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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
Half-day Tutorials

Scaling, Spreading, and Succeeding: When to Do What and Why Prior Year Content

More and more large organizations are adopting agile methods. As they do, many are  not focused on what level of process will help and are adding more process than needed. David Hussman describes the use of agile methods on large programs and small teams in large organizations including Disney, Target, Siemens, and others. David uses real-world experiences to teach concrete ideas of when scale is needed or not, as well as how to spread lasting agility that is based on concrete measures of success. Be warned—you will be participating. So come prepared with one or more situations where you would like to see agile methods spread throughout your organization or scaled to address the production challenges of a large system or process. Working in pairs and small groups, learn how to apply less process with more value, being mindful that large groups working on a single effort need disciplined practices to synchronize, validate, and promote real and lasting agility. Please come with your questions, experiences, and skepticism (the latter is always welcome).

David Hussman
David Hussman, DevJam

Working with companies of all sizes worldwide, David Hussman teaches and coaches the adoption of agile methods as powerful delivery tools. Sometimes he pairs with developers and testers; other times he helps plan and create product roadmaps. David often works with leadership groups to pragmatically use agile methods to foster innovation and a competitive business advantage. Prior to working as a full-time coach, he spent years building software in the audio, biometrics, medical, financial, retail, and education sectors. David now leads DevJam, a company composed of agile collaborators. As mentors and practitioners, DevJam ( focuses on agility as a tool to help people and companies improve their software production skills.

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