Agility at scale: How to expand agile methodologies to the whole enterprise
Scrum has been up and running for 25 years! Also Kanban teams, and a wide variety of agile teams successfully populate the industry. We did a terrific job breaking down silos and increasing value delivery for some products, projects, services with a few hundred employees.Now that we are moving one step ahead, what about business agility?
We are now in dire need of introducing agility across complete organizations, so that thousands of employees can jump onto the agility bandwagon.Can we conjure up the perfect scaling framework together?
Almudena Rodríguez Pardo, Business Agility Consultant, will give us a rough overview of the various existing methods for agility at scale. Furthermore, we will go through some of the most common pitfalls and challenges when scaling agility. Last but not least, Almudena will present some guidelines we should take into consideration when expanding agility in organizations with a large number of employees.
“DevOps Strategy: Let’s put an end to the ‘war of roses’” Conference Agile Serbia 2020
Automate everything! is the message continuous delivery drivers broadcast… and this is great! Continuous deployment is playing an essential and decisive role in the world of software development. DevOps, as a fundamental strategy for continuous delivery, is not an option anymore!
However, what we should not overlook is, the key role people play as automation enablers. Specially when it comes to complex DevOps scenarios, the recipe for success is the intensive collaboration of all ‘Dev’ and ‘Ops’ parties involved. Here management support is essential in order to break traditional rivalry between departments, where we are often facing a legacy close to a ‘war of roses’.
Now, even if business acknowledges the advantages of agile methodologies as support for a DevOps strategy, is there really a buy-in from executive management when it comes to knowledge sharing, cross-functionality and self-organization among employees? Are we ready to break the silos within our organizations?
Beyond the Hype Defining Requirements in Scaled Agile Approaches with Almudena Rodriguez Pardo
Agile Tour London 2019
Introduccion to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Demystifying Requirements Handling – Business Experiences at REWE Digital
Con.Ect Business Academy in Vienna,
For most of the digital retail companies, classical requirements management is completely in the hands of the customer or the business analysts. Development teams mostly implement solutions based on predefined design, but they hardly contribute
to define what is the problem we are trying to solve. With the introduction of Agile methodologies, the development teams have become key players when it comes to gathering and evaluating customers’ demands. In this talk we will see how one of the successful German digital retailers, REWE Digital, is demystifying the old requirement management process and evolving towards an Agile approach.