Agile Leadership, Planning and Decision Making in a Complex Operating Environment

Friday 12 April 2024 │ 08:45-10:00 BST │ Chief Disruptor Breakfast Club (Virtual)

Global unrest, rapidly evolving technologies and ongoing economic instability have created an operating environment for leaders that is unpredictable and uncertain. In this complex environment, it’s becoming increasingly challenging to understand what products and services your customers actually want. In this world of constant change, where innovation and adaptability are key to success, leaders are learning to embrace change through the transformative potential of agile methodologies. 

An agile framework enables leaders to exhibit flexibility and agility in planning and decision making, enabling them to adjust strategies and tactics as circumstances evolve. Agile also reduces risk in a volatile market allowing leaders to make small bets, thus enabling them to hypothesise, experiment and use data to prove or disprove that hypothesis. Agile product development involves constant iteration and validation from customers and stakeholders, and as such avoids spending time, money and effort on things that may fail. 

Join us at our Chief Disruptor Breakfast Club: Agile Leadership, Planning and Decision Making in a Complex Operating Environment on Friday 12 April 2024 to discuss the latest agile trends and strategies you need to know about to enable adaptable leadership and decision making.


08:45 Welcome and introduction

08:50 Fireside chat

  • What is the right time/scenario to choose agile?
  • What are the different use cases for agile?
  • Exploring organisational design for agile transformation
  • Exploring the relationship between agile and design thinking
  • The importance of proof of value not proof of concept
  • Understanding the latest trends in agile: using AI and automation in agile working
  • How are the latest remote working collaboration tools helping organisations be agile?
  • What are the different metrics and analytics tools to measure the success of agile projects?

09:05 Virtual roundtable discussion

  • How do you define agile in your organisation? 
  • What use cases are you exploring?
  • What benefits have you seen from agile in your organisation?

09:45 Next steps and key takeaways 

10:00 Close


SimonSimon Saunders-Bright, Head of Product - Digital Auctions & CRM at BCA Group

Simon is currently a Head of Product at BCA Europe, part of the Constellation Automotive Group known for brands such as We Buy Any Car and Cinch. In this role, he leads cross-functional software development teams, building market-leading digital auctions and vehicle valuation/inspection platforms which support thousands of B2B vehicle transactions each week. Simon has previous experience working in agile product management across multiple large-scale enterprises including Sainsbury’s Group, TUI and the John Lewis Partnership. Having worked across such complex organisations, Simon is passionate about how agile can be used to break down silos and deliver meaningful value to customers as early as possible. Simon’s love of teamwork and collaborative working also extends to his love of sports, spending most weekends playing cricket and floorball (a type of indoor hockey).


This is a private event for Full Members of our community. Membership is free and is open to all those who have a professional or academic interest in business leadership and disruption, or the capability to support our Full Members through their business transformation.