Scaling Agile development with large-scale Scrum

Tuesday 22 May 2012, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Free to attend for both Members and Non-Members

Craig Larman

This is a joint event between Agile Methods Specialist Group and Software Practice Advancement Specialist Group.

Scaling lean & agile development with large-scale Scrum for large, multisite, and/or offshore product development.

Craig Larman serves as a management consultant, with a focus on organizational redesign and systems thinking, for high-value-throughput enterprises. His emphasis is scaling agile and lean thinking to very large, multisite, and agile offshore development (usually, embedded systems), and coaching executive teams to succeed with larger enterprise-level agile and lean methods adoption; these topics are the subject of his latest two books:

  • Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking & Organizational Tools
  • Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Successful Large, Multisite & Offshore Products with Large-Scale Scrum

Craig works as the lead coach of lean product development adoption at Xerox, and serves as a consultant for large-scale Scrum and enterprise agile adoption at Nokia and Siemens Networks (now, NSN), at Statoil and Kongsberg Maritim and Cisco-Tandberg (in Norway), at Alcatel-Lucent, and at Schlumberger and UBS, among many other clients. Craig has served as chief scientist at Valtech, a consulting, outsourcing, and skills transfer organization with divisions in many countries, with a division in Bangalore that applies agile methods to offshore development. In his role at Valtech, he created 'agile offshore development' while living in India and China. His work focuses on product groups that involve a few hundred to a few thousand people, usually multisite.