Behind the Institute

The Business Agility Institute is the creation of Evan Leybourn and Ahmed Sidky and recently joined by Brittany Baker. Overworked and underslept folk with a vision to change the world; to make companies more human, engaging, and adaptable.

When I was a teenager, I always used to joke that I was going to take over the world (Pinky and the Brain has a lot to answer for). But now I realise that I’m actually taking the first step towards it. The Business Agility Institute has ambitions no less than changing how every company in the world works. It’s not how would have imagined it (less mad scientist, more mad businessman), but together we are going to take over the world.

Yet, we could not operate without the fantastic support and thought-leadership of our volunteers, researchers and partners. These people are leaders in their fields who believe in our mission and what we are trying to achieve. While these words are entirely inadequate, Thank You.

-Evan Leybourn

Contact us if you would like to step up and help us change the fundamental nature of what it means to be a business.

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Community Initiatives

Business Agility Meetups

BAMs are local chapters of the Business Agility Institute, although have no legal operating presence. They are run and operated by local volunteers on behalf of the Institute. The targeted audience, approach and cadence are entirely at their discretion to meet the specific needs of the local community.

Marketing Agility Alliance

The Marketing Agility Alliance is an optional membership group specifically for and by marketers. With thanks to: Kerri Sutey, Jim Ewel, Andrea Fryrear, John Cass, Roland Smart, Frank Days, Melissa Boggs, Yuval Yeret

Outreach Initiatives

Business Agility Conferences

The Business Agility Conferences are 2-day events for people to build networks, learn the latest techniques and ideas, and be inspired. Building on the last two years, these events are a combination of 20-minute “art of the possible” stories and interactive, facilitated deep-dives with the entire delegation.

Business Agility Symposia

An online forum, more interactive than a webinar, to share the latest business agility ideas. With thanks to ICAgile.

Site Visit Experience

An immersive, cohort-driven, learning opportunity for executive leaders that will equip them to make transformational changes in their companies. With thanks to Lyssa Adkins.

Agile Amped Podcast

In partnership with SolutionsIQ, the AgileAmped Podcast is our primary podcast channel for Business Agility members.

Guidance Initiatives

Library Guidance

Guidance is specific information in the Library that relates to business agility in the context of a domain (e.g. structural agility or market agility), an industry (e.g. banking or energy), a business function (e.g. finance, marketing) or a pattern impediment/journey. With thanks to Agile in Audit (Audit Steward), and Mirko Kleiner (Procurement)

Library Insights

An insight is a piece of general information that may relate to multiple areas across the Library. These can be case studies, books, further reading, recommended links, etc.

With thanks to: AbdulMajeed Mohammed, Andrew Albright, Antoinette Coetzee, Aria Hadi Wardhana, Deepthi Yeragudipati, Domingo Chabalgoity, Gurbrinder Singh, Gustavo Giordano, Helmut Pienaar, Jardena London, Jitto Jose Thomas, Johann Tambayah, Laureen E Knudsen, Laxmihari Nepal, Manikandan V.P, Murhaf Halabi, Myles Hopkins, Nagesh Deshpande, Saima Siddiqui, Samir Penkar, Sandra Willers, Shibu Chacko, Syafrizal Adi Saktia, Tom Taylor

Wicked Whitepapers

Wicked whitepapers take a position on “wicked problems” that plague organisations today. These are problems without a clear answer or with multiple answers. Our aim is to help organisations navigate this.

Leadership Initiatives

Business Agility Report

The report consists of a global survey, data analysis and presentation of business agility fluency from around the world. With thanks to AgilityHealth.

Business Agility Awards

The awards will recognize the best organisations and people in the business agility community. With thanks to Hugo Lourenco.

Journal of Business Agility

A peer-reviewed and trusted academic journal focusing on all elements of business agility. Encouraging researchers to explore this important topic. In partnership with the Agile Business Consortium.

Framework Gathering

An agile framework gathering to bring together the leaders of each of the agile frameworks to discuss the future of agile and business agility. With thanks to Alex Sloley.

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