Angeline Thorne

MAPM; Project 4 Learning Lab

Agile Business (L) 2020
Agile Business (L)
Thursday 16.15 - 17.00

Session type: Lecture

Authorised Anarchy, Challenging Cultural Norms

We would like to share our experience of implementing revised ways of working for a complex product development programme within a large engineering organisation, drawing upon Lean and Agile principles. We will describe how we challenged deeply rooted cultural and behavioural norms often inherent within a large matrix organisation and the resultant impacts that this had on the team and broader organisation as a result.

Biography

Angeline has a track record of delivering sustainable improvements in business performance in senior leadership roles.  She is passionate about pushing for greater depth of understanding on the importance of mindset, systems thinking and behaviours on outcomes.  She believes this is key to unlocking the potential for sustainable change even when faced with the most complex of challenges based on her personal experience of leading high-profile programmes within a global aerospace engine manufacturer.  She is a practical, hands-on leader with a reputation for building and maintaining collaborative relationships at all levels in an organisation and motivating cross functional and globally dispersed teams.

Having started her career in finance in a large blue-chip manufacturer, Angeline quickly established she wanted to understand more about how things were made and how value was created.  She returned to full-time

MAPM; Project 4 Learning Lab education to study Manufacturing Engineering and as part of her studies she had her first taste of systems thinking, change management and the application of lean principles.  Her dissertation explored the differences, similarities and critical success factors of various published approaches to improve business performance.  These themes and a desire to continue to learn have continued to be a golden thread that has weaved through Angeline’s career through increasingly influential roles in finance, manufacturing, supply chain management and programme portfolio management.

Angeline has recently led a transformation programme to develop and implement revised ways of working based on Lean and Agile principles in a product development environment challenging deeply rooted cultural and behavioural norms inherent within a large matrix organisation.

Angeline enjoys spending time in the fresh air and open skies of the beautiful blustery North Norfolk coast.  She also shares a passion for watching a wide range of theatre with her husband and teenage daughter.