New Agile alliance on a global mission

News Posted 11/09/18
The Ashford-based Agile Business Consortium is expanding its global reach.

The Ashford-based Agile Business Consortium is expanding its global reach having been officially recognised as a founding member of the Business Agility Institute. The Consortium joins fellow founder members Accenture, AgilityHealth and ICAgile.

The Institute is an independent advocacy organisation dedicated to promoting Agile organisational design, product innovation, adaptive leadership and new ways of working. It serves as a global community of next-generation Agile individuals and organisations.

Evan Leybourn, founder of the Business Agility Institute, said: “Despite being a young organisation, we are expanding rapidly and are on track to have 3,000 members by next year. In 2019, we have plans in place for 11 conferences across 10 different countries as well as a comprehensive programme of events and a library of business agility resources.

“Having the Agile Business Consortium join us as a founder member and sitting on our Industry Council brings valuable additional expertise from their 20 years’ experience of running and growing a not-for-profit Agile organisation.”

The Agile Business Consortium is a pioneer of Agile in the workplace and continues to be at the forefront of the field. It organises the world’s longest running Agile conference, with this year’s taking place in London on 26 and 27 September.

Chairman Geof Ellingham said: “We are the oldest body of our kind in the world, with a constantly growing amount of knowledge that we want to share with others.

“I am delighted we are working with the Business Agility Institute to change the way people work. We will do that much better if we do it together by contributing to fresh thinking and reaching new audiences that are not currently part of our Agile community.”

The two organisations plan to share knowledge assets and will also cooperate on initiatives such as a possible new academically-led Journal of Business Agility.

Pictured: Geof Ellingham

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