• Siraj Sirajuddin
    Siraj Sirajuddin
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Workshop
    Advanced

    Enterprise Agile Transformation initiatives are BIG. Change at this scale of thousands is tough. 

    The Leaders and Executives involved in these initiatives are going through their own personal transformation. Change at this scale of one is equally tough. 

    Siraj Sirajuddin (SPCT) has worked with hundreds of executives leading enterprise agile transformation initiatives. These are their stories of personal growth and individuation. We will hear how transformation at a personal level is the leverage for transformation at a collective level. We will also learn of unique methods that activate personal transformation for leaders who are ready to step into their leader persona but are unable to get that from traditional leadership training and coaching methods.

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    Philips - Enterprise SAFe Transformation Journey

    Anand Murthy Raj
    Anand Murthy Raj
    Sundaresan Jagadeesan
    Sundaresan Jagadeesan
    schedule 1 year ago
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    20 mins
    Case Study
    Advanced

    About the company

    Philips is a healthcare multinational company that focuses on building complete health care products and solutions for emerging markets, in addition to developing solutions and products for global markets, across the three sectors Healthcare, Lighting and Lifestyle. Using the expertise of its nearly 2000 engineers in Bangalore and aligning the marketing and sales teams the campus is responsible for creating and rolling out a complete set of products that include a whole host of solutions for global customers. It also contributes to global solutions in critical health care component development for connected consumer devices and renewable energy.

    Executive Summary

    Beginning of 2014, an external survey brought out the issues wrt time to market and code quality. Taking the survey results positively, the Leadership embarked on an Agile/SAFe journey with pilot projects. The results were amazing and with the currently learning from the pilots, the organization is running 25+ deployments within. The journey has started and Agile release trains are delivering periodic value to our customers at defined frequencies.

    Background Objective/Challenge

    Product quality, consistent & predictive delivery and quicker time to market are the key challenges the organization is trying to address today. Continuous Innovation is constrained due to the above issues and hence there is need to find a new way of product development which can meet the dynamic business needs, foster people engagement and deliver meaningful products to the world.

    Target

    ScaledAgile has been used as a framework for product development across the organization global. The whole organization is undergoing a transformation from waterfall way of working to the SAFe agile way of working and roadmap is till 2019.

    Agile Initiative

    The Framework used for the transformation can be summarized into 4 major steps

    1. Develop products in the Agile way with focus on Basic Agile practices (Scrum)
    2. Establish Product Ownership with focus on Enabling Scaling aspects (SAFe practices)
    3. Establish a release pipeline with continuous integration (supported by Automation)
    4. Adopt a DevOps Culture with focus on Continuous delivery (to production environment)


    This includes a comprehensive diagnosis of the various business processes, agile practices and behavior, engineering practices, delivery maturity and recommendations for the transition. A coaching and tooling plan is also an outcome of the diagnostics.

     Measurable Impact

    • Predictable Releases to customers (hitting the market with features every three months with features and business criticial bugs with less than 2 weeks with all the regulatory compliance)
    • Capitalization
    • Feature planned vs Feature delivered per program increment > 80%lose
    • Defect reduction co t 45%
    • Team velocity – Baseline vs actual.
    • Very high sense of ownership and high levels of engagement

    Transformation team Profile

    Global team

    • Agile Capability program manager -1 FTE
    • Agile Deployment Program Management – 1 FTE
    • Communication expert – 1 FTE (Today we are 0/1)
    • Coordination - 1 FTE
    • Enterprise Agile Coaches – 16 (Today we are 9 /16)

     

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    Agile Economics: Contracts, Budgets, Capitalization

    Pavel Dabrytski
    Pavel Dabrytski
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    How much does one story point cost? Is Sprint 0 an expense or an asset? Can you run Scrum with a fixed-cost contract? Agile challenges the existing approach to financial aspects of running projects: i.e. budgeting, forecasting, financial planning and vendor contracts.

