Simple and Effective Solutions to Agile Finance with Andrew Gosnell: An AgileIndy 2019 Conference Talk

AgileIndy is proud to announce Andrew Gosnell as a speaker for the 2019 AgileIndy conference.

There is no doubt that Agile impacts and challenges today's Finance organization requiring it to break outside of norms to be successful. This interactive workshop introduces simple and effective methodologies to more easily navigate the waters of Agile Finance. Participants will walk through an agile budget cycle and leave fully equipped with practical solutions. The workshop includes three phases: 1) Rough order-of-magnitude modeling to secure up-front funding for an Agile portfolio; 2) Benefit refinement methodologies (KPI driven models, direct correlation, and A/B testing) enabled by maturing backlogs; and 3) A benefit tracking toolkit comprised of benefit roadmaps, financial scorecards, and an investment review process. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of lessons learned, recommended best practices, and Q&A. Interactivity will be built-in throughout the workshop to foster deeper learning and keep participants engaged throughout.

Andrew Gosnell is Sr Financial Manager Global FPA for Wyndham Destinations where he administers benefit tracking for 8 Agile Value Streams. Andrew's experience with Agile goes back to 2017 at which time IT made the transformation from Waterfall to Agile. Prior to Wyndham, Andrew held various roles in FP&A at both Sensient Technologies and General Motors Corporation including an international stint in The Netherlands. He has a Six Sigma Green Belt and extensive background in master data management, financial modeling, profit analysis, and budgeting/forecasts.