Jess Annison OBE
Synopsis (speaking with Matthew Moran)
In this presentation and discussion session, we will go back to the first principle of the agile manifesto: 'individuals and interactions over processes and tools.' We will share our experiences of creating and supporting agile project teams in a variety of organisations.
Jess has focused her career on helping great organisations become even better through successful transformation, change and increased agility. She is a managing consultant with the agility consultancy JCURV, whose bold mission is to increase the agility of the UK economy by helping its largest and most important organisations thrive (not just survive) in this increasingly fast changing world. JCURV help their clients build sustained agility across their organisation, or within a function, product management process or specific project. Their approach is underpinned by a strong focus on creating future-ready leaders and highly engaged teams.
Whilst she’s enjoying this return to consulting, most of her career has been spent on the other side of the client-consulting line. Jess was previously Director of Change and Improvement at The Open University, enabling her portfolio office team to become the Association for Project Management’s inaugural PMO of the Year award-winner in 2017. Jess also spent five years helping to deliver a safe and secure London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games whilst at the Home Office, for which she was thrilled to be awarded the Officer of the British Empire (OBE) award.