Director of Business Operations, NewsUK
NewsUK has undergone an agile transformation to improve the speed, efficiency, and effectiveness of how the teams deliver and improve delivery predictability.
A massive cultural and mindset shift had to be addressed in how the organisation approached communication, collaboration, transparency, and planning. In a short space of time, performance improved by creating a shift in leadership understanding, support and active involvement, introducing quarterly planning and a disciplined portfolio management.
Kirsteen King and Gill Bennet from News UK and Vikram Jain from JCURV will share the journey they business went on in order to achieve results over a 12 month period, key learnings and insights.
Kirsteen has a background of agile programme management, working in agencies, the BBC, finance.
Currently manages the PMO, Portfolio Management, with a mandate to consider culture, recruitment, diversity, churn at News UK (Sun, Times, talkRadio, Virgin etc), as well as managing our teams in India and Bulgaria.