BCS Spring school 2019

BCS PROMS Spring School 4 March 2019

4 March 2019

Location: BCS London, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

Time: 18:00 - 21:00

Duration: 3 Hours


BCS LogoPart 1: The Case for Business Agility

Spring School Series 2019 (book once, attend all four)

Part 1: The Case for Business Agility - Monday 4th March 2019

Part 2: Agile Project Management - Monday 11th March 2019

Part 3: Governance, PMO and Certification for Agile - Monday 18th March 2019

Part 4: Agile Case Studies - Monday 25th March 2019 

Agenda (for all 4 sessions):

18:00 - Registration with tea, coffee and biscuits

18:30 - Presentation including Q&A

20:00 - Networking with sandwiches, wine and soft drinks

Close by 9.00pm


Before embarking on a programme of Agile Development an organisation must be ready to address it effectively. So it is appropriate that for the first week of our School we look at how we expect an organisation to adapt from the top. Organisations today can only fulfil their vision and mission by anticipating and constantly adjusting in the face of volatile conditions.

There is more to Business Agility than another enterprise-wide set of processes. To be truly Agile, an organisation needs to operate in a very different way, with leadership, values and norms all reinforcing a different, inclusive culture and mindset. 

John will present the Agile Business Consortium's most recent White Paper that offers an independent viewpoint on three aspects of Business Agility, Strategic Agility, Employee Engagement and Innovation. This paper presents the case for Business Agility by using real-life results and evidence-based research.

john_williams_headshotSpeaker Bio:

John Williams is the CEO of Agile Business Consortium, and has an extensive background in the public, private and third sectors, including stockbroking, inward investment promotion, international business, banking and higher education. He has lived or worked in the Far East, Middle East, North America and Europe as well as the UK, and has owned companies in the UK and Hong Kong. 

John is also a Director of the Transformation Trust, a charity supporting disadvantaged youth in the UK, and has worked with the Probation Service, HRH The Prince of Wales' Business Trust, the Cabinet Office, and has work-shadowed a member of the Royal family.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Commercial Managers.

Discount available to Consortium members.