The Trojan Horse that leads your Transformation to Agility


Did your enterprise agile transformation start with the Finance and HR departments? No? You are not alone. Are they on the roadmap to be next? Maybe they should be…

Agile is a mindset and a habit, using some frameworks and practices. However, it is hard to be agile when we need to provide all the answers at the end of each year for the entire following year or when we report in a waterfall manner. So, the way we do budgeting, forecasting, performance assessment, rewards & recognition, and cost control can be either enabling or hindering agility. 

In this episode, we’ll walk through an example of how we transform the whole organisation by stealth by evolving the Finance and HR departments. By evolving it this way, you achieve the transformation at a fraction of the price of traditional transformation programmes.

Beyond Budgeting Episode 1 Our Agile Tales

“Business agility is about finding the constraints in the system” – Evan Leybourn, Business Agility Institute founder.Where do most teams and departments in an organization encounter constraints? They encounter it in management, the budgeting process driven by finance and the performance management process driven by HR. When management and finance are about control, teams are constrained and the organization cannot be adaptive. E.g. no (or not enough) budget to hire the people when they need it, get the equipment and supplies in time, have the flexibility to try things out, etc. In this podcast, we explore with Bjarte Bogsnes how going beyond the budgeting constraints helps an organization achieve business agility. Though this journey isn’t for the faint of heart, companies like Tesla and Equinor (formerly StatOil) are doing this today – and are being very successful at it. 
  1. Beyond Budgeting Episode 1
  2. Agile in Sales Episode 3
  3. Agile in Sales Episode 2
  4. Agile in Sales Episode 1
  5. Agile @ Tesla Episode 11: Ways of working
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