Mark Rudge

Cornwall Council

Agile Business (L) 2020
Agile Business (L)
Friday 10.30 - 11.15

Session type: Workshop (without computers)

Turning the Tanker: Beyond 90 degrees!

Organisations can be like Tankers – slow to turn when you want to change course. This has certainly been our experience at Cornwall Council. So, when you decide to make a change towards a more agile, product-centric organisation, how do you achieve that in practice and with pace?

In 2018 we attended Agile on the Beach for the first time and started our journey of Turning the Tanker – a transformational move to Agile. In 2019 we were privileged to be able to share the progress we had made and the challenges we had faced. This year we have continued to make significant progress in ‘Turning the Tanker’, now beyond 90 degrees – there is no going back!


An experienced IT Leader in Local and National Government with excellent communication, leadership and strategic analysis skills, with a record of delivery.

Proven history of managing in challenging environments, developing compelling business cases with innovative solutions to complex multi-dimensional challenges. Combines energetic enthusiasm with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to provide leadership, motivation and inspiration to teams and colleagues drawn from diverse organisations, cultures and backgrounds.

Responsible for leading the development and approval of an £18M Digital Improvement Plan which is the biggest investment in IT in a decade. Transforming the way the Council interacts with residents and staff, bringing a refreshed infrastructure and modern working technologies all enabling greater focus and better services for end users.

Responsible, along with the IT Management Team, for leading the development and implementation of an organisational re-structure which wholly adopts an agile, product based approach in a Local Authority environment, addressing culture, process, demand and training needs.


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