Agile Finance SIG: Can Finance and Agile ever see eye-to-eye? What’s the worst that could happen?

In this interactive “Support Group meets “Lean Coffee” session, we will begin to explore Agile’s Final Frontier: Agility in Finance. 

Join us and grab a chair (green if you're in Finance, blue if you are an Agilist) and introduce yourself. You can start with: "Hello, my name is Alistair. I am a finance professional, and I've been bureaucracy-free for 5 years now." 

Once we have aired our frustrations and confusions, and discussed and resolved one or two of them, let’s select the topics we would like to unpack together over the coming months. 

The Agile Business Consortium’s Agility in Finance Special Interest Group (SIG) aims to bring together individuals with a shared interest in this topic to facilitate collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and meaningful discussions. Our goal is to bring together people from the Accounting and Finance Community and Professional Agilists so that we can reach a common understanding as to how these functions can support each other in an organisation. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Help bridge the gap between Finance and Agility 
  • Help shape the Agile Finance Special Interest Group  
  • Join the conversation, share, learn, address challenges together 
  • Network and meet others with similar interests 

Level: 2+


Anna Zakoyan

Anna Zakoyan

Agile Coach, Trainer, Consultant and Founder, PrimeProjekt

Agile Coach, Trainer and Consultant Anna is the founder of PrimeProjekt - helping companies to transform how teams collaborate and how the work gets done to create value with no delay.

Anna has 17 years of experience in leading teams, an Agile practitioner since 2010, and has worked with companies such as SGS Digicomply, Krisp, Ucraft, HSBC, Ameriabank, and Joomag.

She has helped 50+ companies, coached more than 200 teams, and trained more than 3000 individuals.

She has been a speaker at various agile events and conferences, including Scrum Global Gathering 2019, Agile Z-Day 2020, Lebanese American University Agile event 2020, Frug’Agile 2021, Agnostic Agile Conference 2022, Agile Tour Vilnius 2022, and Agile Alliance 2023 Scotland.

Being herself a true humanist, she loves working with people, craving together "Agile mindset" and getting the most out of each team.
 

Alistair Corrie

Alistair Corrie

Chartered Accountant, Agile Professional and Consultant , Corrie Partnerships

Alistair is a Professional Member of the Agile Business Consortium (Catalyst) and a Qualified Chartered Accountant (FCA). He has a keen interest in emotionally intelligent leadership, the neuroscience of problem solving, the psychology of human motivation, and the Inner Game approach to performance. Alistair is a hands-on agile consultant with extensive experience in business transformation and agile product delivery. He helps leaders and teams bridge the gap between traditional and agile thinking. He believes that governance is built into Agile, and that Agile is the Trojan Horse for delivering positive change in an organisation, and that Finance and HR can be the Trojan Horses for delivering that Agility by stealth. 

Email:
[email protected]
Website:
corriepartnership.com/
Rikard Olsson

Rikard Olsson

Managing Director, Beyond Budgeting

Rikard has vast experience of developing control models and management processes, including from his previous role as chief controller at AstraZeneca. He is today a sought-after speaker at conferences and seminars where he challenges how we lead and manage our companies and organizations, often with headlines such as Beyond budgeting / Dynamic management, and Future Finance.

Rikard has the ability to make the difficult easy and is happy to share his international experiences. Rikard's assignments primarily include business analyses, development of new governance models and development of shared services with a focus on financial functions. He has extensive industry experience in pharmaceuticals, healthcare / real estate and real estate. Rikard has been the Managing Director of the Beyond Budgeting Institute since 2018.

Website:
bbrt.org/
Tom Hoyland

Tom Hoyland

Expert Agile and DevOps Practitioner, Coach and Mentor , That Agile and Flutter Entertainment

Tom is an Expert Agile and DevOps Practitioner, Coach and Mentor at That Agile and Flutter Entertainment. With nearly 20 years in tech, Tom has led Agile and Digital Transformations working with clients across the globe to build teams, grow capabilities, and promote cultures that reduce the lead time to business impact.
Agile Business Consortium

Agile Business Consortium

The Agile Business Consortium is the professional body for business agility. We’re all about community – whether you’re a multinational working through a large-scale transformation, a new start-up, or a contractor, we can support you to achieve more, to grow more, and to build your business agility. As a global not-for-profit organisation that’s been around for over 25 years, our knowledge and experience around agile competencies and behaviours can offer you the guidance you need to reach your agility goals. Together with our partners, we create and share agile research, case studies, resources and tools that help you compete in today’s uncertain world. A registered not-for-profit, we’re the world’s longest-standing agile-orientated organisation. We’re the brains behind AgilePM®, AgileBA®, AgilePgM®, AgilePfM™ and AgileDS™. Based in the UK, we have members in over 30 countries around the world.
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
+44 01233611162
Twitter:
@Agile_Biz
Website:
agilebusiness.org
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