Is Agile purely a software development tool?  Of course not!  The principles of Agile can applied just about anywhere.  So why hasn't all of your IT organization adopted Agile practices?

The truth is, once your software project is done and you're on to the next one, IT Operations takes over.  Systems administration, networking, desktop support, and data management must all work in concert to support your application.  Are you in alignment with the entire value chain? 

This talk will cover a number of management philosophies, including Agile, Lean, ITSM, and Gamification, and discuss how they can be applied outside of software development to bring greater alignment and effeciency to the enterprise IT department.  We'll show you real life examples of where Agile practices have been successfully adopted outside of software development, the challenges we faced in our own transformation, and how we overcame them.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • IT is not acting like a single organization!
  • Why the startup model of software development doesn't apply in the enterprise
  • Blending different IT management philosophies to seek alignment
  • Applying Agile to IT Operations
  • Case studies
    • Operational project management alignment
    • Gamification of the Service Desk
  • Adoption challenges and counter strategies
  • Discussion

Learning Outcome

  • Understand how to think beyond the next release and optimize the entire IT organization
  • Understand the challenges of 
  • Learn how to blend different management philosophies
  • Learn how to apply Agile principles to IT Operations
  • Learn strategies to help staff outside of software development to adopt Agile practices

Target Audience

Project Managers, IT Managers, Scrum Masters, Team Members, Agile Coaches, and anyone interested in Agile but not working in a software development context

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