling elevator; the highest outdoor observation deck and is the tallest, freestanding structure in the world.
We are delighted to announce that our CEO Stephen Parry has been appointed as a judge for the CXA’19 - the UK Customer Experience Awards. The judging panel comprises a diverse range of industry specialists, and the awards are unique in that the finalists present their entry live on the day of the finals to ensure a balanced and transparent scoring process.
There are four defining characteristics of success: collaboration, problem solving, innovation, and leadership. These are all closely intertwined.
- The Agile and Adaptive Business: Sense and Respond Academy Discussion Group
- Accenture interview with Stephen Parry
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Choosing what organisational change methodologies to use in a transformation program can be daunting, particularly as different tools often become a mishmash -- a confused mixture of Lean, Agile, Business Agility and many others. If you are a change leader looking to develop yourself and your team and ultimately create a successful business, having purpose is crucial.
The Agile Prague Conference, the 16th and 17th of September, will feature over 30 international speakers. The event fosters a collaborative environment between speakers and attendees and ultimately this
knowledge-sharing leads to a better understanding of agile and how to put it into practice. My keynote presentation is The Organisational Journey to Business Agility. I will be discussing how it is easy to point out that changing technologies, revised business models and increased competition demand an agile and adaptive response for businesses to survive. However, it is quite another thing to recognise what an agile and adaptive organisation looks like in reality.
In this podcast, as part of the Inspiring Conversations in the Business Agility Series, Stephen discusses
how during business transformations leaders often lose sight of the strategy, organisational structures, and requirements for technology.
The Business Agility Conference in Vienna, the 20th and 21st of May, is fast-approaching. It will bring together seasoned practitioners of Business Agility who will share their knowledge of transforming businesses. My presentation, 'From Make-and-Sell to Sense-and-Respond: Shaping the Business and Work-Climate towards Agility, Adaptiveness and Differentiation,' will be given on Tuesday, the 21st of May, at noon. Please join me for the talk and come along to the Speakers' Corner if you would like to have a deeper discussion about the topic.
When I was writing this blog, one of my favourite songs from the 90s, and even still, came up on my playlist – The Future of the Future by Deep Dish, featuring Everything but the Girl. I am not sure if the lyrics
about unrequited love have much to do with rapidly changing technology and keeping pace with it, but they made me think even harder about the disruptive times we live in and how organisations can cope.