Scaling Agile For The Enterprise (Brussels, Belgium. January 2015)

Brussels, Belgium. January 2015. The Agile Consortium Belgium organized a nice one-day event around scaling agile for the enterprise, mainly discussing enterprise agile frameworks such as SAFe, LeSS and DAD, with presenters such as Dean Leffingwell and Mark Limes. As an alternative to these heavyweight frameworks, I did a talk on how to build agile from the ground up, discussing my real-life experiences with coaching organizations that tend to start implementing agile bottom-up, rather than top-down.

Anyway, here’s my talk description and deck.

Scaling agile from he ground up

After we finally seem to have settled the agile wars, between XP, Scrum and Kanban, the market now starts to flood with enterprise agile frameworks, such as SAFe, DAD and Agility Path. However, many organizations are still struggling with how to implement agile, even in straightforward projects. During this vivid talk Sander Hoogendoorn, independent agile mentor, software architect and developer, will share his years of experiences in implementing agile principles and techniques in organizations, from the ground up, one step at the time. Sander does not shy away from criticizing agile – especially enterprise agile – and will go through a series of anti-patterns, pitfalls and roadblocks organizations encounter when moving towards agile, Scrum and Kanban. He also shows how to get around them, illustrated with many real-life and examples, and how to implement agile in baby steps.

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