    Applying new financial models becomes increasingly important for larger organisations adopting Agile. While they are going through an Agile transformation, they also need to maintain transparent financial governance and reporting. Shareholders would not be too excited about messy Annual Financial Statements.

    Join me if you would like to know more about Agile Economics. No financial degree is required and all the content explained in plain English with plenty of pictures!

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    The Disciplined Agile Enterprise: Harmonizing Agile and Lean

    Scott Ambler
    Scott Ambler
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Keynote
    Advanced

    An agile enterprise increases value through effective execution and delivery in a timely and reactive manner. Such organizations do this by streamlining the flow of information, ideas, decision making, and work throughout the overall business process all the while improving the quality of the process and business outcomes.   This talk describes, step-by-step, how to evolve from today’s vision of agile software development to a truly disciplined agile enterprise. It argues for the need for a more disciplined approach to agile delivery that provides a solid foundation from which to scale. It then explores what it means to scale disciplined agile strategies tactically at the project/product level and strategically across your IT organization as a whole. Your disciplined agile IT strategy, along with a lean business strategy, are key enablers of a full-fledged disciplined agile enterprise. 

  • Ravi Kumar
    Ravi Kumar
    schedule 1 year ago
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    60 mins
    Panel
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    Most transition or transformation involving a large scale has been lead by initiatives supported by change groups. Agile has been no different as most large organisations has invested into Agile CoEs to enable the change. The question however remains are the Agile CoEs effective in brining about the desired change. The panel discussion will attempt in understanding the challenges and various ways in which organisations are dealing with them to overcome them.

     

    Panelists:

    1. Arvind Rathore: Head of Agile Transformation -  Societe Generale
    2. Rani Malli: Senior Director, Business Transformation  - Philips Software
    3. Nagendra Kumar: Agile Change Agent -  McAfee

     

    Moderator & Devil’s Advocate: Ravi Kumar

  • Fabiola Eyholzer
    Fabiola Eyholzer
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    Inspired, empowered, and engaged people are the heart and soul of Agile – and HR.

    Transforming your organization into an agile enterprise is no small deed. And it does not matter where you are on your way towards embracing agility on all levels. There will be a time when you need to align your people solutions with the mindset and demands of agile people and organizations. We will talk about how to turn your Human Resources into Agile People Operations and boost your agility. 

    Join this session to

    • gain valuable insights into the world of Human Resource Management
    • recognize the impact of Agile HR practices through stories and examples
    • discover why Agile needs HR and vice versa
    • learn about People solutions in Agile Enterprises
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    The Nexus - Scaled Professional Scrum workshop

    Steve Porter
    Steve Porter
    Hiren Doshi
    Hiren Doshi
    schedule 1 year ago
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    960 mins
    Workshop
    Advanced

    In the Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) Workshop, you will simulate a large software development project using the Nexus Framework. Through this hands-on case study, you'll learn over 40 practices to reduce complexity and dependencies at scale. You will leave with the knowledge and tools necessary to scale Scrum to deliver an Integrated Increment every Sprint.This experience will help you understand the techniques, philosophies, and challenges that Ken Schwaber and Scrum.org have learned through years of formulating and coaching Scrum projects in enterprises.

    This experience will help you understand the techniques, philosophies, and challenges that Ken Schwaber and Scrum.org have learned through years of formulating and coaching Scrum projects in enterprises.

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    Rise and Downfall of a Large Scale Scrum Implementation

    Michael Chik
    Michael Chik
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    We were at the forefront of scaling Scrum and Agile. Past tense. This talk will explore lessons learnt, and how to increase the probability of success for your scaling efforts.

    To be clear, this is a failure story. However, failure inevitably leads to learning. And I would very much like to share my learnings with the wider agile-community.

    This talk is divided into the following sections:

    • How we implemented Large Scale Scrum and were proud of it
    • What we tried that went well and you should try, too
    • Things we tried that didn't work - but may work for you
    • What we tried that failed - and you shouldn't try either
    • General advice on what to look for in scaling frameworks
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