Agile Strategy Management: Techniques for Continuous Alignment and Improvement - ESI International Project Management Series (Hardback)
  • Agile Strategy Management: Techniques for Continuous Alignment and Improvement - ESI International Project Management Series (Hardback)

Agile Strategy Management: Techniques for Continuous Alignment and Improvement - ESI International Project Management Series (Hardback)

Hardback 444 Pages / Published: 21/03/2014
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Your strategic initiatives are constantly under fire due to the evolving nature of markets, technology, laws, and government. To ensure your strategy succeeds, it must remain flexible while confronting these shifting challenges. Agile Strategy Management: Techniques for Continuous Alignment and Improvement explains how to achieve this flexibility by building agility into the initiation, development, implementation, and governance of your strategic initiatives.

The book details what it takes to initiate, develop, implement, and govern a healthy strategy that delivers the benefits expected by all stakeholders. It presents insights gained by the author's organization over the last 25 years helping their clients achieve success with their strategic initiatives. Filled with real-world examples and case studies, it illustrates wide-ranging situations where the author's company helped clients reach important business objectives.

Readers can use the book to look up examples that describe the various ways to use agile methods and techniques for critical business functions, including:

Scope definition of strategic initiativesStakeholder identificationTeam buildingProject and program quality managementChange managementProcurement of resourcesSolution development, implementation, and quality managementStrategy governance

In this book, you will find guidelines that explain how to establish internal organizations for change and how to ensure these intermediate organizations stay motivated until final solution delivery. Presenting success stories as well as major blunders, the book can help you avoid many of the pitfalls that other organizations have experienced while governing their strategic initiatives.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781466596078
Number of pages: 444
Weight: 771 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 30 mm


Enjoyable reading ... . Large corporations and organizations are spending a significant amount on business change with high expectations for return on investment. But in many cases business process changes don't deliver. In his book, Soren Lyngso clearly demonstrates practical experiences from initiatives that have failed, but also provides answers on how to secure success while practicing Agile Strategy Management. Soren Lyngso clearly sets up solid guidelines for success implementing strategic initiatives.
-Niels Bonde, Business Engineer at CGI

I first got to know Soren Lyngso when I headed up IT in one of Europe's largest financial institutions. Soren was brought in to run a development and subsequent implementation program, and within a very short timeframe he demonstrated what full engagement and strong academic methodology can accomplish in a complex organization. When I moved to a new senior position in another Financial institution, I inherited the responsibility for a large scale Change project aiming at replacing all in-house developed banking applications with one Core system. The project required staffing with people who could operate in a very difficult, complex and highly regulated environment, and therefore we needed to have a program manager who had both the competence, energy and commitment. Soren was hired as Program manager and In close cooperation with the management team, Soren not only succeeded in organizing the program, he also ensured the delivery of required results.
-Jakob K. Bruun, Senior Partner, Implement Consulting Group

Being agile in your strategic decision making is vital for every business leader, CEO, and board member. In an ever-changing world and business environment you have to be capable of making high quality strategy decisions. Use this book as an inspiration of how to build, develop, and orchestrate high quality strategies in your company. It is a huge gift to get more than 25 years of experience served to you on a silver platter.
-Claus Rae, Head of Architecture and IT Security, Danmarks Nationalbank

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