Beyond Budgeting: managing businesses the agile way

The “Beyond Budgeting” model can inject a fresh impetus into firms that already organise their development teams and manage their business according to agile principles. The SwissICT's “Lean, Agile & Scrum” core team will host a special event on the evening of 31 October dedicated to the subject. It has invited a number of leading business people and BB experts, including Gerhard Andrey, a founding member and co-director of Liip, to share their views and practical insights on this alternative business management approach.

Beyond Budgeting” is an integrated management approach based on 12 key principles which can be applied to any kind of organisation and offers an alternative to the traditional “command-and-control” model. Some of the pioneering businesses cited and studied in the many publications dealing with the Beyond Budgeting approach include Svenska Handelsbanken, dm-drogerie Markt, Hilti, Southwest Airlines, Toyota, and Google.

The following guest speakers will share their practical experiences of the “Beyond Budgeting” approach:

  • Franz Röösli, co-author of “The Leader's Dilemma” and director of the Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT);
  • Franz Wirnsberger, CFO of the Hilti Group;
  • Gerhard Andrey, founder and co-director of Liip, will discuss with Mischa Ramseyer, member of SwissICT's “Lean, Agile, & Scrum” core team, why the Agile Management concept can provide a formula for success.

This SwissICT event will be held on 31 October 2012, from 6 pm to 8.30 pm in the Hallenstadion conference centre, Zurich-Oerlikon. It will be followed by an informal drinks reception. Details and registration.

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