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MK Disciplined Agile Delivery: Extending Scrum to the Enterprise
Scott Ambler, Scott W. Ambler + Associates
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 1:00pm

Going far beyond the limits of a team approach to agile, Scott Ambler explores a disciplined, full-lifecycle methodology for agile software delivery. In this interactive hands-on session, learn how to initiate a large-scale agile project, exploring ways to extend Scrum's value-driven development approach to include both value and risk in the equation. Discover project governance practices that will increase your team's chance of success.

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MN An Introduction to SAFe: The Scaled Agile Framework NEW
Ken Pugh, Net Objectives
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 1:00pm

Many organizations have achieved agility at the team level only to be unable to achieve it across teams. The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) provides both a vision and method for how to achieve this. SAFe is the first documented framework that can be used to scale agile throughout an organization. It is a combination of lean, kanban, and Scrum—lean to provide a context for an organization, kanban to manage the flow of projects, and Scrum to provide agile at the team level. Beginning with an introduction to lean and kanban, Ken Pugh explains why they are required for agile at scale.

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Concurrent Sessions

AW5 Agile Success with Scrum: It’s All about the People
Bob Hartman, Agile For All
Michael Vizdos, Vizdos Enterprises, LLC
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 2:15pm

Is it possible to be doing everything Scrum says to do and still fail horribly? Unfortunately, the answer is yes—and teams do it every day. To many, Scrum means concentrating on the meetings and artifacts, and making sure the roles all do their jobs. Bob Hartman and Michael Vizdos explore why success with Scrum means understanding the people who do the work and giving them the tools and environment to do their best in a meaningful way.

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AT4 Lean Startup Tools for Scrum Product Owners
Arlen Bankston, LitheSpeed
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:15am

In just a few years, the Lean Startup movement has gained influence by promoting a powerful but simple agile product management toolset—one that complements agile software development approaches such as Scrum and kanban. Arlen Bankston explores the tools and techniques product owners at startup companies and others are employing today for project visioning, experimental design, evaluating new feature impact, prototyping, split testing, and gaining early customer feedback.

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