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    Beyond “Easy Agile”: How to Overcome the Challenges of Adopting Agile in Established Enterprises

    Scott Ambler
    Scott Ambler
    schedule 3 months ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Many agile methods and strategies are geared towards small teams working in reasonably straightforward situations. That’s great work if you can get it. Most organizations that are adopting agile today have been in operations for decades and sometimes centuries. They are typically dealing with significant investments in legacy systems and processes that won’t go away any time soon. They have an existing culture that is usually not-as-agile as it could be and an organization structure that puts up many roadblocks to collaboration. Their staff members are often overly specialized and many people do not have skills in agile software development techniques, and there are many thoughts as to what needs to be done to improve things, the adoption of agile being one of many. This is certainly not the startup company environment that we keep hearing about.

     

    In this keynote presentation Scott Ambler reviews the challenges faced by established enterprises when transforming to agile and what enterprise agile means in practice. He then overviews the Disciplined Agile (DA) framework, a pragmatic and context-sensitive approach to enterprise agile, working through how it addresses the realities faced by modern organizations. Scott then works through advice for transforming your enterprise to become more agile, including the people-process-tools triad and the skills and experience required of enterprise agile team coaches and executive agile coaches. He ends with an overview of proven strategies for adopting agile in less-than-ideal environments

     

     

  • Jutta Eckstein
    Jutta Eckstein
    John Buck
    John Buck
    schedule 3 months ago
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    480 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Today companies are expected to be flexible and both rapidly responsive and resilient to change, which basically asks them to be Agile. Yet, doing Agile (the mechanics) is different from being Agile (the mindset). The mindset lets you apply flexible Agile patterns not only for software development teams but for whole company. In this workshop, we will examine what being Agile really means and how it can be implemented by combining principles from the Agile Manifesto, Sociocracy, Beyond Budgeting, and Open Space. We’ll draw on everyone’s experiences to show the path to transforming our companies into agile enterprises - from Board to janitor, offering concrete tools and methods that participants can apply right away.

     

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    Two Dimensions Of Agile At Scale: How To Make The Most Of Your Agile Transformation

    Kurt Bittner
    Kurt Bittner
    schedule 6 months ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    Many organizations have achieved sufficient success at the single team level with Agile approaches like Scrum that they want to bring Agile to their entire enterprise. They want to reap the benefits of Agile across their whole organization, but they struggle with where to start and how to sustain the change. Scaling Agility has two dimensions: scaling horizontally, across large numbers of teams, and scaling vertically, integrating the work of multiple teams into a single product. Focusing on both dimensions enables organizations to achieve sustainable change by solving 3 main challenges: achieving consistency and the right Agile culture across teams without dictating behaviors, fostering the right interactions between Agile and non-Agile teams when there are dependencies between them, and adapting Agile approaches to deliver products that require a team-of-teams approach. 

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    Scaling Agile - Your Challenges => Potential Solutions

    Dave Thomas
    Dave Thomas
    schedule 3 weeks ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    This is a workshop where we will seek to respond to challenges of attendees with respect to Scaling Agile development.  We begin with a quick discussion of transitioning to Lean and Agile in the Large to provide a common context. We then open the discussion for participants to bring forward their challenges. We vote on the challenges and then discuss them starting with the ones with the highest votes.  We time box the discussion of each challenge so we can deal with as many as possible.  Examples which may be discussed.

    Transition Planning; Agile Maturity; Agile in a Legacy; Agile with Enterprise Vendors; Estimation in the Larger; Envisioning; Architecture and Design; Testing; Nonfunctional Requirements; Feature Teams versus Component Teams; Agile Database/BI; Portfolio Planning; Management and Technical Ladders; Metrics; Automation of Testing and Deployment....

    Bring your challenges.

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