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Building an agile organisation

A Masterclass hosted by FT | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance

The Agile Methodology has revolutionised the way startup and software development companies operate. But agility is not just about better software, it’s about better business.

In recent years, more and more businesses have started to understand that Agile is more than a methodology – it’s an organisational transformation tool. Organisations from a wide variety of industries are now embracing its principles and transforming functions from marketing and human resources to finance and IT.

  • But how can L&D leaders help their businesses embrace agility to create a learning culture that helps the organisation to move faster?
  • How can the methodology support an ethos of continuous learning and customer-centricity?
  • What’s the role of leadership development in an organisation looking to adopt the Agile Methodology? 

These are some of the questions which HR and L&D leaders explored alongside Michael Skapinker Financial Times contributing editor and columnist on business and society and executive editor of the FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance and Professor Ricardo Perez, Academic Director of the Master in Digital Business at IE Business School. 

This exclusive masterclass covered, in a practical and dynamic way, the challenges and opportunities related to the implementation of the Agile methodology.


Masterclass London 7 November

Michael Skapinker

Michael Skapinker is an FT contributing editor and columnist on business and society. He is also executive editor of the FT-IE Corporate Learning Alliance, the FT’s executive education arm. Born in South Africa, he began his journalistic career in Greece. He joined the FT in London in 1986 and has held many positions, including FT Weekend editor, FT Special Reports editor and management editor. 

He received the Work Foundation Members’ Award for his contribution to the understanding of working life in 2003 and was named WorkWorld Media Awards Columnist of the Year in 2008. At the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards he was named Business Commentator of the Year (2012) and Business Ethics Commentator of the Year (2015).

Prof. Ricardo Perez

As Professor of Innovation, Strategic Management and Information Systems at IE Business School, Ricardo Perez has combined an extensive professional career with research into the field of innovation and technology. Ricardo is currently the Academic Director of the Master in Digital Business at IE. 

Ricardo has collaborated in education with leading universities in not only Europe, but also the USA, Mexico, Brazil, China and South Africa. Ricardo has vast experiences in consulting with the leading global companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft.

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