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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Agile Leadership

Transforming the Large Organization

Transforming software development across geographic locations in a large company is difficult. But Nationwide Insurance found a way to successfully implement more than forty agile teams in multiple locations around the United States using their internal Application Development Center. Sara McClintock explains what worked for Nationwide: using Scrum practices, including creating standard work, and lean techniques, using tools such as A3s. Sara provides insight into some of the challenges Nationwide faced and shares some things they should have avoided. With the continued success that Nationwide has experienced in the Application Development Center in the past three years, the company has decided to continue with an Enterprise Transformation that will move their IT organization into full agile software development as they plan, build, and run projects across the company. The goal is to increase productivity, quality, and speed to market using Scrum, XP, lean, and CMMI practices and techniques.

Sara McClintock, Nationwide

Sara McClintock, IT Director at Nationwide Insurance, has been specializing in transforming the ways development teams create and manage software for one of the largest insurance companies.  Sara has helped to scale Agile across multiple locations, including the start up in their Des Moines Iowa location.  Nationwide is leading the industry in Agile Transformation using Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean and was one of the first companies to become CMMI Level 3 certified using Agile practices and techniques.  She has over 20 years of experience in the IT indust

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