Agile Strategic Planning

Can you predict the future? Can it be planned in the 21st century?

In the face of relentless technological change, disruptive forces in industry after industry, global competition, and so on, planning often seems like pointless wishful thinking. And yet, planning is clearly essential for any company of any size. For those teams who have embraced agile ways of working, the paradigm shift is a powerful enabler of adaptability to such change. Planning at a tactical level is integral to the way these teams work in 2-week Sprints. So how can strategic planning need to adapt to become agile and guide teams toward higher levels of business agility?

From his Lightning Talk at Gartner ITXpo on the Gold Coast in 2018, Matthew Hodgson, CEO of Zen Ex Machina, looks at agile strategic planning. He’ll present real world examples on how to move from big, upfront, 3-5 year planning cycles, to executive planning horizon cycles, and relate techniques to align team Sprints with executive visions and strategic goals.

Watch the presentation here on Prezi.

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