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Patterns for Scaling Agile: David Grabel and Monica Yap

Nov 05, 2015, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm,  Constant Contact , Waltham, MA: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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David Grabel

David Grabel

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Topic:

Scaling Agile is risky. No matter what framework you use to scale Agile in a large enterprise, what are the patterns which lead to success, and what are the anti-patterns which lead to disasters? We invite all experienced Agile practitioners to explore and form a list of scaling patterns and anti-patterns. We will share our experience on how to create the successful patterns or avoid/resolve the anti-patterns. This is a highly interactive workshop with a goal to help the Agile community be more successful with enterprise transformations. Attendees can choose to be participants or observers.

Some of the aspects of enterprise transformations to be explored for patterns and anti-patterns include:

  • Large scale planning
  • Geographically distributed teams
  • Agile mind set
  • Agile metrics
Monica Yap

Monica Yap

About the speakers:

David Grabel is a passionate enterprise agile coach. He has introduced Scrum, Kanban, XP, and SAFe to organizations of sizes varying from single team startups to large organizations with over 500 teams. Previous clients include PayPal, Bose, and Trizetto. He helped develop a process for integrating Lean UX design with Scrum delivery teams that was rolled out to 15 Lean UX teams supporting over 100 delivery teams around the world. He is certified as CSM, CSP & SPC and is studying at the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. He recently presented a workshop at Agile 2015 on Patterns for Scaling Agile.

David is a past president of Agile New England. He is currently bringing agile beyond engineering at Vistaprint. Previously, he was Vice President of Engineering at Monetrics a startup that was acquired by JM Family Enterprises. Other previous senior management positions include Vice President of Product Technology at Thomson and Vice President of Development at Politzer & Haney.

Monica Yap is an Agile coach at Twitter. She has previously been an Agile coach, Agile trainer, and Agile transformation coach for Agile consulting firms cPrime and SolutionsIQ, working at clients such as Symantec and PayPal. Monica is a regular presenter at conferences, including Agile Conferences, ADP West, and Scrum Gathering.

 

 

 
Agile 101 for October 01, 2015
Nancy Van Schooenderwoert

Nancy Van Schooenderwoert

Topic: Scaling Agile for Hardware-Software Products

When you attempt to scale your Agile approach beyond software development to cover all of your product technologies for the whole lifecycle, you need answers to key questions like:

  • Doesn't hardware need far longer sprints than Agile allows?
  • Do all teams have to be cross-functional?
  • How do we coordinate among teams on a very large project?
  • Is there a point where the dependencies become unmanageable?

Now it seems that everyone is searching for a way to widen the benefits they've seen from Agile software teams, and they're trying out many different tactics. Agile scaling is not like other business change initiatives where you can paint a clear vision of the goal for everyone to see. We cannot mastermind a complete detailed picture of what our company will be like fully Agile - too many variables! The real question is:

"Can we create an emerging vision along the way that is strong enough to keep the transformation going?"

Nancy V believes that this is possible. We'll take an empirical approach - addressing these questions by looking at real project situations from the instructor's experience and yours.

About the session leader:

Nancy Van Schooenderwoert is an Agile Enterprise coach and founder of Lean-Agile Partners, Inc. She was among the first to apply Agile methods to embedded systems development, as an engineer, manager, and consultant. She has led Agile change initiatives beyond software development in safety-critical, highly regulated industries, and coached clients in the art of Agile technical and management leadership.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, and is a founder and past president of Agile New England. Nancy speaks at numerous Agile professional gatherings worldwide, and works with clients aerospace, factory automation, medical devices, defense systems, and


Agile 101 courses run from 6:00 to 6:45 during the networking period of the monthly meeting.

A sign-up sheet is posted at 5:30 near the check-in table. 

Capacity is limited to 10 people per class, and sign-up  is first come, first served.

 
Quantifying the Cost of Delay: Sean Barrett

Oct 01,2015, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm,  Constant Contact , Waltham, MA: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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Sean Barrett

Sean Barrett

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Topic:

This session will be an interactive workshop. Participants will exercise the concepts to explore example and real world scenarios by attempting to quantify the potential value of those scenarios.

Quantifying Cost of Delay not only helps improve prioritization, but also helps with making trade-off decisions. It creates a healthy sense of urgency, and changes the focus of the conversation from efficiency and cost (which can encourage counterproductive behavior) to speed and value. If you’re interested in experimenting with Cost of Delay, but not sure how to get started, then this workshop is specifically for you!

About the speaker:

Sean Barrett is an Enterprise Agile Coach at Vistaprint in Waltham, MA. With twenty years of experience in technology, from startups to Financial giants, his Agile journey began in the Lean and Kanban space. While completing Emergn’s Expert Coaching Pathway, his awareness of and passion for the interconnected worlds of Agile, Lean, Organizational Agility and Lean Startup expanded rapidly. At Vistaprint Sean collaborates with a deeply committed team of Agilists to help the enterprise navigate an end to end transformation of their culture, mindset and practices. We are shifting our focus away from maximizing utilization, hitting promised dates, and delivering in big batches, to increasing quality through fast feedback, accelerating our time to market, and ensuring we’re concentrating on our highest value opportunities to delight our customers.

