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Dean Leffingwell

Leffingwell, LLC

A renowned methodologist, author, coach, entrepreneur, and executive, Dean Leffingwell founded Requisite, Inc., which was acquired by Rational Software. As a vice president at Rational (now part of IBM), Dean’s responsibilities included the Rational Unified Process. As chief methodologist at Rally Software, he worked with large enterprises to achieve the business benefits of agility by helping to define and implement the tooling and practices needed to support large-scale agile development. Dean is the author of Agile Software Requirements, Scaling Software Agility, and Managing Software Requirements. His most recent project is the Scaled Agile Framework ( which describes a comprehensive system for scaling lean and agile practices to the largest software enterprises.

Speaker Presentations
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 12:45pm
Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way: Scaling Agile Development

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.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Scaling Agile Up to the Enterprise and Staying Lean SOLD OUT!

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.