110 The Joys and Perils of Transitioning to Agile
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, October 25
Management and Strategy
In 2001, Kent Beck and others created the Agile Manifesto to address the high failure rate of projects. Since then, many companies have adopted agile principles but have struggled with the real-world challenges. Despite this change, a large number of projects still fail. The reality is, many companies talk agile, but application varies—standard techniques exist but may not be followed for good business reasons. It may be cool to be “doing agile,” but it’s just not that easy to transition.
In this session, you’ll learn about tips and approaches to making the transition to agile smooth and effective. You’ll identify strategies that must be adapted to fit your company culture, and you will explore hybrid agile applications. You’ll then triage projects to determine what methodology, including agile, is best for each project. You’ll also identify the characteristics that good agile team members, including scrum masters and product managers, must have in order for agile to deliver value to the organization.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to identify and prioritize the 12 principles of agile for your organization
- How to create a transition plan to move from top-down methods to agile-ish methods
- How to determine key accountabilities for people who perform agile roles
- How to contrast the theory and real practice to find solutions that are appropriate for your unique organization
Novice to intermediate designers, developers, project managers, managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.) who are aware of agile and have participated in projects using agile and other methods.
Director of Learning Services
Russell Martin & Associates, a Moser company
Lou Russell is a director of learning services at Russell Martin & Associates, a Moser company. As an executive consultant, speaker, and author, she channels her passion to create growth in companies by growing their people. She is the author of eight popular books on IT, HR, and project management, including 10 Steps to Successful Project Management. In her upbeat, practical style, Lou combines stories with useful techniques to help solve complex problems.