Lessons Learned and Advanced Practices

VSH02 Lessons Learned: Being Agile in a Waterfall World

11/19/2015

8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Intermediate

Philip Japikse

Microsoft MVP, MCSD, CSM, and CSP

Principal Software Engineer

Strategic Data Systems, Inc.

Scrum and XP have found a strong following in the development community. But most non-development groups (such as Web Administrators, Production Support, Security, Testing and Users/Stake Holders) within the enterprise aren't just far from agile, they're not even trying to be more agile. The session starts with a refresher on Scrum, and then uses real experiences from large enterprise development projects to teach you how to effectively work with non-agile teams. Instead of trying to "convert" them, you'll learn strategies to adapt to their needs while remaining agile in the development realm.

You will learn:

  • How to work with Traditional PMO
  • How to work with devops and infrastructure teams
  • About moving QA, Designers, etc. to agile