• Richard Knaster
    Richard Knaster
    schedule 2 years ago
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    60 mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    In this introductory talk, Richard Knaster (Principal Contributor to the Scaled Agile Framework) discusses how to “Be Agile”, “Scale Up”, “Stay Lean” and “Have more Fun” with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).   SAFe is a publicly–accessible knowledge base of proven Lean and Agile practices for enterprise-class software development. Richard approaches the problem from the perspectives of Lean thinking and principles of product development flow, illustrating how these core principles help deliver business results at scale, while keeping the development system—and the enterprise—lean and able to responsive rapidly to changing market needs. In addition, enterprises applying the framework have been getting better results, and since winning is more fun, Richard will also describe some of the positive changes to corporate culture that occur when an enterprise is experiencing success with Scaled Lean- Agile methods.

    Scrum, XP, Kanban and related methods have been proven to provide step changes in productivity and quality for software teams. However, these methods do not have the native constructs necessary to scale to the enterprise. What the Industry needs is a solution that moves from a set of simplistic, disparate, development-centric methods, to a scalable, unified approach that addresses the complex constructs and additional stakeholders in the organization—and enables realization of enterprise-class product or service initiatives via aligned and cooperative solution development.

     

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    Agile Pushback: Change is hard. Changing to Agile is Harder.

    Katy Saulpaugh
    Katy Saulpaugh
    schedule 2 years ago
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    30 mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Adopting Agile enables an organization or team to fundamentally change their operating ethos, empower team members and improve project outcomes - and yet those advocating that organization change to Agile are repeatedly confronted with “Agile pushback,” because it “will be too hard,” or say, because “it has always been done this way.”

    How can you use Change Management to help organizations embrace change and make successful Agile adoption?  The key to overcoming the Agile pushback and successfully adopting Agile is the intentional engagement of the 4Cs of Change management – Coaching, Commitment Culture and Communication.

    • COACHING: Using change management as a tool to deepen relationships that help you and the organization leads understand the steeped organizational concerns. This will simultaneously address the core concerns and pushback and while formulating Agile champions.
    • COMMITMENT: Engaging the team will increase commitment to the shift to Agile through a clearly defined mutual understanding of the opportunity of Agile.
    • CULTURE: Aversion to organization change of any size is often rooted in individual concern -- using change management to provide the organization that the change will not be easy but the outcomes will benefit reduce the self-concern and helping the culture understand the4 Agile will empower the culture
    • COMMUNICATION: Agile implementation, like Change Management, is based on intentional communication that clearly articulates roles and expectations – eliminating waste and inefficiency.

     

    Katy Saulpaugh shares her experience, successes and challenges when helping government and nongovernment organizations eliminate Agile pushback and increase Agile adoption. Katy will share case studies from both the public and private sector providing attendees with concepts, methods and change management tools that defeat Agile pushback and easily transfer to a current project or a future Agile adoption.

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    Achieving Enduring Agile Success in Large Organizations

    Scott Richardson
    Scott Richardson
    schedule 2 years ago
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    60 mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    Achieving lasting success with Agile in a large organization, division, or enterprise can be a challenge given many competing demands on priorities, budget, and mind-share.  Corporate culture and interests at different levels in the organization can also make it difficult to retain the early advantages that Agile brings.  How can leaders throughout an organization ensure that Agile is adopted organization-wide and that these benefits will endure?

    In this talk we will share the experiences of a large and rapid adoption of Agile at the enterprise scale in corporate America.  With focus primarily on executive and senior leadership levels, we will identify specific Agile transformation methods that worked successfully in bringing about stunningly rapid Agile adoption across a large enterprise-wide IT organization, and we will contrast these with less successful management techniques that did not achieve the same results.  You will leave with a clear understanding of the critical elements that senior leaders and Agile sponsors can employ to achieve breakthrough Agile adoption and enduring value in your organization.

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