Scaling Agile across Distributed Multi-Vendored Environment
Many organizations are moving away from traditional style of software development. Though Agile practices are injected in the Enterprise after initial study , assessments and POC's, However, to reap the real benefits of Agile , it is important to have them successfully scaled across the distributed geographies and also have the whole organization transformed towards core agility. This is where the major bumps occur, as the organizations come out of their comfort zone and move towards a new world of Agility. It gets little more complex with multiple vendors and global distribution across different time-zones.
Me and Anand are working as Agile Coaches in a similar MNC Banking IT environment and would like to share our experience on How we are transitioning a huge traditional program towards better Agility , as Global Banks are leveraging Technology for enhanced Customer Experience to deliver Business value. They are moving away from transaction driven operations to enriched user experience and hence, there is a need of incorporating faster feedback, quick turn around and continuous value delivery to be ahead in the competition. This is where the need of core agility comes in place and its a mix of science , art and common sense. Our talk will take you through a journey.....
Outline/structure of the Session
Speakers Introduction 2 min
Base Foundation - Banking Organizations - 5 min
Agile Wave Challenges in Transformation - 10 min
People Factor - 10 mins
Best Practices - Tools & Technology - 5 mins
Agile Delivery Model - 5 min
Experience Sharing - 10 min
Q & A
- Agile Transformation in Huge Banking Enterprises
- Agile functioning in multi-vendor Environment
- Human Factor in Being Agile
- People Dynamics
- Organizational Boundaries in Agile Adoption and how to overcome them
- Collobaration Factors
- BDD,TDD, CI - Engineering Practices
- Merging Horizontal teams in cross-functional teams
Product Owners, Agile Practitioners, Coaches, Delivery Heads, Scrum Masters
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