Agile For Banking and Financial Services

WHAT to change
HOW to do it

Agile transformation is your biggest leadership challenge, only you can do it, The Agiliser is here to help you deliver. 

“I’m here to help you succeed. I have no methodology to sell, no framework up my sleeve, no consultants to utilise, no point to prove. I’m here for you.”

Russ Lewis - 'The Agiliser'

“I help leaders and senior managers achieve their digital objectives, safely and rapidly”

A different approach to agile digital transformation with an experienced C-level digital transformation lead, agile expert, and coach

Mostly, I listen to you, as my client. I recognise you are the expert in your business and the owner of any change. I pay attention to the problems you already recognise and to the ones you want to solve. The outcomes and solutions we co-create will be uniquely yours. They will be appropriate for your organisational context, at this moment.

Outcomes I have helped clients achieve, include:

  • Increasing the effectiveness of agile digital transformation programs
  • Restructuring to align to digital customer value streams
  • Solving agile’s challenges with annual budgets and HR directives in banking
  • Bridging the gap between business, product, and IT areas to improve overall efficiency
  • Reducing end-to-end lead time from approved idea to working software
  • Rescuing failing delivery projects and programmes (turn-around)
  • Removing time and resource waste from delivery processes
  • Improving the effectiveness of management decision-making
  • Developing smart and healthy senior leadership teams
"I have been helping smart leaders build better digital organisations since the late 1980s. An engineer by training, with a strong entrepreneurial background, I place the highest value on collaboration and understanding, to satisfy customer requirements."

Keep it simple WHY - WHAT - HOW

WHY

Simon Sinek is right when he says “start with WHY.” If people understand why combining ‘change’ and ‘run’ matters, or why defining milestones as testable outcomes is crucial, they can start taking responsibility for improving it. 

Without understanding WHY, they must wait for instructions. Then, they must do whatever they are told, because they don’t have any means of checking the validity of the ask. 

WHAT

Once everyone knows WHY they’re on this team, they need to understand WHAT outcomes they will deliver. 

These are shared outcomes, not “thrown over the fence”, “shut-up and deliver” job requests. Outcomes are shared between the sponsors of the work, the owners of the problem, and the members of the team that are going to design and deliver the solution.

WHAT connects activity to strategy. 

HOW

If management are the owners of WHY and WHAT, then workers own the HOW of work in the digital age. 

Ninety-six percent of efficiency improvements are in the process of work – the way work is done. Managment’s job is to support those who do the work. 

Effective managers listen to the process and collaborate with the people involved, in order to learn how it may be improved.  

 

 

What Clients Are Saying

How We Work Together

Lead Transformation

Making the changes we want is harder than it first seems.

Agile is one of those. You’ve found this resource, so you already know this. And you’re smart enough to know you won’t deliver on your goals if you’re only doing what you’ve done before.

Educate Managers

Making the changes we want is harder than it first seems.

Agile is one of those. You’ve found this resource, so you already know this. And you’re smart enough to know you won’t deliver on your goals if you’re only doing what you’ve done before.

Mentor Management

Making the changes we want is harder than it first seems.

Agile is one of those. You’ve found this resource, so you already know this. And you’re smart enough to know you won’t deliver on your goals if you’re only doing what you’ve done before.

Coach Leaders

Making the changes we want is harder than it first seems.

Agile is one of those. You’ve found this resource, so you already know this. And you’re smart enough to know you won’t deliver on your goals if you’re only doing what you’ve done before.

What would you like to have happen next?

Making you The Agiliser in your organisation! What’s missing isn’t difficult, it’s just hidden from you. Only for now though. With the help I provide, you will gain an extra set of tools in the management toolkit that extend your existing competencies.

Knowing these tools and when to use them is what makes you agile. Help others use these tools and skills to gain an agile mindset. There’s always more to see and, once we’ve seen, we can never return to ignorance. The discoveries I help people make are both transformational at the time and seem obvious in retrospect.

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