Agile processes are the new order of IT implementations. These talk will elaborate on our experience and learnings during agile process implementation at Walmart. 

We will touchupon following 3 key areas and our learnings that helped us scale agile in large enterprises.

  • Process Visualization - Our learnings related to visualization of existing processes and practices and how it helped us identify signals from noise

  • Product Backlog Elaboration - In a complex and large programs product backlog management and role of product owner needs to be revisited.

  • Team Working Agreement - This is particulary crucial for scaling agile as dependency management is one of the key aspects of enterpsie agile implementation.

We will conclude with our key learning of how processes needs to be continuously evolved in large scale implementation.

 
 

Outline/structure of the Session

  • Background of our experience
  • Background and learnings for each of the areas
  • Key takeaways

Learning Outcome

Observation and learnings in following areas from real-life large scale agile implementaion 

  • Process Visualization
  • Product backlog elaboration
  • Team working agreement
  • Evolutionary Process

Target Audience

Project Managers, Experience Developers, Agile Change Agents

schedule Submitted 3 years ago

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  • Ellen Grove
    By Ellen Grove  ~  3 years ago
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    Thanks for posting your slides!

    • Bhavin Kamani
      By Bhavin Kamani  ~  3 years ago
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      You are welcome Ellen. Thank you for your patience and help during the review process.

  • Archana Joshi
    By Archana Joshi  ~  3 years ago
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    Hi Bhavin / Abhinav, the program committee has decided that the committe members work with the speakers of Agile India 2014 to get the first draft of experience report and work progressivelly there after. I've volunteered to work with or help you as is required in getting this first draft version out. Please let me know the time and medium (skype, gmail, etc.) that works convenient to you for communication and working together ;)

     

  • Archana Joshi
    By Archana Joshi  ~  3 years ago
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    Bhavin, Could you please provide more info around the scale & size of the portfolio / team size to which this has been scaled. Thanks,

     

    • Bhavin Kamani
      By Bhavin Kamani  ~  3 years ago
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      Hi Archana,

      About 10+ teams were part of the Agile rollout process from India. Couple of these teams were distributed across continents.

      Thanks

      Bhavin

  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  3 years ago
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    Hi Bhavin,

    Great to see a real case study being presented at the conference. The participants are craving for real case studies.

    I have a couple of suggestions:

    1. 1. I would like you to focus on 3 real challenges you face and how you went about resolving those challenging.
    2. 2. Also would suggest you convert this to a 20 mins experience report (preferred) or a 45 mins case study. http://2014.agileindia.org/program/ has the difference betwen the 2.
    3. 3. Also would suggest you please move this to Scaling Agile Adoption theme by editing your proposal and changing the theme.

    Thanks again.

    • Bhavin Kamani
      By Bhavin Kamani  ~  3 years ago
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      Thanks Naresh for your comments. I have updated the abstract focusing on some of the key learnings and have changed the tags as per your suggestions.  

  • Ram Srinivasan
    By Ram Srinivasan  ~  3 years ago
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    Hi Bhavin,

    Can you give us examples of "structures" you are talking about ? And how have they helped/hintered Agile implementations? Can you also talk about any specific anti-patterns that you have seen? 

    Thanks,

    Ram

     

    • Bhavin Kamani
      By Bhavin Kamani  ~  3 years ago
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      Ram,

      Thank you for your comments. I have updated my abstract to reflect answers to your questions.

      Regards

      Bhavin

       

  • Sachin goel
    By Sachin goel  ~  3 years ago
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    Hi Bhavin

    I kinda echo your theme of challenges in large scale implementation. Having gone through a large scale implementation for 24 months, trying to varying degree of agile has been a challenge though.

    I am little confused on the "conflict" your referred here. Does it mean conflict between structures(pre defined etc) Vs Evolution(allow change)? Will be helpful to clarify.

    Thanks,

    Sachin

    • Bhavin Kamani
      By Bhavin Kamani  ~  3 years ago
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      Thanks Sachin for your comment. Yes. You got it right.

      Conflict between urge to impose a structure that is very strong in large organizations and some of the basic ethos of Agile manifesto such as self-empowerment. Our talk would like to delve into the issue, present some of the learnings from our past experience and offer options to handle this. 

      • Joel Tosi
        By Joel Tosi  ~  3 years ago
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        Hi Bhavin,

          Could you elaborate some on those options as well as those challenges?  I would like to see some concrete examples.

         

        Thanks much,

        Joel

        • Bhavin Kamani
          By Bhavin Kamani  ~  3 years ago
          reply Reply

          Hi Joel,

          Thank you for your comments, I have updated my abstract that hopefully answers your questions.

          Regards

          Bhavin


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