In this exclusive video in partnership with Agile Business Conference, Dr Martin Davis (Transformation Consultant, formerly Agile Systems Thinking Leader, Jaguar Land Rover) discusses 'An Agile Convert in a Traditional World - The Human Facet of Agility' at Agile Business Conference.
Dr Martin Davis shares the experiences that shaped the evolution of ‘agility at scale’ for the vehicle refinement group at Jaguar Land Rover in the hope of illustrating the power of collaborative transformation and the potential of the teams. This is a personal perspective, based upon his experience of the impact of the increasing complexity, unpredictability and growth during his 30 years in the automotive industry.
There was recognition of the need to adapt in response to the turbulence the industry is now facing. Martin engaged in doctoral research to ensure a rigorous approach to the transformation of the tuning activity that generates the distinctive character of the vehicles.
The research in itself required considerable adaptation. Martin illustrates the outcomes of the doctoral research before briefly reflecting on the fact that such agile systems thinking is now evolving across the whole value stream, including enhancements to the supplier relationships.