Conference Presentations

SAFe Integration Patterns: Scaling with Continuous Collaboration

“Going agile” at a fifty-person startup is easy; at a 5,000 person ISV it’s impressive; and in a Fortune 500 company it’s often a nightmare. At large scale, the sheer number of legacy systems, stakeholder specific tools, and governance processes can turn even a simple agile deployment...

Jeff Downs, Tasktop Technologies
Cloud-Based, Automated Mobile App Testing for the Enterprise

Mobile applications are now a required component of enterprise operations, with both consumers and workers relying on mobile technologies for communications and productivity. To ensure a functional, secure, and worthwhile mobile experience, enterprises must stay abreast of growing...

Joe Schulz, Orasi Software
Integrating Agile and Traditional Projects in the Enterprise

Is your organization using agile on some projects and classic waterfall on others? Are you concerned with integrating your agile projects into your current PMO, tool, and reporting structure? Are you afraid you might require two totally separate approaches? Steve Caseley believes you can...

Steve Caseley, Sensei Project Solutions
Implement an Enterprise Performance Test Process

Suddenly, application performance is important to your business, and you have been given the budget to improve it. You’re in a hurry because customers are complaining or because you expect jumps in transaction volume and your application needs to scale quickly. Do you know where to start?

Ryan Riehle, InCycle Software
A Holistic View of Complex Systems and Organizational Change

One of the most misunderstood concepts in the agile community, complexity is often used to explain why we can’t predict anything or why there are no rules we can follow. Ironically, it is exactly this attitude that allows complexity to work against us. Al Shalloway discusses the true...

Al Shalloway, Net Objectives
Agility at Scale: WebSphere’s Agile Transformation

In today's rapidly changing environment, organizations—both large and small—must quickly respond to shifting market requirements to remain competitive. To be successful, many are adopting agile development and continuous delivery methodologies to deliver software quickly, while keeping...

Susan Hanson, IBM Software Group
Making Agile Work—with Eleven Product Owners

Small companies that have been highly successful delivering software often struggle as they grow larger and their software needs to grow with them. They must learn to manage multiple technology platforms and multiple releases while dealing with the associated roadmaps and...

Neal Huffman, Apex Capital Corp.
The Agile PMO: Right Work, Right Time, Right People

One of the core functions of a PMO is to help an organization standardize efficient processes to select and execute strategic projects. Unfortunately, many PMOs are finding themselves struggling to justify their own existence. In a recent survey, more than half of the respondents reported...

Heather Fleming, Gilt Groupe, and Justin Riservato, Gilt Groupe
Assessing Agile Engineering Practices

Organizations are often reluctant to adopt the more challenging agile engineering practices—first seen together in Extreme Programming and later adopted by the Scrum Alliance as the Scrum Developer Practices. These practices are difficult to implement and sustain, and the benefits are...

Rob Myers, Agile Institute
Executives’ Influence on Agile: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The evidence is in—and it's compelling. Well-executed agile practices can shorten software project schedules by 30 percent while cutting defects by 75 percent. However, many organizations struggle with agile adoption. And some of these struggles can be attributed to the...

Steve Davi, Synacor


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