Tom Sedge (Timeless Change) TFDD For Business Strategy: Developing Agile Business Strategies using Test-First
We examine how to apply the Agile principles of Test-First-Driven-Development to Business Strategy. We explore the nature of useful tests in the strategy space: what can we measure and what is useful?
This highlights the crucial importance of a quantifiable mission & vision that lend themselves to tests. Through the example of a Public Sector loans business, we explore how to define and apply tests to a target operating model, corporate structure down to strategies for specific objectives.
Far too often the business of Business Strategy isn’t anchored in any meaningful methodology and isn’t driven by data. This leads to confused poor decisions and initiatives that make little sense to people on the ground and can directly conflict with good work produced by highly-motivated and committed staff.
businessTom Sedge is an independent consultant specialising in Business Transformation, Service Design and Cultural Change using Lean, Agile and Systems Thinking approaches. A challenger, innovator, motivator and doer frustrated with the paper-driven analysis-heavy mindset of traditional consulting, he founded The Ambitious Manager (http://www.ambitiousmanager.com) to provide insight, strategies, tools, advice and services to ambitious managers and leaders who are passionate about improvement, willing and able to take action and ready to start.
Most of his time is spent in the “upstream” space, drawing on his background as a software developer, programme manager, agile coach and management consultant to bridge the language gap between IT and the rest of the business, enabling people to realise the full potential of focused end-to-end collaboration. He still writes code every day.