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    Exploit Core Agile Practices at the Program Level

    Jeff Lopez-Stuit, CEC
    Jeff Lopez-Stuit, CEC
    schedule 2 years ago
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    45 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Core Agile practices establish visibility, remove impediments, and promote collaboration at the team level. Standup meetings, physical task boards, and focus on clearing impediments are well known practices to keep a team focused on the work, and establish a sense of flow towards frequent, tangible, and sustainable results.

    What about an entire program, when a large number of teams are involved? How can a large organization exploit the same core practices when there is highly interdependent work, and when there may be hundreds of people involved? How can Scrum be used to improve delivery times, increase quality, and promote sustainable development at a program level? How the can practices provide executive leadership the visibility they need into program progress?

    This workshop will introduce valuable, proven Scrum practices for large programs. Among the topics that will be discussed are:

    • What program management challenges are ripe for improvement through Agile practices?

    • The Program Impediment Board: Visible impediments, dependencies and milestones at a program level

    • The Program Stand-up: Lightweight activities to promote visibility, clear impediments and collaboration across the program

    • What does it look like when it’s working?: Improve delivery time, increase quality, and establish collaboration across the organization.

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    Strategies and Tactics for Productive Distributed and Asynchronous, Agile Teams

    Zee
    Zee
    schedule 2 years ago
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    20 mins
    Experience Report
    Beginner

    As agile practitioners, we’ve learned to love highly cohesive, cross-functional on-site teams. These teams, much like monolithic applications; succeed due to the proximity of useful knowledge. Distributed, asynchronous teams must rely on different strategies and tactics in order to be effective while still adhering to the principles laid out in the Agile manifesto. 

    This talk is an experience report from working for the past two years on a variety of distributed, synchronous and asynchronous agile software delivery teams.

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