Accra, Ghana (PRWEB) May 01, 2015
Agile in Africa 2015 is a two-day conference from 21st to 22nd October in Accra, Ghana, with an additional Scrum Open Day event on the 20th of October. The conference is produced by change agents passionate about change globally and in Africa and want to help people and organisations discover news ways of working to optimize value.
The Agile in Africa conference is targeted to provide learning opportunities for agile novices, agile scrum and kanban practitioners, technical professionals, project managers, team leaders, managers, executives and organizational change leaders in the private, public and voluntary sectors. The Agile in Africa website: http://www.agileinafrica.com provides a one stop shop for registration and information on the event.
Mike Cohn, an Agile trainer and author said, “It doesn’t matter how good you are today; if you’re not better next month, you’re no longer agile.”
Agile makes leaders, managers and teams game changers in business, technology and social change. Agile takes them to where they want to be quicker without short changing their customers or stakeholders on quality, time to value and time to market.
Agile is challenging and changing how leaders’ managers and teams think;
How they run their businesses and organisations today
What structures, compensation systems or processes they have in place today
How they prioritise and plan what is important to the business, organisation and our customers (apply lean thinking)
How they manage projects, portfolios and consistently deliver value and optimising the value of their output
How they connect and motivate employees, retain talent or delight our customers by continuously innovating and improving so that their businesses (products & services) remain relevant
Helps them to clearly see how they reduce cost of operations, errors and mistakes
How they manage risks, reduce cost of maintenance, root out waste and or manage uncertainty
How they maintain and increase speed of innovation, market share and stay ahead of the competition
There are many examples globally of good and great companies becoming agile and many more that are struggling to improve. The message is clear, If they don’t embrace change and agility, they will become extinct like the dinosaurs. There’s no room for mediocrity. Agile takes leaders, managers and teams out of the industrial age mind-set into the more entrepreneurial Information (Digital) Age, making their organizations lean and fit for purpose in this exciting and disruptive 21st Century.
The speakers are leaders from around the world and experts in their field. They will share their experiences and insights with the audience and give them ideas on how they can continue to shape, facilitate and manage change as they seek to improve from day to day. Nana Abban poses a big question to leaders and managers “How do you change a flat tyre whilst the car is still moving at a120 Miles an hour? How do leaders and managers continue to change their organisation and at the same time, keep the lights on? Come to the Agile in Africa Conference 2015 and find out.