For the last 15+ years, I have worked in all forms of software development environments/frameworks cutting across multiple domains for different organisations. From all of them, I cannot forget my time at one particular organisation. She was my British lady. British Telecom. In short, BT.

BT moved into agile space in 2004 and has evolved over time. This presentation covers my time at BT (mainly BT Global Services) as a consultant via Virtusa Corporation. During the presentation, I will focus on

  • BT's journey in moving to agile
  • How big was the agile delivery at BT GS (42 components,1500+, ~10 countries)
  • Story breakdown structure at BT (Demand, CE, Solution, Component, Engineering)
  • Flow in release train (CA, CFT, RP, Develop/CIT, E2ET, UAT, DR, GoLive, Warranty)

which I will also touch on

  • HLD/LLD's at enterprise delivery
  • ROM estimation
  • SFIA rating
  • Function points
  • Managing funding for agile teams
  • Delivery tracking/reporting in agile teams
  • Environment for different stages
  • ASG and LCS teams

BT's agile delivery process has its own pros and cons. But for a company to move from more than 1 year to deliver a concept to less than 90 days is a massive achievement. At the end of the presentation, I am sure the listeners will take away the benefits of BT's agile delivery process into their organisation

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • BT's journey in moving to agile
  • How big was the agile delivery (42 components,1500+, ~10 countries)
  • Story breakdown structure at BT (Demand, CE, Solution, Component, Engineering)
  • Flow in release trains (CA, FT, RP, Iterations, E2ET, UAT, DR, GoLive, Warranty)
    • Each stage will be described in detail

Learning Outcome

Business agility in large enterprises

Target Audience

Large enterprise agile owners and practitioners

Prerequisites for Attendees

Worked/working for a large enterprise level organisation practising agile methodology

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