Conference archive

Agile Dev West 2016 - Agile for the Enterprise

Sunday, June 5

Bob Payne

Leading SAFe–SAFe Agilist Certification Training (2-Day)

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 8:30am to Monday, June 6, 2016 - 5:00pm

Monday, June 6

Tricia Broderick
Agile For All

Fostering Sustained Agility

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Has your team been struggling to become one of those high-performing teams that you were assured it would be if you started doing agile? Are your teams stuck on the agile transformation plateau? Most organizations start off strong in their transformation toward an agile mindset, successfully implementing team practices such as sprints and stand-ups but often a plateau or even a slip back occurs. Why? Because many leaders do not focus on fostering sustained agility―that is, creating an overall environment that influences individuals and teams...

Tuesday, June 7

David Hussman

Producing Products and Coaching Agility: Making Agile Practices Matter

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Are you an agile practitioner who wants to take agility to the next level? Are you looking to gain real value from agile instead of simply more talk? Even though many are using agile methods, not all are seeing big returns on their investment. David Hussman shares his experiences and describes a short assessment that you can use to identify both strengths and weaknesses in your use of agile methods. Creating an assessment helps you look at the processes you are using, examine why you are using them, and determine whether they provide real value. This assessment guides you through the rest...

Wednesday, June 8

Mike Cottmeyer
LeadingAgile, LLC

Three Things You MUST Know to Transform into an Agile Enterprise

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

The farther we go down the path of scaled agile transformation, the more we learn that adding process and complexity can only take us so far. At some point, size and complexity are going limit our ability to be truly agile, and we must move toward greater organizational simplicity. The challenge is that large organizations are often complex and usually anything but simple. Most agile transformations start by either ignoring the complexity inherent in the system or by wrapping complexity in planning constructs that may help in the short run but ultimately doom your business agility. Mike...


Why Agile Works—and How to Screw It Up!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Agile practices can be the easy part of agile. It’s getting people into the agile mindset that can be a real challenge. Do you have a team member who doesn’t quite support agile or someone who’s playing along but not really committed? One step toward obtaining real commitment is a better understanding of why agile works, why it is different, and when it is the right approach. In this fast moving session, Perry Reinert provides a fun look at some of the theory that gets to the core of why agile works. Yes, we really can use the words fun and theory in the same sentence. Combining parts of...

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...

Dan Rawsthorne
3Back, LLC

Scaling Scrum with Scrum™ (SSwS): A Universal Framework

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

Scrum is a simple framework allowing a single team, working from a single backlog, to maximize the value it delivers to its stakeholders. Unfortunately, your organization probably has more than one team and more than one backlog—but you still need to maximize the value to your stakeholders. You need Scrum, but how do you scale it for your organization? Dan Rawsthorne proposes Scale Scrum with Scrum™; tie your organization’s development scrum teams together with Leadership Teams and Coordination Teams. These are scrum teams that assure that each development team has a backlog, that the...