Your first steps towards an Agile Organization

Business Agility Track

Business Agility track of the World Agility Forum - Reimagining Agile - day 3! 

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In today's fast-paced world, agility is key to success. This track was designed to provide you a view around the different values and levels of Business Agility, how to measure this level inside your organization and what possible next steps you might take to level up your business results. The experience of the guests of this track will provide you with stories, case studies and share experiences that will make you level up via cross-functional teams, trust and transparency at all levels of an organization. Start right on the day after, using the insights you got today.

Our Guests for the Business Agility track

Evan Leybourn

Co-Founder & Head of Thought-Leadership of Business Agility Institute.

Nigel Thurlow

Executive Coach & Board Advisor. Co-Creator of the Flow System.

Luxshan Ratnaravi 

Co-creator of Comic Agilé, Enterprise Agile Coach, Author and Speaker.

Mikkel Noe-Nygaard

Co-creator of Comic Agilé, Cartoonist and Speaker

What topics are going to be covered?

Create your own Comic Agilé strips—and communicate your agile anti-patterns through humor

With Luxshan Ratnaravi & Mikkel Noe-Nygaard

Many organizations can increase the return of their investments in going agile by articulating and removing their agile anti-patters, as well as becoming aware of the consequences of having them. Agile antipatterns are sub-par solutions to challenges, and they occur when the intentions of working agile meet the limitations of the organizational reality. When the changes required to go agile are too big or difficult, organizations might take “pragmatic” shortcuts that, on the surface, seem appropriate and sensible, but in the long run can decrease the benefits of the investment—thus, the organization creates agile antipatterns (or “agile debt”). 

This workshop teaches the participants to identify, describe, communicate and remove these antipatterns by using the humorous format of Comic Agilé strips.


  • Anti-pattern #1: Product Owners only prioritize business features and not technical enablers and process improvement initiatives. Consequence: Reduced quality of the product and no culture of continuous improvement.
  • Anti-pattern #2: Scrum Masters “do” instead of teaching and coaching. Consequence: The team is ineffective because it doesn’t learn self-management and to grow as a team, but keeps being dependant on the Scrum Master to facilitate it.
  • Anti-pattern #3: Dependencies are not broken, but instead coordinated through a scaling framework. Consequence: It takes longer than needed for each team to deliver value because of the need for  cross-team coordination.

Key Takeaway:

  • Your own Comic Agilé strip based on an actual, current agile pain or anti-pattern from your organization that you can communicate to decision-makers to inspire change.

Join this group of experts and practitioners, and boost your agility skills

Connecting the Dots - How to align departments of the Organization

With  Business Agility Track & Jon Kern 

As organizations become more digital and departmentalized, connecting everyone around the same Vision and around Customer Needs is more critical than ever. More than just delivering the right thing to users, much work also calls for consideration when aligning every part (developer teams, management teams, marketing, operations ...) to achieve the common goal: delighting the Customer.

More than just that, as the Human person is the most complex being in the world, organizations that are made of those have twice (or an infinite times!) these complexity factors. The way people communicate and the level of detail they need to fulfil different tasks varies, so getting everyone to speak the same language is a challenge. However, how can these different teams communicate better and more clearly?

Jon Kern has something to say about that! The Agile Manifesto co-author will discuss the foundations that he considers to be necessary for producing a digital product, aligned with both the Customer needs and the Vision of managers, as everything starts with the approach software development teams have when getting their "hands dirty".

Do you still have doubts? Check out business agility talks from previous years!


Understanding Value Streams at the Gemba, not from the Office | Nigel Thurlow | 35:26


Management, you're doing it wrong | Evan Leybourn | 19:32


Fit for Purpose | Hendrick Esser | 14:17