Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way – Agile Transformation from Start to Scale
Today’s most successful organisations have discovered that to reap the major benefits of Agile and Lean development they must understand how to move from single team implementation to scaled Agile. This requires a carefully crafted plan and structure along with diligent leadership. In this presentation, Dean Leffingwell, author and creator of the Scaled Agile Framework™, will use real-world examples to explain how this scaled approach can make the difference between reaping the benefits of Agile or suffering from disconnected and ineffective efforts.
Dean is an entrepreneur, executive, author and consulting methodologist who provides agile transformation consulting services to large software enterprises. Recently, Dean was founder and CEO of consumer marketing identity company, ProQuo, Inc. He also served as chief methodologist to Rally Software where he focused on the application of agile development methods to large scale software development. Formerly, Dean served as Sr. Vice President to Rational Software (now IBM’s Rational Division), where his responsibilities included development and commercialization of the Rational Unified Process (RUP), ClearQuest, RequisitePro and the company’s methodology and product training courses. Dean has been a student, coach and author of contemporary software development and management practices throughout his career. His most recent book, Agile Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise, was published by Addison-Wesley in January of 2011. This book provides practical, agile approaches to managing software requirements for teams and teams of teams, as well as practices that scale to the full enterprise architecture and portfolio level. His prior book, Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises, focuses on the application of agile methods to large, distributed development organizations. He is also the lead author of the text Managing Software Requirements: First and Second Editions also from Addison-Wesley.