According to Evan Leybourn, Business Agility is the way in which organizations are able to remain adaptable and Agile in an ambiguous and changing market. It applies to “every company in every industry in the world”.
Agile has finally jumped the fence from being seen as an IT delivery mechanism to becoming an operating model for businesses to address digital disruption. There are many companies in New Zealand incorporating Agile into their DNA. This move has caused a re-think as to what agility means in a business context. How are companies keeping their customers and their people at the heart of what they do while competing in markets that are becoming tighter and more competitive on a daily basis?
In this talk, Cain Duell (Double-O Consultants) and Phil Burton (Agile Coach at Spark) will address different aspects of business agility and some of the ways Spark and other companies are addressing these aspects.
About Phil Burton:
Phil Burton has an extensive background ranging from managing teams in retail stores to building capability through learning and development programmes. Last year Phil was able to consolidate his background with his empathetic yet results-focused approach to become one of Sparks front runner Agile Coaches helping lead the largest all of business Agile Transformations in New Zealand. Phil's out of work exploits includes being a great dad and tennis legend as well as achieving zen-like state with his Francis Barnett motorcycle. Phil will share some of his experiences and what works and doesn't by providing real-world examples.
About Cain Duell:
Agile and Lean specialist Cain has been practicing the fine art of positive change for over a decade. His insights, capabilities and people-person qualities make him an effective trainer, leader, and support for individuals, teams, and organizations facing challenges. An excellent raconteur and average fly-fisherman, Cain’s enthusiasm extend to almost everything. As an innate philosopher, he admits a certain irony in loving a job where everyone’s happier when he leaves than when he arrives. He quotes philosophers in his Agile-related assertions: "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading” (Lao Tzu); and, “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” (Yoda). Recently Cain has been applying his trade in all of the business transformations both large and small.
Location is Christchurch City Council Building.
After hours entrance is the Worcester boulevard entrance opposite the art gallery.
Serverless (https://serverless.com/framework/) is a node framework for creating cloud services without managing any containers or servers. The serverless architecture can greatly reduce the cost of operation, and provides 'unlimited' scale. It supports Google, Azure, AWS and Kubernetes as cloud providers.
Ersin will take us through a short demo on how it works with AWS Lambda functions and the API gateway to create a simple API that is linked up with from a React.js App.
Grab a beer from downstairs and join us for a chat before/after.
Our meetups are always first Tuesday of a month at the Catalyst IT office above Pomeroys Pub.
We usually have a talk about anything that relates to Python programming language. Some months we run team coding challenges (aka "dojos"). These will be announced beforehand.
If you have a question about Python on or are stuck with some Python project, feel free to bring it up at the meetup. There will be people around who will be happy to help.
Doors open at 5:30pm, talk starts at 6pm.
At the start and end of the meetup, an informal conversation takes place, usually over a pint of beer.
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