When charting new territory–-enterprise-scale Agile–-traditional roadmaps only take you so far. When landscapes change in weeks, product management must find a way to reconcile sprint plans and backlogs from multiple teams with longer-term product direction. David Wilby, SVP of Products at Borland, shares how his teams tackled the roadmap challenge during Borland’s Agile transformation. He’ll cover how roadmaps became a barrier to scaling Agile, how his teams adopted Agile roadmapping, the challenges, and the impact the new practices have had on Borland’s Agile transformation.
As Development VP, Rich Sheridan transformed his organization by adopting radical co-location and XP practices. Rich will share the history of this transformation including the tactics he used in selling this idea to his peers, his CEO, the Directors, and ultimately his team members. Rich now runs a software design and development company that was built from the ground up with an Agile culture and Agile processes. As the CEO of this company, Rich routinely has to sell customer executives on why they will realize business value from practices such as unit testing and paired-programming.
In this session, we offer a synthesis of several bodies of thought that address processes, people, technology, change and leadership within the context of a large agile transition. While the competencies of agile development are well developed, the exploration and leveraging of other research on systemic change offers real insight to the complex organizational task of sustaining agile processes. We intend to fuse such research with our own experiences leading substantial agile transformations, to help senior leaders gain powerful new tools for leading their own agile transitions.