What’s possibly possible in large organisations adopting agile?

When: 6th Jun 2018, 18:00 - 6th Jun 2018, 21:00
Where: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: BCS Software Practice Advancement (SPA) Specialist Group
Price: Free

Can agile be scaled? What could it look like? How could the targeted future state be approached successfully in large organisations?

Depending on audience participation and time, some personal experiences and reflections on “rollouts” of some practices and frameworks e.g.:

  • Scrum, XP, Kanban, Lean
  • BDD, TDD, C/I
  • Retrospectives
  • Alignment approaches
  • "Large Scale Frameworks"

Adoption Blockers will be mentioned, some tips offered, no silver bullets nor snake oil.

The target audience is everyone involved currently, in the past or in the future, with a small, medium, or large scale transformation to a framework or practice. If you’ve ever seen success(es) or failure(s) in the principles or practices adoption space, please join in and share your experience. We are all in this together...

About the speaker:

Rob Brown has led several agile transformations in small, medium and global FTSE250 organisations. Thus far, he has invested 24 years being passionate about software, brainware and peopleware - doing the right thing and doing it the right way. Working smarter, not harder, has led to him exploring a multitude of old and new practices available to all the SDLC roles and phases.

After the Object Active ’99 conference, Rob started a personal mission to understand things he did not understand - this has led to many interesting topics as well as work with talented intelligent people on remarkable things! Since 2010, Rob has mostly been helping organisations of 50-140,000 adopt the agile mindset and practices (technical, people and business) that are appropriate to try in their context to achieve their objectives typically pressured by market or regulatory changes.

As usual, our meeting will begin at 6pm with sandwiches and refreshments. The talk is from 6:30pm until around 8.00pm (depending on the number of questions from the audience). Then a networking session with the remainder of the food and drink will go until about 8:30pm.