Conference archive

Agile Dev West 2016 - Scaling Agile

Thursday, June 9

Tom Weinberger
Blue Agility, LLC

Which Agile Scaling Framework Is Best?

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Choice can be a wonderful thing—when you’re buying a car and research abounds to help you decide. But when selecting the best agile scaling framework for your organization, choice can be downright intimidating and costly. SAFe, Scrum of Scrums, DAD, LeSS, or SSwS? There is a lot at stake. With many scaling frameworks to choose from, you’re probably questioning what each brings to the table. How can we assess which will result in the best outcome? What selection criteria should we use? Join Tom Weinberger as he shares expert insights, comparing and contrasting the capabilities of the most...

David Hussman

Scaling, Spreading, and Succeeding: When to Do What and Why

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

More and more large organizations are adopting agile methods. As they do, many are adding more process than needed and are not stopping to work out what level of process will actually help their products or projects. David Hussman discusses the use of agile methods on large programs and small teams at large organizations like Disney, Target, Siemens, and others. David uses real-world experiences as examples for teaching concrete ideas about when scale is needed and not, as well as how to generally spread lasting agility that is based on concrete measures of success. Be warned: You will be...

Julie Urban
Jeff Byron

Going Agile at Scale: A Mindset Transformation of Global Proportions

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

How do you successfully transform 700 people working on one product? The answer: Give them ownership. Value people over process. This requires that leaders learn how and when to step back—and when to step up. In the past eight years, the Veritas NetBackup organization had tried three agile transformations: two unsuccessful and one showing promise. The key difference has been the transformation of the leaders, helping teams take ownership rather than focusing only on artifacts and ceremonies. What did the leaders learn—and how? Julie Urban and Jeff Byron describe NetBackup’s transformation...