What means Agile from a Procurement point view?

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What means Agile from a Procurement point view?

If you’d ask 10 agile coaches you’ll get 11 answers what agile means to them. You’d argue isn’t there one definition for it?-Sure there is, the „Agile Manifesto 2001“, but everybody does it’s interpretation slightly different. Inspired by the blog post „Building Agile Partnerships - Lean Agile Procurement“ by Simon Reindl, Certified LAP Trainer recently wrote about Lean-Agile Procurement I’d like to share what agile means to me from a procurement point of view. Therefor we’ll also refer to the agile manifesto.

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Rolling out Lean Agile Procurement at BNP Paribas: A retrospective.

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Rolling out Lean Agile Procurement at BNP Paribas: A retrospective.

GUEST Blog Post: We’re proud to co-publish and share with you a very honest retrospective by Reeve Randriamananjara rolling out Lean-Agile Procurement at BNP Paribas. He described his journey from being infected by the LAP virus in one of our public workshop, over convincing his stakeholders at BNP Paribas to actually executing a first pilot. Thanks so much for sharing your story and we’re keen on your further developments with LAP@BNP Paribas :-)

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In a fast changing world is the team the main asset!

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In a fast changing world is the team the main asset!

Côte d’Azure in France, April 25+26 2019 - Together with guests from Air France KLM and David Kershaw from the UK Cabinet office we spent 2 days on our first LAP Retreat 2019, exchanging, challenging, developing Lean-Agile Procurement (short LAP) and most important had some fun & beers!-This blog post is a short summary about and why our concussing was valid for us as well: „In a fast changing world the team is the main asset!“

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Agile@Procurement - Down under takes over!

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Agile@Procurement - Down under takes over!

During our exciting 2-days Lean-Agile Procurement certification workshop in Auckland some of the participants came and said to us: „Wow this is so awesome, but our boss/peers/etc needs to know about that too!“-As agile we are we setup some FREE one hour slots called Lean Coffee’s, where those participants could invite wherever they liked. This blog post is about what we’ve experienced & learned during those coffee sessions. Be aware, down under is about to take over the Lean-Agile Procurement movement!

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Enlarging our Reach via iTunes & Spotiy, thx to AgileAmped!

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Enlarging our Reach via iTunes & Spotiy, thx to AgileAmped!

New York City, March 15 - Mirko, the creator of LAP has got interviewed by AgileAmed, the most famous podcast about Agile. Thanks to AgileAmped the reach of our movement got enlarged with their audience and the audience of iTunes and Spotify too!-We’re looking forward to inspire even more people around the world.

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1st 9 LAP Trainers Certified by LAP Alliance

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1st 9 LAP Trainers Certified by LAP Alliance

London, October 11 + 12th - Barclays hosted our first train-the-trainer (TtT) workshop and participated actively in parts of the training. We now have a global footprint of Certified Lean-Agile Procurement Trainers, to overcome the increasing global demand.

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       Thought leaders like Dr. Jeff Sutherland promotes Agile in his book “Doing twice the work in half of the time“ (1). Wouldn’t it be cool to increase time-to-market in procurement as well?   No wonder agile is currently one of the top three strategic topics in corporate boardrooms. Case studies from all sectors and industries have proven that following agile principles and practices dramatically increases the timeliness and quality of business outcomes...  Find the whole article in "The procurement Magazine" 2018 / 05 (  FREE Download  )  Author     

 

   

     

       
       
        
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Thought leaders like Dr. Jeff Sutherland promotes Agile in his book “Doing twice the work in half of the time“ (1). Wouldn’t it be cool to increase time-to-market in procurement as well?-Free Download of our Article in “THE PROCUREMENT MAGAZINE”

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What could Business learn from Startups?

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What could Business learn from Startups?

In Agile organisations, external partners are often treated as suppliers instead of partners, not recognising the opportunities they could potentially bring to their teams. In faster changing and complex environments, it will become a competitive advantage for companies to have fast access to an ecosystem of trusted partners with matching values and a fast contribution to goals. Join us this Friday as Mirko Kleiner will discuss what businesses could learn from startups in how they work with external suppliers.

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Slides from my Speech "Success Factor Agile" from Agile Bodensee Conference, Konstanz/Germany

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Slides from my Speech "Success Factor Agile" from Agile Bodensee Conference, Konstanz/Germany

Approximately 60-90% of all sales are in the hands of procurement, which is a key success factor for companies. At the moment, digitization is taking place, especially in the area of imple procurement. However, the latest study by the University of St. Gallen shows that there is no recipe for the effective procurement of complex products and services. Does agility offer a solution? - It is about billions and thus nothing less than the survival of suppliers and customers!

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3D-Printed Aircraft Engine - Is your Procurement as agile?

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3D-Printed Aircraft Engine - Is your Procurement as agile?

This week GE released this great GIF of its 1,300-horsepower advanced turboprop (ATP) engine in which more than one-third of the components have been built through additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. The company is showing off its creation in real life at this week's big air show in Oshkosh, WI. In other words hardware development is getting more and more agile, is your procurement as agile?

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Does the RfP Process need a MAJOR Upgrade - Episode 3: RfP 3.0 'Request for Participation'

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Does the RfP Process need a MAJOR Upgrade - Episode 3: RfP 3.0 'Request for Participation'

Looking back in the history of the RfI/RfP process we see, that it’s source was developed in another time at the end of the 19th century. Of course the new channels like phone, email, web, etc. allowed new possibilities and increased efficiency. However the core of the process stayed nearly the same. Do we may be need a major upgrade after almost 120 years?

Lets have a look at the RfP 3.0, the request for participation and how this improves competitive advantage of buyers and suppliers.

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Does the RfP Process need a major Upgrade? - Episode 2: The Facts

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Does the RfP Process need a major Upgrade? - Episode 2: The Facts

Looking back in the history of the RfI/RfP process we see, that it’s source was developed in another time at the end of the 19th century. Of course the new channels like phone, email, web, etc. allowed new possibilities and increased efficiency. However the core of the process stayed nearly the same. Do we may be need a major upgrade after almost 120 years?

Lets have a look at some interesting facts and experiences  from the field handling complex tenders with the classic RfP process.

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Does the RfP Process need a major Upgrade? - Episode 1: The History

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Does the RfP Process need a major Upgrade? - Episode 1: The History

Looking back in the history of the RfI/RfP process we see, that it’s source was developed in another time at the end of the 19th century. Of course the new channels like phone, email, web, etc. allowed new possibilities and increased efficiency. However the core of the process stayed nearly the same and struggles with increased demands of complex orders. Do we may be need a major upgrade after almost 120 years?

Lets first look back in history, how it come to the todays RfP Process.

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Success Story POCathon@CSS Insurance - A Participative Evaluation in just 3 days

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Success Story POCathon@CSS Insurance - A Participative Evaluation in just 3 days

If you're wondering how a big room evaluation day (Step 3 of 4 in lean-agile procurement)  could look like read this awesome interview with Konrad and Dominik about their custom implementation at CSS Insurance called "POCathon". CSS is one of the largest health insurers in Switzerland. For there complex evaluation of a software service provider they've invited 4 providers and put them all together in one room for 3 days. At the end of these 3 days they were able to decide with whom of the service provider they will continue agile delivery at the next day!

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