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Agile for the Enterprise


K2 Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way: Scaling Agile Development
Dean Leffingwell, Leffingwell, LLC
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 12:45pm

Tired of the claims that Scrum, XP, and kanban don’t scale beyond a few teams? Overwhelmed by management’s resistance to the organizational changes needed to really follow agile principles? Concerned with the lack of proven practices required to scale agile methods to the next level? Exploring the Scaled Agile Framework™, Dean Leffingwell dispels these claims and answers these questions—and more.

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MB SOLD OUT! Agile Release Planning, Metrics, and Retrospectives
Michael Mah, QSM Associates, Inc.
Mon, 06/03/2013 - 8:30am

How do you compare the productivity and quality you achieve with agile practices with that of traditional waterfall projects? Join Michael Mah to learn about both agile and waterfall metrics and how these metrics behave in real projects. Learn how to use your own data to move from sketches on a whiteboard to create agile project trends on productivity, time-to-market, and defect rates. Using recent, real-world case studies, Michael offers a practical, expert view of agile measurement, showing you these metrics in action on retrospectives and release estimation and planning.

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MK Agile Model-Driven Development
Scott Ambler, Scott W. Ambler + Associates
Mon, 06/03/2013 - 1:00pm

In this interactive session, Scott Ambler explores a vitally important, nitty-gritty, down-in-the-weeds aspect of agile—how to take an agile model-driven development (AMDD) approach to enhance and scale your software delivery capabilities. Correctly applied, AMDD enhances your modeling and documentation efforts, streamlines agile development, and reduces false starts and rework.

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TK SOLD OUT! Scaling Agile Up to the Enterprise and Staying Lean
Dean Leffingwell, Leffingwell, LLC
Tue, 06/04/2013 - 1:00pm

Scaling agile from the team to the program to the portfolio level of the enterprise requires the inclusion of additional roles—product manager and system architect; activities—release planning and program retrospectives; and artifacts—portfolio and program visions and backlogs. Practitioners must constantly increase scale and scope, while keeping both the system and the process lean and agile.

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Concurrent Sessions

BW3 Implementing Cloud-Based DevOps for Distributed Agile Projects
Thomas Stiehm, Coveros, Inc.
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 10:15am

Cloud-based development, delivery, and deployment environments are the future of IT operations. Thomas Stiehm shares the hard-learned lessons of setting up and running cloud-based solutions that implement DevOps for geographically distributed agile projects. Thomas describes how to best leverage the cloud to enable your teams to use it effectively. Learn why cloud software delivery is different from traditional software delivery environments, and how to optimize your platform and team to get the most out of the cloud.

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AW6 How to Jumpstart Enterprise Agile Adoption
Alan Padula, Intuit
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 2:15pm

Want to get a jumpstart on agile adoption in your organization? Begin by leveraging a roadmap that Intuit has used for rolling out enterprise agile to its business units. While there is no single way to bring enterprise agile into your organization, Alan Padula describes a model that has worked repeatedly. The important first step is to create a vision of what full agile adoption looks like. Once a rich vision is created describing what people will be doing and how they will be doing it, create a roadmap, a time-sequenced plan with milestones.

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AW10 The Evolution of Agile: Dealing with the Growing Pains
Jonathan Thorpe, Serena Software
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 3:45pm

Agile development has evolved into a lifecycle that not only affects the IT department but the overall business as well. Forward-thinking enterprises recognize this and benefit from the software efficiency that agile development delivers. Through real-world examples, Jonathan Thorpe explains how enterprises can improve their agile success. Discover how successful global enterprises are applying the principles of agile development beyond just software development to a level where it affects entire business groups.

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AT2 Enterprise Lean-Agile: It’s More Than Scrum
Jeff Marr, Cisco
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:15am

Introducing agile development into a large enterprise is like creating a bubble of sanity in the midst of bedlam. Unless the sanity spreads, the effort is ultimately frustrating, frustrated—and fails. Jeff Marr describes the web of the enterprise ecosystem and presents strategies to build a common agile and lean vocabulary and set of practices within your organization.

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