Agile Strategy Management: Techniques for Continuous Alignment and Improvement

  • 5h 54m
  • Soren Lyngso
  • CRC Press
  • 2014

Your strategic initiatives are constantly under fire due to the evolving nature of markets, technology, laws, and government. To ensure your strategy succeeds, it must remain flexible while confronting these shifting challenges. Agile Strategy Management: Techniques for Continuous Alignment and Improvement explains how to achieve this flexibility by building agility into the initiation, development, implementation, and governance of your strategic initiatives.

The book details what it takes to initiate, develop, implement, and govern a healthy strategy that delivers the benefits expected by all stakeholders. It presents insights gained by the author’s organization over the last 25 years helping their clients achieve success with their strategic initiatives. Filled with real-world examples and case studies, it illustrates wide-ranging situations where the author’s company helped clients reach important business objectives.

Readers can use the book to look up examples that describe the various ways to use agile methods and techniques for critical business functions, including:

  • Scope definition of strategic initiatives
  • Stakeholder identification
  • Team building
  • Project and program quality management
  • Change management
  • Procurement of resources
  • Solution development, implementation, and quality management
  • Strategy governance

In this book, you will find guidelines that explain how to establish internal organizations for change and how to ensure these intermediate organizations stay motivated until final solution delivery. Presenting success stories as well as major blunders, the book can help you avoid many of the pitfalls that other organizations have experienced while governing their strategic initiatives.

About the Author

Soren Lyngso, MA (Econ) from Copenhagen University, PMP, General Manager, Facilitator, and Coach has more than 30 years of experience from general, project, and program management and from implementation of complex business and IT solutions in different industries and countries. Experience has been gathered from Danish and international projects spanning maintenance of oil production platforms, factory implementation in the pharmaceutical industry, container line system implementation, distribution of toys, cash card system implementation, defense facility management, and in private banking and asset management solution implementation.

Currently his main occupation is teaching and coaching project and program managers on all levels in Europe and the Middle East. He has published his quality model for strategically aligned solution implementation on his website

In this Book

  • Agile Strategy Management—Techniques for Continuous Alignment and Improvement
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Strategy Quality and Strategy Success
  • Team Building for a Strategic Initiative
  • Strategy Process Quality Management
  • Solution Provider Procurement
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Strategy Governance
  • Agile Strategy Management Recap
  • PQA Introduction to Participants Example
  • PQA Workshop Result Example
  • Delivery of Consultative Services Framework Agreement between Bank and Solution Provider Contract No. 999
  • Consultative Services Agreement under Delivery of Consultative Services Framework Agreement 999 between Bank and Solution Provider
  • Introduction to Participants in Information Requirements Study
  • FOSIS Information Requirements Study OLA Consolidated Report Extract with Summary and Conclusion 2013
  • Order Handling IRS Section Report Example