 

 
Agile 101 for September 03, 2015 (two sessions)
Nancy Van Schooenderwoert

Nancy Van Schooenderwoert

Topic: Scaling Agile for Hardware-Software Products

When you attempt to scale your Agile approach beyond software development to cover all of your product technologies for the whole lifecycle, you need answers to key questions like:

  • Doesn't hardware need far longer sprints than Agile allows?
  • Do all teams have to be cross-functional?
  • How do we coordinate among teams on a very large project?
  • Is there a point where the dependencies become unmanageable?

Now it seems that everyone is searching for a way to widen the benefits they've seen from Agile software teams, and they're trying out many different tactics. Agile scaling is not like other business change initiatives where you can paint a clear vision of the goal for everyone to see. We cannot mastermind a complete detailed picture of what our company will be like fully Agile - too many variables! The real question is:

"Can we create an emerging vision along the way that is strong enough to keep the transformation going?"

Nancy V believes that this is possible. We'll take an empirical approach - addressing these questions by looking at real project situations from the instructor's experience and yours.

About the session leader:

Nancy Van Schooenderwoert is an Agile Enterprise coach and founder of Lean-Agile Partners, Inc. She was among the first to apply Agile methods to embedded systems development, as an engineer, manager, and consultant. She has led Agile change initiatives beyond software development in safety-critical, highly regulated industries, and coached clients in the art of Agile technical and management leadership.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, and is a founder and past president of Agile New England. Nancy speaks at numerous Agile professional gatherings worldwide, and works with clients aerospace, factory automation, medical devices, defense systems, and financial services.


David Grabel

David Grabel

Topic: Agile Values and Principles

Agile is nothing more and nothing less than the Agile Values and Principles. Originally articulated by the 17 signatories of the Agile Manifesto, they underpin all agile practices. As more and more organizations have begun to adopt agile practices they find that it is almost impossible to sustain those transformations on the practices alone. They are doing Agile, but not Being Agile. In order to Be Agile you need a clear understanding of the Agile Principles behind the manifesto.

This workshop will introduce you to the 12 Agile Principles and start you on the way to a deeper understanding of them. You can bring this understanding to your teams and leaders and show them how to Be Agile.

About the session leader:

David Grabel is a passionate enterprise agile coach. He has introduced Scrum, Kanban, XP, and SAFe to organizations of sizes varying from single team startups to large organizations with over 500 teams. Previous clients include PayPal, Bose, and Trizetto. He helped develop a process for integrating Lean UX design with Scrum delivery teams that was rolled out to 15 Lean UX teams supporting over 100 delivery teams around the world. He is certified as CSM, CSP & SPC and is studying at the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. He recently presented a workshop at Agile 2015 on Patterns for Scaling Agile.

David is a past president of Agile New England. He is currently bringing agile beyond engineering at Vistaprint. Previously, he was Vice President of Engineering at Monetrics a startup that was acquired by JM Family Enterprises. Other previous senior management positions include Vice President of Product Technology at Thomson and Vice President of Development at Politzer & Haney.


Agile 101 courses run from 6:00 to 6:45 during the networking period of the monthly meeting.

A sign-up sheet is posted at 5:30 near the check-in table. 

Capacity is limited to 10 people per class, and sign-up  is first come, first served.

 
Culture for Great Teams and Results: The Core Protocols: Richard Kasperowski

Sep 03, 2015, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm,  Constant Contact , Waltham, MA: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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Richard Kasperowski

Richard Kasperowski

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Topic: Core Protocols are behavior patterns for successful teams.

The Core Protocols are the work of Jim and Michele McCarthy. Over the last 20 years, the McCarthys studied hundreds of teams and thousands of students in a laboratory setting, giving each team a work assignment and deadline of one week to deliver a great product. The McCarthys observed the teams and factored out their success patterns. They encoded these success patterns--behavior patterns of successful teams—as 11 repeatable “protocols”, easy recipes that we can all follow, so we and our teams can reproducibly deliver great products on time every time.

In this presentation, Richard Kasperowski will introduce the Core Protocols. He will share the fundamentals of the Core Protocols and guide attendees through activities that help them learn and retain these same successful behavior patterns. You’ll leave with a better understanding of how to build a team that is in a state of shared vision and can deliver great products on time every time.

About the speaker:

Richard Kasperowski is a cofounder of the Greatness Guild and the author of The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness. He works as a Core Protocols trainer and coach, Agile trainer and coach, and Open Space facilitator. He teaches the class, Agile Software Development at Harvard University's Extension School. Read about him at www.kasperowski.com.

 

 
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