Agile structures and new forms of collaboration
This 3-day program approaches the topic “agility” both from a theoretical and practical perspective. Faculty from WU Executive Academy and experts from different industries share their insights into how to build an agile organization both from a scientific and practical point of view.
The program starts with an online learning journey on agile leadership, covering the topics “Why Going Agile?”, “The Agile Mindset”, “Designing Agile Organizations”, and “Implementing Agility”.
The face-to-face modules build upon this online learning journey, delve further into the content, add cross-industry references, and offer a practical approach on how to implement the theory into the individual business situation.
In this program, you will…
learn about different approaches to designing an organization in times of disruptive change
learn how organizations can be structured more agile
learn where agility does make sense and where it does not
learn where to start in your own organization
get to know agile tools and working methods and learn how to use them
work on best practice examples and use cases from different industries
learn about the coherence of digitalization and agility
This program will empower you to adapt your organization to current challenges by utilizing agile techniques.
Pre Work: Online Course "Agile Leadership" (Start after registration for the program)
Theoretical Fundamentals: Agile Structures in Organizations
Phenomena of Digital Economics
Agile Methods and Tools
This program brings together participants from different industries who would like to get a thorough understanding of how, why, and when it makes sense to make an organization more agile.
are a business or team leader, innovator, progressive thinker, and you are curious as well as open-minded.
are interested in new forms of collaboration and in shaping organizational structures.
would like to understand the potential of agility and get an overview of new ways of working in different work areas.
The online course „Agile Leadership“ starts after registration for the program
Overview on the topic “Agile Organizations”
Current influencing factors on companies and it’s consequences
How “agile” ist linked to adjacent disciplines such as change management, leadership and organizational design
Excercises to establish an agile mindset
Day 1: Theoretical fundamentals: Agile Structures in Organizations
Principles of agile structures
Analyze different approaches of structural agility
Learn how to align agile structural elements with existing organizational structures
Day 2: Phenomena of Digital Economics
Digital economy and business administration
Become familiar with different implementation methods and learn how to apply them
Three levels of digitalization
Eleven most successful digital business modells
Day 3: Agile Methods and Tools
Get an overview of popular agile frameworks and related tools
Learn how to apply agile tools Design Thinking, Google Sprint, Lean Startup, Scrum