July 17, 2018
IndigoCube hosted once again, the internationally renowned and locally popular Scott W Ambler and Mark Lines, creators of the Disciplined Agile Framework, with a principally business focus for the first Business Agility Conference hosted in South Africa.
The duo hosted a conference and presented workshops for a week in July aimed chiefly at business people rather than IT people.
“The conference is about business agility,” says Jaco Viljoen, the principal consultant and head of digital at IndigoCube. “It’s agile for the whole business, not just IT, so it’s for business people curious about modern practices for the digital enterprise and how that affects all divisions from HR to finance, marketing and the rest.” This talk is aimed at business people curious about modern management practices for the digital enterprise and how that affects all divisions from HR to Finance, Marketing and the rest.
“Scott and Mark compare this to a racing car,” he says. “IT is the engine but businesspeople put the agile, high performance engines into tractors and make them plough fields. Similarly, IT operations must become suitable high performance engines for the racing car chassis and drivetrain. Both must work together to be competitive in this extremely demanding world.”
The two internationally renowned Canadians were the main attraction at the conference on July 17 held in conjunction with IBM at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel.
IndigoCube provided training on Disciplined Agile (DAD) in conjunction with Scott Ambler + Associates to enable local businesses to go beyond Agile for Disciplined Agile solution delivery that provides the foundation from which to scale.
“Scott and Mark always draw a huge crowd here in South Africa,” says Viljoen. “South Africa boasts the third-highest number of DA certifications in the world, after the US in first and Canada in second places. Scott and Mark each have decades of experience and South African business people respect their authority on the subject.
Business Agility- Scott W Ambler
Agile Transformation Lessons from the Trenches- Mark Lines