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Meetup: ‘Business Agility: Pivot or Perish’ with Richard Cheng

Online Business Agility: Pivot or Perish Meetup with Richard Cheng – Vice President of Training & Chief Product Owner at NextUp Solutions and Certified Scrum Trainer.

Overview of the event

Marriott used to have the most rental listings, but now it’s AirBnB and it’s not even close. The taxi companies thought their competitors were other taxi companies. Younger adults are now doing more cash transactions on Venmo than on any other single mobile platform. How does a company like Fujifilms pivot to another profitable line of business while a company like Kodak goes from billions to bankrupt?

This session explores the concepts of Business Agility – the ability for a company to quickly adapt to market conditions both internally and externally.

This session starts by exploring the need for business agility and explores what companies have done to enable business agility. From there, the talk showcases some of the key concepts that enable business agility, which include:
– Agile concepts and methods
– Design thinking
– Lean startup
– DevOps
– Automation

Coming out of the session, attendees will understand:
– Understanding the need for business agility
– Understanding the definition of business agility
– Understanding how Agile, Scrum, Design Thinking, Automation, and DevOps enable business agility

About the Speaker

Richard Cheng is the Vice President of Training and Chief Product Owner at NextUp Solutions. NextUp Solutions provides transformative Agile services and training programs in Agile methods such as Scrum and Kanban, as well as in concepts such as Product Management, Agile Testing and Automation, SAFe, Coaching, Facilitation, Software Development, and DevOps.

A graduate of Virginia Tech and renowned Agile expert, Richard has presented keynote talks at conferences and events around the globe, authored publications on Agile and product management, and is a member of Mensa. Richard has extensive experience working with the federal government, large companies, small startups, non-profits organizations, and associations. In addition to being one of the few Certified Scrum Trainers (CST) accredited by the Scrum Alliance, Richard is also a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified LeSS Practitioner, Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), and SAFe Program Consultant (SPC).

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